Role at Bravo Academy
Masters of Music, University of Toronto (to be completed 2020)
Praised as “vocally delightful” (Opera Canada), soprano Morgan Reid has been featured as a versatile performer in recital, musical theatre, and operatic repertoire. Some recent credits include H.M.S. Pinafore (Josephine, Chorus), Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Tytania), Arden’s The Happy Prince (The Happy Prince & more, Choreography), Legally Blonde (Elle Woods), Cavalli’s L’Egisto (Belezza/Fedra), and Puccini’s Suor Angelica (La Novizia) with COSI: Centre for Opera Studies in Italy. This past summer, she joined SongFest’s Young Artist Program in Los Angeles, CA in May, spent two weeks at Orford Academy of Music (Orford, QC) and then took part in the Against the Grain Modern Summer Intensive, performing in a series of contemporary opera scenes at MacMillan Theatre. On the recital stage, Morgan has been thrilled to be a part of the Vocalis series through the University of Toronto. This has included Hidden Gems of Opera curated by David Eliakis, and The Song Narrative Project: Mother Earth, jointly curated by Steven Philcox and Laura Tucker, and featured choreography conceptualized and performed by Morgan. Other engagements have included a programme of new works for chamber ensemble and voice premiered as a part of the University of Toronto New Music Festival, Ruddigore: In Concert (COSA Canada), and Merry Widow: In Concert (COSA Canada). She also performed in Walter Hall in her first of two recitals in partial fulfillment of her Master of Music in May. She is currently pursuing her M.Mus. (Performance-Voice) degree at the University of Toronto, studying under the tutelage of Dr. Darryl Edwards. Morgan is always happy to return home to Nova Scotia, where she has maintained a private studio of students (ages 10-18), has given voice masterclasses for both musical theatre and classical repertoire, and instructed at a variety of musical theatre intensives in the summers. As well, she joined the production team of Garnet and Gold Musical Theatre during her final year at Mount Allison University and served as their vocal director and coach for their 2018 production of The Addam’s Family. She is thrilled to be joining the Bravo Academy Team this Fall and looks forward to sharing her joy of music with new students!