Originally from Prince Edward Island, baritone Parker Clements is a graduate of the MMus program at the University of Western Ontario. While there, he had the opportunity to perform with the Opera Workshop as Escamillo (Carmen, 2017) and Marco (Gianni Schicchi, 2016), as well as Don Giovanni at l’Accademia Europea dell’Opera (2017). Since graduating, Parker has performed Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder with the Bathurst Chamber Music Festival, appeared as soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Confederation Centre Chorus and members of the PEI Symphony, as well as Brahms’ Requiem with Luminous Ensemble (Charlottetown), and has premiered works as part of the Soundstreams composer workshop. After moving to Toronto, he sang the role of The Lecturer in Dominick Argento’s solo baritone opera, A Water Bird Talk, in a joint project with Opera by Request and Abridged Opera. He also performed in SOPAC’s (Ottawa) production of Menotti’s The Telephone. This summer he participated in the St. Andrew’s Opera Workshop, under the direction of Wendy Nielsen. He is joining the University of Toronto Opera Diploma program in September 2019.
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