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Filipino mezzo-soprano Renee was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. She currently studies with Elizabeth Mcdonald at University of Toronto Opera.

She graduated with First Class honours from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2019 with further support from the National Commission of Culture and the Arts of the Philippines. 

Her operatic roles include Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro (U of T Opera), Donna Anna in Don Jo (Arcola Queer Collective/Grimeborn Opera Festival), Public Opinion in Orpheus in the Underworld (Guildhall School of Music and Drama), The Assistant in The Tsar wants his Photo Taken (UCL Performance Lab – Hebrew and Jewish Studies) and Fanny Price in the Canadian premiere of Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park (U of T Opera). 

She has performed as a soloist across the Philippines, UK, France, Austria, Greece and Switzerland and is a recent member of the Nathaniel Dett Chorale. She is also a mentor for the recently-launched independent opera-education collective, Opera InReach.

Renee is grateful to be currently based in The City of Toronto, the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples; now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

Renee currently enjoys a scholarship at University of Toronto Opera



21-31 August 2020

Philippine Consulate in Toronto

“HARANA” (Serenade)


Renee Fajardo, Mezzo-soprano

and Ron Michael Adea, pianist

12 – 15 March 2020

University of Toronto Opera

Macmillan Theatre, 80 Queen’s Park, Toronto

Mansfield Park 

Music by Jonathan Dove

Libretto by Alasdair Middleton based on the novel by Jane Austen

18-19 May 2019

Barbican Centre

Silk St., London EC2Y 8DS

Sound Unbound

Alma Mahler: Die stille stadt and other songs with Street Orchestra

26 May 2019

Music Hall, Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Silk St, London EC2Y 8DT

Scenes at Six

Guildhall Final year and Graduate certificate students perform a host of the most beloved scenes from popular opera repertoire


19 June 2019

10.50 AM

Music Hall, Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Silk St, London EC2Y 8DT

Final Recital

Celebrating works by two of the most adored figures in history: Clara Schumann and Alma Mahler, as well as folk songs from America and my native Philippines

24-31 August


Music by Arcola Participation Queer Collective after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Leo Doulton after Lorenzo da Ponte

Director Leo Doulton
Music Director Nick Bonadies

A queer take on Mozart’s perennially problematic classic by Arcola Participation’s Queer Collective, for lovers of queer art and opera alike.

5 Sep, 6 Sep at 8pm
7 Sep at 3pm and 8pm

Gstaad Menuhin Festival


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