Canadian Soprano, Jonelle Sills has been praised for her “… warm, full, elastic tone” (Schmopera, Greg Finney)
In the Summer of 2019, Ms. Sills will be a Resident Artist with Against the Grain Theatre – Banff Centre’s “Opera in the 21st Century” As a resident artist she will premiere the role of Esther in Poala Prestini’s Silent Light.
Past highlights include her company debut with Toronto’s Against The Grain Theatre in Vivier’s Kopernikus, the of Rosalinde in J. Strauss’ Die Fledermaus with The Glenn Gould School, Musetta in La Boheme in the Muskoka Opera Festival, Micaëla in Carmen with Summer Opera Lyric Theatre, Cecchina in La Cecchina with The Glenn Gould School which John Gilks of Opera Canada stated “music that suited her beautiful voice”, and also the title role in Cendrillon with GGS which Joseph So of LvT “a winning Cendrillon, singing with pure, rich tone.”
Other performance acclamations include: Female Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia with MYOpera where “she handles the huge vocal range expertly and takes us on a beautiful dramatic arc throughout the show.” (Schompera, Greg Finney) and Cercartrici and Converse in Suor Angelica with Oshawa Opera.
Currently based in Toronto Ms. Sills has completed her studies in the the Artist Diploma Program (ADP) at The Glenn Gould School at The Royal Conservatory of Music under the mentorship of Stephanie Bogle and Rachel Andrist. Jonelle has also performed in master classes and coachings with notable artist such as Gerald Finley, Liz Upchurch, Adrianne Pieczonka, Tim Noble, Martin Katz, Catherine Robbin, Dawn Upshaw and Joan Dornemann.