Originally from New Brunswick, Beth Hagerman is a Toronto-based soprano celebrated as “a clear, strong lyric with a wonderful bloom in her upper register [and with] her acting… on point.” (Schmopera) In November, she made her Italian debut in Teatro Comunale di Bologna’s production of Aida as The High Priestess. Last January, she was presented by Opera San Miguel in the 3rd Annual Mexico-Canada Co-OPERA-tive Concert in San Miguel, Mexico and sang as Michaela in Loose Tea Music Theatre’s adaptation of Carmen for which she was praised as being “devastating and … flawless.” (Schmopera) In April 2016, Ms. Hagerman sang as Leonora in Opera Nova Scotia’s concert production of Fidelio and she was the resident soprano at the National Art Centre’s Young Artist Program in June. In the summer of 2015, Ms. Hagerman played Nedda in Maritime Concert Opera’s production of I Pagliacci and Maggie in Loose Tea Music Theatre’s Dissociative Me . In November 2014, she was featured in the Canadian Opera Company’s Noon Hour Concert series in a program of chamber music, including Bolcom’s Let Evening Come and Chausson’s Chanson Perpétuelle . Ms. Hagerman recorded a recital with John O’Conor at CBC’s Studio One in Vancouver in December 2014 which was broadcast by In Concert in September 2015. Ms. Hagerman was the recipient of t he 2016 IRCPA Lois McDonall Scholarship.