October 19, 2019 - 7:30pm
Recital Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre,
Noted by the San Francisco Chronicle as "a singer of rare gifts and artistic intensity," Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman has emerged as one of the most magnificent performers and vibrant personalities of the day. She has given solo recitals at London's Wigmore Hall, Roy Thomson Hall, Carnegie Hall, Spivey Hall, the Kennedy Center, and beyond. Measha Brueggergosman has received honorary doctorates from St. Thomas University of New Brunswick and Acadia University in Nova Scotia and was awarded the Grand Prize at the 2002 Jeunesses Musicales Montreal International Competition. She also has been a prizewinner at The Dutch International Vocal Competition 's-Hertogenbosch, the Wigmore Hall in London, George London Foundation in New York, The Queen Sonja International Music Competition in Oslo, and the ARD Music Competition in Munich. Her first recording with Deutsche Grammophon, Surprise, was released in 2007 and garnered a Juno Award for Classical Album of the Year. In 2017, Measha’s memoir “Something Is Always on Fire” was released on Harper Collins and was a Globe & Mail bestseller. In 2019, Measha made her debut at the Barbican Centre in London and returned to Carnegie Hall for a sold out performance.