Aaron FERGUSON (W)

tenor

A Saskatchewan native, tenor Aaron Ferguson is alumni of the Atelier Lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal. A 2007 and 2008 member of Pacific Opera Victoria’s Young Artist Program, and a 2012 member of Glimmerglass Opera’s Young American Artist Program, he trains under Nancy Argenta and Gerald Martin Moore.

Aaron is renowned for his acting abilities in both dramatic and comic roles. In reference to his recent performance of Menotti’s The Consul, Opera Canada said: « Most impressive was Aaron Ferguson as the Magician, vocally at ease and brilliant in his comic pathos. This is a promising young tenor with huge acting talent. »

Recently he made his debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for Howard Blake’s The Bear under Alain Trudel. In December, he returned to perform with l’Orchestre Métropolitain for Bach’s Magnificat under the bâton of Yannick Nezet-Seguin.

A regular at l’Opéra de Montréal, his recent appearances include Nika Magadoff (The Consul), Borsa (Rigoletto), Monostatos (Die Zauberflöte), Spoletta (Tosca), Le Doyen (Cendrillon), Arlecchino (cover) in Pagliacci and as Charles Gill in Andre Gagnon’s Nelligan. An acclaimed concert artist, his credits include Judas Maccabeus with Laurence Cummings and the Victoria Symphony, Noël á l’Opéra with l’Orchestre Métropolitain, Handel’s Ode to St. Cecilia’s Day, Carmina Burana with Jon Washburn and the Vancouver Chamber Singers, Mozart‘s Mass in c minor with the Victoria Choral Society and Mozart’s Requiem.

Previous performances include Lysander (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) at the Banff Centre, Apollo (Semele) and Un Cénobite (Thaïs) with Pacific Opera Victoria under Timothy Vernon, Albert Herring, Sam Polk (Susannah) and Fenton (Falstaff) with Opera Nuova, Riot in Carl Davis’ Peace and at the Summer on the Shannon music festival in Ireland, Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) Aenaes/Sailor (Dido & Aeneas) and Kaspar (Amahl and the Night Visitors).

Aaron is renowned for his acting abilities and comic roles. Upcoming appearances include: Basilio/Curzio (Il nozze di Figaro) with l’Opéra de Montréal, Le Chevalier Danois (Armide) with Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Atelier and Chateau Versailles, France and Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin at the Chapelle Historique du Bon Pasteur.