Avery Lafrentz, soprano

Hailing from the sunshine capital of Canada, Estevan, Saskatchewan, soprano Avery Lafrentz is currently working to make her mark in the bustling opera scene of London, England. 

A globetrotter in pursuit of her passion, Avery’s voice has graced stages in Italy, Austria, England & the United States in both opera and concert engagements. Whether embodying the fiery spirit of Vitellia ‘Clemenza di Tito’ or tugging at heartstrings as Anna Maurrant ‘Street Scene’ and Suor Angelica in ‘Suor Angelica’, Avery’s performances exude boundless potential. 

Not content with just scaling operatic mountains, she maintains a close relationship with song repertoire – especially by Berg, Strauss, Wagner and contemporary song – earning the support of the Art Song Foundation of Canada to participate as a professional fellow at SongFest in Los Angeles.  

A true scholar of her craft, Avery holds a Master of Music in Voice and Opera Performance from McGill University as a Wirth Family Fellow, where she sang multiple lead roles with Opera McGill. McGill University also employed her as a Research Assistant in the Schulich School of Music. She holds two Bachelor degrees in Arts & Science, and Music from the University of Toronto where she earned the Douglas Bodle – St. Andrew’s Graduating Award.

Currently honing her craft at the esteemed Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the UK, with the support of the Guildhall School Trust, Avery is a force to be reckoned with, earning a coveted spot in their prestigious Opera Studio. This past year she has performed multiple recitals and events including a concert version of ‘Les Misérables’ with Cameron Mackintosh Productions, contemporary music with the UBU ensemble, and an upcoming Shakespeare recital with Nicky Spence OBE and Dylan Perez. 

Under the tutelage of the distinguished pedagogue, researcher, and author Janice Chapman, Avery continues to refine her artistry, blending tradition with innovation in her quest for vocal freedom. 

This spring she will return to Saskatchewan to perform Paul Carr’s ‘Requiem for an Angel’ with the Regina Philharmonic Chorus and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra. 

She would like to thank her teachers, coaches, and mentors for their generous support along the way including:

 Janice Chapman, Michael Pugh, Dominique Labelle, Elizabeth Koch, Patrick Hansen, John Mac Master, Michael McMahon, Steven Hargreaves, Elizabeth MacDonald, Jo Greenaway, Darryl Edwards, Stephanie Weiss, Robert Loewen, Evanne Wilhelm, 

& the one who started it all … her mom, Arlene. 
It takes a village! 

Avery is a dedicated and hardworking individual, always looking for new opportunities to improve and showcase her talent.  In her spare time, she indulges in her love for art by drawing and painting.

With her strong sense of discipline, passion for music and love of opera, song, and visual art, Avery is poised to leave an indelible mark on the world of opera and beyond!


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