Exceptional vocal maturity and a lovely, exciting voice
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Praised for her performances with “exceptional maturity and a lovely voice” (Opera Canada, 2013), mezzo soprano Kristina Agur has cemented her reputation as a versatile performer. Recent highlights include singing Tatiana in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin (Muskoka Opera Festival), Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan tutte (COSI), and Mrs. Nolan in Menotti’s The Medium (U of T Opera).

Kristina has shown a proclivity for Russian repertoire, beginning as the Gypsy Woman and chorus in Rachmaninoff’s Aleko with Opera5. Kristina has also shown a particular interest in contemporary works, premiering the roles of The Voice of the Central Committee (The Machine Stops) and Hannah Campbell (Footsteps in Campbell House). She has also sung the roles of Cousin Hebe in HMS Pinafore, Madame Lidoine in Dialogues des Carmélites, Mistress of the Novices in Suor Angelica, and Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro.

Kristina holds a Master of Music (Opera Performance) and a Bachelor of Music (Voice Performance) from the University of Toronto, where she studied with Wendy Nielsen and J. Patrick Raftery. Before beginning her studies in voice, Kristina completed her Bachelor of Environmental Science at McMaster University. It was there she got her first taste of solo vocal performance as the alto soloist in Vivaldi’s Gloria as a member of the McMaster University Choir.

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Praised for her performances with “exceptional maturity and a lovely voice” (Opera Canada, 2013), mezzo soprano Kristina Agur has cemented her reputation as a versatile performer. Recent highlights include singing Tatiana in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin (Muskoka Opera Festival), Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan tutte (COSI), and Mrs. Nolan in Menotti’s The Medium (U of T Opera).

Kristina has shown a proclivity for Russian repertoire, beginning as the Gypsy Woman and chorus in Rachmaninoff’s Aleko with Opera5. Kristina has also shown a particular interest in contemporary works, premiering the roles of The Voice of the Central Committee (The Machine Stops) and Hannah Campbell (Footsteps in Campbell House). She has also sung the roles of Cousin Hebe in HMS Pinafore, Madame Lidoine in Dialogues des Carmélites, Mistress of the Novices in Suor Angelica, and Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro.

Kristina holds a Master of Music (Opera Performance) and a Bachelor of Music (Voice Performance) from the University of Toronto, where she studied with Wendy Nielsen and J. Patrick Raftery. Before beginning her studies in voice, Kristina completed her Bachelor of Environmental Science at McMaster University. It was there she got her first taste of solo vocal performance as the alto soloist in Vivaldi’s Gloria as a member of the McMaster University Choir.

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May 22-27

Estonian Arts Centre

Recital: "Armastuse Rada" (The Pathway of Love)

With Steven Bell and Charles Kipper

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May 13

University of Toronto

DMA Recital of Dann Mitton

Excerpts from Parsifal (Wagner)

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May 7

St. Giles Kingsway

Recital

With Nicholas Borg, Victoria Borg, Leanne Kaufmann

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April 22

Estonia Choir

"Teeme õhtulla iluda"

Mezzo Soloist

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March 5

Estonian Arts Centre

Recital: "Armastuse Rada" (The Pathway of Love)

With Steven Bell and Charles Kipper

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February 11

Tryptych Opera with Cathedral Bluffs Orchestra

Suor Angelica

Monitor

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December 17

Tryptych Opera with Cathedral Bluffs Orchestra

Amahl and the Night Visitors

Chorus

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October 30

Estonian National Opera Boys’ Choir

Roman Toi 100

Mezzo Soloist

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August 23

Muskoka Chautauqua Music Festival

Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)

Tatyana

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June 19

Estonian National Opera Boys’ Choir

Roman Toi 100

Mezzo Soloist

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April 11

U of T Opera

Recital: "Gestes frénétiques"

Proses Lyriques (Débussy)

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April 2

U of T Opera

"The Art of the Prima Donna"

Scene from Pikovaya dama

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March 10-13

U of T Opera

Paul Bunyan (Britten)

Goose, Young Tree, Miss Kitty

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January 24

U of T Opera

The Machine Stops (World Premiere)

The Voice of the Central Committee

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November 5-8

U of T Opera

The Medium

Mrs. Nolan

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July 15-19

Centre for Opera Studies in Italy

Così fan tutte

Dorabella

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news

Power to burn here and interesting, lovely colours
John Gilks

Diva, diva, diva

operaramblings

Today’s lunchtime concert in the RBA featured the assembled students of UoT Opera in a staged programme called The Art of the Prima Donna. It was a sequence of mostly ensemble numbers drawn from the core 19th century rep. Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Puccini, Donizetti, Bellini, Bizet and Rossini all featured with works made famous by the great divas of the era’ Patti, Pasta, Malibran etc.

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Concert, on 'love', March 5th

Estonian Life

Armastuse Rada - The Pathway of Love, a concert featuring musicians Kristina Agur, Stephen Bell, and Charles Kipper is coming up on March 5th. Presented by the Estonian Art Centre, this is the inaugural concert of the series Eesti Laul ja Laulja-Estonian Singer and Song. This will be a yearly event, spanning Estonian singers and songs of all styles.

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Puccini’s Suor Angelica

Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra

The Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Norman Reintamm, is pleased to welcome back TrypTych Concert & Opera on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. The program includes Puccini’s Suor Angelica with TrypTych Concert & Opera, Puccini‘s Capriccio Sinfonico, and Tchaikovsky‘s Elegy for Strings. Puccini’s Suor Angelica is the second of Puccini’s trio of operas known as Il trittico (Triptych), Suor Angelica is a heartbreaking tale of motherhood, loss, and repentance.

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Kontsert Roman Toi 100

Eesti Muusika Infokeskus

Pühapäeval, 30. oktoobril kell 15 toimub Estonia kontserdisaalis Roman Toi 100. sünnipäevale pühendatud kontsert. Väliseesti koorielu eestvedaja ning laulupidude hing, koorijuht, pedagoog, organist ja helilooja Roman Toi sündis 18. juunil 1916 Viljandimaal. Toi on olnud Toronto Eesti Meeskoori ja segakoori Estonia dirigent, väliseesti laulupidude ning 1990 ja 1994 Eesti laulupidude üldjuht. Ta on olnud Toronto Kuningliku Konservatooriumi kompositsiooni, muusikateooria ja koorijuhtimise õppejõud ja avaldanud hulganisti muusikaartikleid.

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Tumultuous tale featured homegrown Bracebridge tenor Daevyd Pepper

Bracebridge Examiner

The tumultuous tale of unrequited love, betrayal, revenge and regret, performed in Russian (with English surtitles), showcased the soaring voices of rising stars in Canadian opera, including the homegrown talent of tenor Daevyd Pepper.

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In Review: The Telephone & The Medium

Schmopera

The University of Toronto Opera opened a double bill last night, pairing together two of Menotti's most well-loved works, The Telephone (1946) and The Medium (1945). I saw the first of two casts in what I thought was a beautifully detailed productions Michael Albano (The Telephone) and rising director Anna Theodosakis (The Medium).

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