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Renee Fajardo is a mezzo-soprano born in Manila, Philippines. She currently studies with Elizabeth Mcdonald at the University of Toronto Opera School.

She recently graduated with First Class honours from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London under scholarships from the Guildhall School Trust and the National Commission of Culture and the Arts of the Philippines.

In Manila, she performed in various opera choruses, concertized widely with VivaVoce Voice Lab and was a recurring soloist of the Manila Symphony Orchestra. 

In 2017, she won first prize at the Courtney Kenny Award and was consequently featured in the London Song Festival. The summer of the following year, Renee was a fellow at the Toronto Summer Music Festival and performed in concert at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts Mozarteum in Salzburg. 

This year, she performed at the Barbican Centre’s Sound Unbound Festival, UCL Performance Lab’s ‘The Tsar wants his photo taken’, Grimeborn Opera Festival’s ‘Don Jo’, the Voices of London Festival and the Gstaad Menuhin Festival Academy. 

She will be performing Fanny Price in the Canadian premiere of Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park at University of Toronto Opera in early 2020.

Renee currently enjoys a scholarship at University of Toronto Opera

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Schedule

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

DON JO

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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Photography:

Marvin G. Bautista