PERFORMING RESUME

Rachel McLellan (née Berg)

Soprano                                                                        

(780) 239-4402      

rberg@hotmail.ca

rmclellanmusic@gmail.com


PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

Opera

Miss Jessel               Turn of the Screw (Britten)                 University of Western Ontario Opera

Suor Dolcina            Suor Angelica (Puccini)                       Centre for Opera Studies in Italy

Miss Wordsworth    Albert Herring (Britten)                       University of Alberta Opera Workshop

Student One            Der Jasager (Weill)                              University of Alberta Opera Workshop

Chorus                      L’Elisir D’Amore (Donizetti)                 Centre for Opera Studies in Italy

Chorus                     Carmen (Bizet)                                      University of Western Ontario Opera


Oratorio


Chorus                    Solomon (Handel)                                 Victoria Conservatory of Music


Opera Scenes

Milica                       Svadba (Solocolovic)                          University of Alberta Opera Workshop

Amy                         Little Women (Adamo)                       Opera NUOVA


EDUCATION 

MMus in Performance and Literature (Vocal)        University of Western Ontario         2019

BMus in Vocal Performance with Distinction         University of Alberta                         2016

COSI Opera Program                                                  Centre for Opera Studies in Italy    2017

Opera NUOVA 10-Day Intensive                               Opera NUOVA                                    2015

UBC Summer Vocal Institute                                    University of British Columbia         2011

Summer Oratorio Program                                        Victoria Conservatory of Music       2011


INSTRUCTION

                                                

Teacher: Jackalyn Short                              Coach: Paul Digout

Teacher from BMus: John Tessier             Coach from BMus: Shannon Hiebert

Masterclasses: Brian McIntosh, Dr. Dean Larsen, Dr. Darryl Edwards, Dr. Leanne Regehr, Dr. Laura Loewen, Catherine Abele, Kim Mattice-Wanat, Noemi Kiss


AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Western Graduate Research Scholarship – Music         2017-19

Winspear Scholarship for Advanced Classical Music         2016-17

Peace River Pioneer Memorial Scholarship in Music        2015-16

Vienna Opera Ball Scholarship                                  2014-15

The St. David's Welsh Society Award in Choral Music        2013-14

Lynn Morgan Music Scholarship                                    2012-13


OTHER SKILLS  

                                                                                                                     

Double Dogwood from the BC government – officially bilingual in English and French

Accomplished dancer, including ballet, modern (Horton and Graeme), and jazz