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McGillivary, Peter

MC the Friday evening

McGillivary, Peter

The Saskatchewan-born, Sudbury-based baritone is a seasoned performing artist who first burst on to the scene as winner of the CBC Young Performers Competition in 2003. A former member of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio and alumnus of the University of Toronto, he spent a season on the roster of the Metropolitan Opera (La Bohème and Capriccio). He has been described in the national press as being one of Canada’s most gifted comic actors. Recent credits include a Dora Award nomination for Best Actor for the Canadian Stage’s The Overcoat, and work with Calgary Opera (Pagliacci, Moby Dick and Silent Night), Manitoba Opera (La Bohème), Edmonton Opera (Die Fledermaus, La Cenerentola, Hansel & Gretel), Vancouver Opera (Albert Herring, The Overcoat, La Cenerentola), Pacific Opera Victoria (Barber of Seville, Fidelio), Dallas Opera (Moby Dick), Opéra de Québec (Madama Butterfly, Le barbier de Séville), Opera Lyra Ottawa (La Bohème, Barber of Seville) and the Canadian Opera Company (Gianni Schicchi). His pre-pandemic 2019-20 season included stints with Calgary Opera (La Bohème) and Edmonton Opera (Marriage of Figaro). During the pandemic he has kept busy, recording Gareth Williams’ Rocking Horse Winner with Tapestry Opera, filming Elizabeth Raum’s The Garden of Alice for Pacific Opera Victoria as well as teaching voice at Laurentian University and hosting the weekly music program Vocal Point with Peter McGillivray on CKLU 96.

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