Megan Miceli, Soprano
Canadian Soprano, Megan Miceli, has been praised for her “bright, pure, well focused high lyric soprano, with admirably steady and evenly produced tone” (Musical Toronto). Some role highlights include Mother/Gravedigger/Guilt Spectre in the world premiere of Ghost Opera, music by Veronika Krausas, commissioned by The Old Trout Puppet Workshop in partnership with the Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity and Calgary Opera, The Mother (Amahl and the Night Visitors), Papagena (The Magic Flute), Berta (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), the title character in Dawn Sonntag’s new opera Evangeline, Morgana (Alcina), Despina (Così fan tutte), Giannetta (L’elisir d’amore), and Rose (At the Statue of Venus). Recent concert performances include appearances with Tapestry Opera, the Toronto Mozart Players, Pax Christi Chorale, BrottOpera and the National Academy Orchestra, Opera 5, The Cantabile Chorale, and L’Oasis Musicale, among others. Megan was honoured to be an Emerging Artist with Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artist Development Program for their 2018-2019 season. She is an alumna of various other esteemed training programs including Songbook VII: New Opera 101, Toronto Summer Music Festival, Vocalypse: Opera from Scratch, and St. Andrews Vocal Techniques Workshop and was recently honoured to win first prize in the Toronto Mozart Vocal Competition. She holds a Graduate Diploma in Performance and a Masters in Music in Voice and Opera from McGill University as well as a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Guelph. Upcoming performances for the 2019-2020 season include appearances with Pax Christi Chorale and the Guelph Symphony Orchestra.
Carlie Goodall, Mezzo-Soprano
Carlie Goodall is elated to be the mezzo soloist with the Guelph Symphony Orchestra for the first time. Music has always been a part of her life and singing holds a special place in her heart as it allows her to express herself in ways that words cannot. Carlie has been an active member of the University of Guelph Choir and the Gryphon Singers since 2015 and has performed in numerous concerts with them including a featured performance at Choral Canada’s Podium Conference in St John’s Newfoundland in 2018. She has competed in Kiwanis music festivals in various cities at the local and provincial level receiving scholarships for continuing her music education. Carlie is also an active member of the music department at the University of Guelph, sharing her love of music in numerous student soloist day performances. Carlie continues here vocal training locally at Mosaic Studios and looks forward to always sharing the gift of song.
Christopher Wattam, Tenor
Praised for his bright, clear sound and musical intelligence, Christopher Wattam is an established performer of the oratorio and concert repertoire. His recent performances include Monteverdi’s Vespro Veneziano with the La Cetra Barockorchester conducted by Andrea Marcon at the Chiesa Collegio Papio in Ascona, Helmut Lachenmann’s Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern at the Zürich Opernhaus, and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass at the Kathedrale St. Mariä Himmelfahrt in Chur. He is also a dynamic operatic and stage performer, having performed Renaud in Lully’s Armide at Schloss Valtice in the Czech Republic, and Ralph Rackstraw in H.M.S Pinafore with Toronto Operetta Theatre.
Christopher is currently a member of the Advanced Vocal Ensemble Studies program, performing vocal polyphony of the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries under the guidance of Paul Agnew, Stratton Bull and Björn Schmelzer.
Christopher holds a Master of Arts in Musikalischer Performance Alte Musik from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis as well as an Artist Diploma from Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Guelph.
Gordon Burnett, Bass
Gordon Burnett maintains an active musical career as a singer, voice teacher and conductor. As a singer, his professional experience includes the Elmer Iseler Singers, Elora Festival Singers, Tafelmusik Chamber Choir and Tactus Vocal Ensemble. Solo work includes Messiah, Mozart Requiem, Bach Cantata 4 and 140, Pilate (St. John Passion), Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle and Stainer Crucifixion. In April 2016 he completed a Masters in Vocal Pedagogy at the University of Toronto and has opened a private voice studio at his home in Waterloo. He conducts the Guelph Male Choir and the Sanctuary Choir at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Kitchener where he can be seen on CTV’s Sunday morning church service broadcasts.