MIA HARRIS - MEZZO SOPRANO
Mia Harris is a native of Penticton where she discovered her love for performing. She began studying singing with Lynne Leydier when she was in grade 8 and participated in many community shows with Soundstage and The Penticton Light Opera Society. Mia has earned a Bachelor of Music from UBC, an Artist Diploma from the Vancouver Academy of Music and an Opera Diploma from the University of Toronto. In addition she has participated in some of Canada's most prestigious summer training programs for young singers and worked with top teachers and coaches from Canada and the United States. She has been the recipient of many scholarships and bursaries and won an opportunity to sing as guest soloist in the Orpheum Theatre with the Vancouver Academy Orchestra. Mia has had engagements with Burnaby Lyric Opera, Saskatoon Opera, Toronto Operetta Theatre, Opera in Concert (Toronto), Penticton Community Concerts and the West Coast Symphony (Vancouver) where she sang Verdi's Requiem. Some of her favorite credits include Orfeo in Orfeo ed Euridice, Jo in Little Women, Niklaus in Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, the title role in L'Enfant et les Sortileges among others. Her favorite role thus far is Der Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos.