COSA Canada Presents: USHA! The Music of my Life (LIVE STREAM)

COSA Canada Presents: USHA! The Music of my Life (LIVE STREAM)

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Join COSA Canada as we kick off our 2022-2023 season with USHA! The Music of my Life!

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Join us on Saturday, September 10, 2022 as we kick off our 2022-2023 season with USHA! The Music of my Life presented by Karen Usha, soprano!

Born and raised in Sri Lanka, Karen’s love for singing and stage performance began at a young age, she commenced her vocal education in her native land through the affiliated Royal and Trinity College Schools of Music, London, England. After immigrating to Canada, she pursued her vocal development through The Royal Conservatory of Music and Voice Performance, Faculty of Music, UofT.

Usha has held solo performances in Australia and New York. As Toronto is now home, she works for the Toronto Public Library, conducts vocal lessons and music programs to children with Autism and enjoys her collaborative work with local musicians, poets and authors.

Karen Usha also has a home catering service, a teenage son and a gorgeous pup!

George Elliot Clarke - world renowned Canadian poet, author, playwright and professor at the University of Toronto has said of Karen after a recent collaborative zoom performance, “Listening to that voice is to be at the Met - in one's own home!" 

Tickets are $35 or Pay What You Can! Enjoy this recital from the comfort of your own home!

ABOUT COSA CANADA: "Performing the Extraordinary!"

We founded The Centre for Opera Studies & Appreciation in 2006 and incorporated in 2009 to create essential experiences and training for Canada’s young and emerging opera artists. We grew enthusiastic audiences each step of the way, event after event, and excitement after excitement. Through our many performances and formats – online performances, house concerts, operas in concert, opera pops, stage premieres of new productions, church and school concerts, doorstep serenades, public masterclasses, and restaurant "Opera Night" events - we are making all the difference in lifting the lives of our audience members, artists, and hosts.

AUDITIONS, CASTING: Stuart Barker (British Youth Opera), Leslie Dala (Vancouver Opera), Nathalie Doucet (Conservatorium van Amsterdam), Christina Haldane (Dalhousie University), Shannon Hiebert (University of Alberta), Marion Newman (Amplified Opera and Association for Opera in Canada), Patrick Raftery (University of British Columbia), Lisa Roy (Université de Moncton), Vicki St. Pierre (Mount Allison University), Howard Watkins (Metropolitan Opera).

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