Soprano Camille Holland, described as having a “pure, unaffected approach” in Opera Canada magazine, has been singing professionally since the age of nine. During her career she has received numerous scholarships and awards, including the first place award in the Vancouver Women’s Musical Society’s 2016 Scholarship Competition, and the Phyllis and Bernard Shapiro Scholarship in Opera from McGill University.
Camille has performed extensively in both operatic and concert settings. Her roles include Dortchen Wild in The Brothers Grimm, Josephine in HMS Pinafore, Poussette in Manon, Esmeralda in The Bartered Bride, Papagena in Die Zauberflöte, Oberto in Alcina, and Virtù in L’incoronazione di Poppea. In concert she has performed excerpts from Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang (Vancouver Oratorio Society’s Silver Jubilee Concert), Frank Ticheli’s “Angels in the Architecture” (2016 Whistler Cantando Music Festival), and numerous solos with McGill University’s Cappella Antica and Early Music Ensembles.
Having an affinity for contemporary music, Camille has participated in many events highlighting this genre. She was a featured soloist in the 2017 Saskatoon Strata Festival, and while attending UBC performed several pieces written by composition students, collaborating closely with the composers throughout the process. She was also a lead soloist in the 2015 world premiere of Stephen Chatman’s opera Choir Practice.
Camille holds a MMus in Opera from the University of British Columbia, and a BMus in Voice Performance from McGill University. Her teachers and coaches include John Tessier, Marisa Gaetanne, Joanne Kolomyjec, Shannon Hiebert, Rena Sharon, Michael McMahon, Valerie Kinslow, Marie-Ève Scarfone, and Kim Mattice-Wanat.