“…a rich, warm voice and commanding stage presence”
– Sharon Tikiryan, Bracebridge Examiner
A 2019 Dora Award winner, for outstanding performance of an Ensemble in Vivier’s Kopernikus with Against The Grain Theatre.
This fall Miss Sills will embark on a ten city tour with Against The Grain Theatre’s La Bohème as Mimì.
Past highlights include the roles of Esther in Paola Prestini’s Silent Light with the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Soprano in Vivier’s Kopernikus which Greg Finney of Schmopera stated “The most intriguing singing for me of the evening came from soprano Jonelle Sills. Sills manages to keep her warm, full, elastic tone intact while managing such difficult music.”
Upcoming & Exciting...
#AtGBoheme — A modern love story sung in English. At a dive bar.
A modern adaptation and English translation of the Puccini classic shifted the tale of struggling artists to the present-day, and unfolded entirely inside a historic dive bar in the heart of Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood.
Singing the role of Mimì, Jonelle will tour this fully-staged remount. This 10 city tour from Banff to Toronto will end at the historic Tranzac Club.
#AtGBoheme is sung in English, with a new English libretto by Joel Ivany.
September 27 — Banff, Alberta
September 28 — Calgary, Alberta
September 30 — Medicine Hat, Alberta
October 1 — Regina, Saskatchewan
October 2 — Brandon, Manitoba
October 4 — Winnipeg, Manitoba
October 5 — Kenora, Ontario
October 6 — Thunder Bay, Ontario
October 8 — Sudbury, Ontario
October 11 to October 25 — Tranzac Club, Toronto, Ontario
A world premiere by composer Gareth Williams, librettist David James Brock under the direction of Philip Akin with Toronto’s Young People’s Theatre.
“When a touch could be a lifeline – or lethal – two 16-year-olds dare to tempt fate. Pria and Theo are isolated by a rare disease that could prove deadly if they make contact.”