Biography

Lyric Coloratura Soprano Vania Lizbeth Chan (M.M. – Manhattan School of Music) made her Carnegie Hall debut in Weill Recital Hall - first prize in the Barry Alexander International Competition, NY. Her “gently shimmering coloratura” can be heard in the recording of the Dora Award winning opera THE LESSON OF DA JI (Toronto Masque Theatre), which received a critic’s choice review in Opera News, New York. 

 

Vania has worked with Soundstreams in two of their main productions - David Lang’s THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL PASSION, which received a glowing review from the Toronto Star, and Claude Viver’s MUSIK FÜR DAS ENDE which garnered critical acclaim from the New York Times.

 

She has often performed with Rezonance Baroque Ensemble, showcasing their collaborative program “Handel’s Heroines” at the Early Music Festival in Bloomington Indiana, in Toronto, Hamilton, and at the Richmond Hill Performing Arts Centre.

Memorable performances include: Cunegonde (CANDIDE), Mabel (THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE), Princess Mi (THE LAND OF SMILES) with Toronto Operetta Theatre, Madame Herz in THE IMPRESARIO, the goddess Diane in HIPPOLYTE ET ARICIE (VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert), the Ad Exec (AIRLINE ICARUS) with Soundstreams.

Unique projects include: The Operatic Garlic Breath Woman in D’Italiano Bread’s ROMANTIC DINNER COMMERCIAL, lending her soprano voice to THE VIEW FROM HERE – a short operatic cartoon/film (Jumblies Theatre), and Soundstreams’ production of TWO ODYSSEYS: PIMOOTEEWIN/GÁLLÁBÁRTNIT.

 

Upcoming:

  • SHIRAZ/LOVE SONGS (by Claude Vivier) produced by Soundstreams – May 4th and 5th at 8:00 pm, Temerty Theatre, The Royal Conservatory 273 Bloor St. W.

  • MUSIK FÜR DAS ENDE (by Claude Vivier) produced by Soundstreams, 2021 European Tour

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