Jonelle Sills

“Sills is the kind of talent that rarely comes along…Jonelle Sills is a thrill.”

Stephan Bonfield, Ludwig Van Toronto 

Ms. Sills was named as one of York University’s to 30 Alumni Under 30 for 2022 and was one Canada’s 30 hot classical musicians under 30 for 2020 by CBC Music.  Jonelle will return to Vancouver Opera  in 2023 to make her MainStage debut in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Helena.

This summer Miss Sills returned to the National Arts Centre Orchestra singing Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and selections Ian Cusson’s Where There’s A Wall.

Jonelle is a 2019 Dora Award winner, for outstanding performance of an Ensemble in Vivier’s  Kopernikus with Against The Grain Theatre.

Past highlights include the roles of Esther in Paola Prestini’s Silent Light with the Banff Centre. 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...

New Year’s Day in Vienna

Ring in the New Year with your favourite Strauss waltzes and Viennese-inspired revelry. Guelph Symphony’s New Year’s Day in Vienna concert at the River Run Centre is a delightfully joyous tradition. This year lead by Genevieve Leclair. 

Sunday, January 1, 2023 at 3:00pm

Photo: Lisa Sakulensky

Main stage Debut: Vancouver Opera

Jonelle will return to Vancouver Opera to make her main stage debut as Helena in Benjamin Britten’s  A Midsummer Night’s Dream based on Shakespeare’s famous play.

Performances: February 11th, 16th and 19th 

The Rebanks Family Fellowship

Jonelle is thrilled be joining The Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Performance Residency Program for 2022/2023.The Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Performance Residency Program at The Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School is the only one of its kind in Canada, offering a rich curriculum for career development.

Photo: Gergo Farkas

Metcalf Foundation: Performing Arts Internship

Jonelle is pleased to be the recipient of a Performing Artis Internship  provided by the Metclaf Foundation in collaboration with Jamii Esplanade. The Metcalf Prizes celebrate promising individuals who will lead the sector into the future while supporting individual leadership and organizational innovation in the performing arts.

Photo: Gergo Farkas

Summer with NACO

Curtis Perry

Ms. Sills was very excited to return to Ottawa to sing with National Arts Centre Orchestra under the baton of Alexander Shelley and Dinuk Wijeratne

Photo: Curtis Perry