Abigail Freeman

Abigail Freeman

Lyric Coloratura Soprano

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2015Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem SerailBlondchen
2015Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosZerbinetta
2015Puccini: Suor AngelicaSuor Genoveffa
2015Metcalfe: A Chair in LoveThe Chair
2014Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDespina
2014Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem SerailBlondchen
2014Mozart: Die ZauberflöteKönigin der Nacht (Queen of the Night)
2013Mozart: Die ZauberflötePapagena
2013Schubert: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D. 965Soprano
2013Weber: Der FreischützÄnnchens
2013Jauchzet Gott in allen LandenSoprano
2012Verdi: RigolettoGilda
2006Handel: MessiahSoprano
2005GloriaSoprano
2005Wachet aufSoprano
2004Handel: MessiahSoprano
2004Bach J.S.: Matthäuspassion, BWV 244 (St. Matthew Passion)Soprano
2004Wachet betetSoprano

Bio

Noted for her vocal agility and unique vocal colour, Canadian coloratura soprano, Abigail Freeman, is now establishing herself as a young singer on the rise.   Ms. Freeman begins the 2014-2015 season with the role of the Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute) with Oshawa Opera and will also make her debut as Blondchen (Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail) with Opera by  Request. She will once again join Windmill Theatre for another exciting season and will reunite with Arcady in the spring for a recital of new Canadian music. She concludes a busy season with Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos), Suor Genoveffa (Suor Angelica) and the role of The Chair in A Chair in Love by John Metcalf.   Highlights from the 2013-2014 season were being featured as a soloist with the Heliconian Choir & Orchestra singing Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (Schubert) and singing the role of Ännchen in Der Freischütz (Weber) with Toronto Opera Collaborative. She closed the season with her first Despina (Cosi fan tutte) with the Toronto Summer Opera Workshop and as a soloist in the Brott Festival as one of the Soprano Soloists in Mozart’s Requiem.   Past performances include performances with the Heliconian Choir & Orchestra, the Canadian Orpheus Male Choir, Toronto Opera Collaborative, Tapestry New Opera 101 program, Counterpoint Chorale and the Talisker Players, the Mississauga Choral Society, Arcady and the Brantford Symphony, Cathderal Bluffs Symphony Orchestra and Village Voices, Tryptych Concert & Opera, Toronto Opera Repertoire, and the Georgetown Bach Chorale. She made her European debut as Papagena in Lyric Opera Studio Weimar’s production of Die Zauberflöte (Mozart) in Germany. She concluded the 2013-2014 season as an actor and singer in the play, When it all falls down (written by Natalie Miller) which aired on Rogers TV/Hope TV.   Freeman’s versatility extends from opera, recital, oratorio and concert works as well as cabaret and musical theatre. Past credits include Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Bach cantatas Wachet aufand Wachet, betet, and the roles of Fanchette (Le mariage aux lanternes), Ilia (Idomeneo), Lakmé (Lakmé), Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Gilda (Rigoletto), and Ophelia in the Canadian staged premiere of Mark Richards’, Hamlet.  Freeman has been heard in recitals with the Plein Air Garden Concerts Series, Our Lady of Sorrows Concert Series (New York), and the Arcady Concert Series as a Young Artist.    Freeman completed a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Toronto (Canada) and a Master of Music Degree from Binghamton University (United States). She has participated in masterclasses, workshops and programs with esteemed singers Nico Castel, Mary Morrison, Rosemarie Landry, Kimberly Barber, Damon Nestor Ploumis, and Mildred Miller Posvar.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail Blondchen 2015
Strauss R.: Ariadne auf Naxos Zerbinetta Summer Opera Lyric Theatre 2015
Puccini: Suor Angelica Suor Genoveffa Art Bel Productions 2015
Metcalfe: A Chair in Love The Chair Opera by Request 2015
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte Despina Immediately Toronto Summer Opera Workshop 2014