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Born in Victoria BC, Canadian coloratura soprano Magdalena How discovered opera at the age of 16 and began taking classical voice lessons at the VSO School of Music. Trained both at McGill University and the University of British Columbia, Magdalena has now earned both her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Opera Performance and is on the way to achieving her Doctorate of Musical Arts. Magdalena studies with Nancy Hermiston and has been fortunate enough to perform many events with UBC Opera, including a performance for His Royal Highness the Aga Khan, touring to Germany and Czechia, and singing the national anthem at Canadian Citizenship events. Her recent roles include Susanna (Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro), Olympia (Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann), and Queen of the Night (Mozart's Die Zauberflöte) with UBC Opera. In addition to studying at UBC, Magdalena has worked as a choir section leader and soloist around Vancouver and the Lower Mainland in everything from weddings to corporate events. She can be found most Sunday mornings singing in the St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church Ensemble, and works as the Assistant Choral Director for the West End Children's Choir. When she's not singing, Magdalena enjoys knitting, baking, and spending time with her family, including her husband (bass Philip Wing) and their newborn baby boy.



2023 Performance Resume

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