LAURELLE JADE FROESE
A recital program entitled 'Summertime Dreaming' supported by Manitoba Opera is commencing in various Hospital and Retirement Communities within Winnipeg over the Summer months. Please contact me for further inquiries! House Concerts are possibilities!
"Mezzo-Soprano Laurelle Jade Froese instills Kate Pinkerton with sensitive compassion.”
-Winnipeg Free Press
"...Laurelle Jade Froese (Mercédès) ...delivered staccato ensemble work with equal parts freshness and humour, and the orchestra was right with them.
"Laurelle Jade Froese…[was] excellent as...Mercédès, singing with verve and great stage presence."
-Vancouver Classical Music
"Laurelle Froese has a fine bright mezzo-soprano as Florence Pike, Lady Billows' faithful housekeeper, and is also an excellent actor. …Froese pulls off with great comic aplomb."
-Stage Door Toronto
Winnipeg born mezzo-soprano Laurelle Jade Froese is establishing herself as a young professional singer in Canada. She began her professional operatic debut in the spring of 2014 in Saskatoon Opera’s Die Zauberflöte as Second Lady, and was apart of Vancouver Opera’s Young Arist Program for the 2014-2015 season.
For Vancouver Opera, Laurelle sang Mercédès (Carmen) and Ida while understudying the role of Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus. Other performances include singing as alto soloist for Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Vancouver Oratorio Society and for Mozart’s Requiem with the Vancouver Bach Choir. Laurelle was a recipient of an Opera America Career Development Grant and sang with Edmonton Opera in the Spring of 2016.
In the 2017/'18 season, Laurelle debuted with Manitoba Opera as Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) and did a variety of adjudicating and clinical work throughout Manitoba and within the Winnipeg Schools.
In the spring of 2014 Laurelle completed her Masters of Music at the University of Toronto, under the tutelage of esteemed soprano Wendy Nielsen. Performances during this time include Florence (Albert Herring), Giannetta (L’elisir d’amore) and role studies of Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) and Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier). Other roles include Meg Page in Falstaff (Opera Nuova) and Flora in La Traviata (Highlands Opera Studio).
Laurelle is a 2013 & 2014 Jeune Ambassadeur Lyrique Laureate and represented Canada at the Minsk Opera House in Belarus.
A passionate artist and educator; Laurelle is the founder of The Wolseley Vocal Arts Project, which seeks to provide Vocal Arts Education to under-served youth in a choral and musical theatre program.
Singing as the Alto Soloist in Mozart's Requiem with the Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir on November 11th! Come out for a stellar line-up of Soloists! (Monica Huisman & John Tessier!)