Rebecca Cuddy to train with renowned opera institutions

Submitted by: Richard Cuddy, President of the MNO Credit River Métis Council

Rebecca Cuddy

Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen and classical vocalist Rebecca Cuddy will be training and performing in Europe this summer.

Cuddy, a third year student in the vocal performance program at Western University, auditioned with other vocal students and professionals from across Canada and Europe for a place in opera training programs and productions in Europe this summer

Proving a successful candidate, this summer Cuddy will join the Yorkshire Opera Workshop in England where she will be performing the role of “Queen of the Fairies” in Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta Iolanthe. She will also be attending the Accademia Europa Dell’Opera in Lucca, Italy, where she will be performing the role of “Sesto” in Handel’s opera Giulio Cesare. Cuddy will also be participating in masters classes, vocal coaching and language instruction in England, Italy and Switzerland.

Well known in the Métis community, Cuddy performed at the 20th Anniversary Gala event at the MNO Annual General Assembly (AGA), many Louis Riel day events including the Upper Canada Law Society, Toronto City Hall Flag Raising ceremony and events for several MNO community councils.

Cuddy and her family wish to thank the MNO for all of their kind support.