Tracy Cantin

Praised for her “full, gleaming sound” (Chicago Tribune), Canadian soprano Tracy Cantin has it all – agility, power and dazzling coloratura” (Chicago Sun-Times). Recently, Tracy brought her vocal prowess to Calgary Opera, joining them for Micaela in Carmen, and returned to the Canadian Opera Company for McVicar’s new production of Verdi’s Macbeth, where she made her role debut as Lady Macbeth, stepping in for an ailing colleague and subsequently performing the remainder of performances in the production’s run. 

Returning to the stage post-pandemic, Tracy was acclaimed as Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with Pacific Opera Victoria, where she “impressed with her judicious displays of vocal heft, offering thrilling upper-register forays that filled the theatre, elsewhere navigating soft passages with exquisite control and a purring vibrato” (Times Colonist).

Performances highlights include her debut with the BBC Scottish Symphony under Thomas Dausgaard in Bernstein’s Songfest, Verdi’s Requiem with the Okanagan Symphony, the Immolation Scene in Götterdämmerung for the Vancouver Symphony under Otto Tausk and Strauss’ Elektra for the Canadian Opera Company. Ms. Cantin made a surprise mainstage debut at the Canadian Opera Company in 2018 as the title character in Donizetti’s demanding Anna Bolena, which garnered her rave reviews.

Chrysothemis in Strauss’ Elektra marked Ms. Cantin’s Canadian debut at the Edmonton Opera. At the Santa Fe Opera, she covered Elza van der Heever in the title role of Alcina, while as an Alumna of the prestigious Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Ms. Cantin has been featured in mainstage productions of Anna Bolena, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Elektra, Rigoletto, and Parsifal.