Soprano Joni Henson is one of Canada’s most thrilling performers on both the opera and concert stage. After earning her Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance and an Artist Diploma in Opera from the University of Toronto Joni has gone on to perform in Europe, Canada and the United States. Recent performances include Fricka in DAS RHEINGOLD for Pacific Opera Victoria, Britten’s WAR REQUIEM with the Victoria Symphony, Senta in DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER for Calgary Opera and Pacific Opera Victoria, Elisabetta in DON CARLOS for Vancouver Opera and the Canadian Opera Company, Tosca for Pacific Opera Victoria, Desdemona in OTELLO with Calgary Opera, and as Gutrune in Wagner’s Ring Cycle with the Canadian Opera Company. Concert credits include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony and the Detroit Symphony, Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with Orchestre Metropolitain, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the Calgary Philharmonic and Opera Galas for the Colorado and Fairfax Symphonies. Most recently, she was heard as Marguerite in Berlioz’ LA DAMNATION DE FAUST with the Calgary Philharmonic and Strauss’ VIER LETZTE LIEDER with the Winnipeg Symphony.