UBC Opera Director Nancy Hermiston honoured at The Rubies

UBC Opera director and University Marshal Nancy Hermiston was honoured at The Opera Canada Awards (The Rubies) on Oct. 5 in Toronto, along with Russell Braun and Jacqueline Desmarais in recognition of her outstanding achievements on stage and behind the scenes.

Hermiston’s operatic career has taken her throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. Her New York début took place in Carnegie Hall with Marilyn Horne and Mario Bernardi. Her European début led to a permanent engagement with the prestigious Nürnberg Opera. She has held numerous appointments as a voice teacher, as stage director at the Meistersinger Konservatorium, Nürnberg, and at the University of Toronto opera and performance divisions. She has worked with UBC’s School of Music since 1995.

For more information on Hermiston’s award, visit http://wire.arts.ubc.ca/arts-in-the-news/ubc-director-of-voice-and-opera-honoured-with-ruby-award/

On Nov. 10-13, UBC Opera presents their new production of Robert Ward’s The Crucible, directed by Hermiston.  To further explore the themes along with the opera, a series of preshow lectures will give further insight into what historical and modern lessons The Crucible brings.  Participants will include Ben Goold, Jessica Wang, Rumee Ahmed, Daniel Vickers and Gage Averill.  For more information, visit http://www.music.ubc.ca/student-ensembles/opera/.