Soprano Jonelle Sills was named as is one of Canada’s 30 hot classical musicians under 30 for 2020 by CBC Music, and has been praised for her “… warm, full, elastic tone” (Schmopera, Greg Finney).
Currently based in Toronto, Jonelle completed her studies in the the Artist Diploma Program (ADP) at The Glenn Gould School at The Royal Conservatory of Music in 2018. She 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.
Recent highlights include her National Arts Centre Orchestra debut under the baton of Alexander Shelley and Ottawa Chamberfest debut, her Vancouver Opera performances of Masha in Wargo’s The Music Shop and Micaëla in VO’s Carmen: Up Close and Personal, and her Canadian tour as Mimì in La Bohème with Toronto’s Against the Grain Theatre. In April of 2019 she made her company debut with Against The Grain Theatre in Vivier’s Kopernikus, winning a 2019 DORA award as a member of the ensemble.
Jonelle makes her TMC debut in November 2021 with the TMC and members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Brahms’ Ein deutstches Requiem in the TMC’s first 2021/22 season concert – Coming to Carry Me Home.