Mezzo-soprano Louisa Cowie is known to sing “with passion and commitment” and perform with “commanding presence”. A music graduate of Queens University, Louisa has always been in love with singing. She reigns from a small farm town called Marmora located in Eastern Ontario. Louisa made her first international stage debut as the Mother Goose in The Rakes Progress opening the Aldeburgh Festival with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. A recipient of the ORMTA Provincial Voice Competition Award, Louisa’s past concert performances include Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Handel’s Messiah and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass. A few of her operatic roles included Suzuki in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Annio in Clemenza di Tito, Third Lady in The Magic Flute as well as two debut Russian opera pant roles, Lel from the The Snow Maiden and Ratmir from Ruslan and Liudmila. Louisa is excited to have the opportunity to sing the role of Zita again with Southern Ontario Lyric Opera.