Master class with Judith Forst, John R. Stratton Visitor in Music
Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park
Canadian mezzo-soprano Judith Forst has sung with major opera companies throughout North America and Europe, including over 250 performances in 20 years with the New York Metropolitan Opera. European engagements have included performances in Italy, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands. She made her debut at Italy’s La Scala in 2006 singing Kabanichka in Katya Kabanova. In 2010, Forst scored a personal and critical triumph with her world premiere performance as Lilian Alling with the Vancouver Opera Association. A year later she performed another world premiere with the Calgary Opera, singing in Bramwell Tovey’s The Inventor. Forst is a member of the Order of Canada and of the Order of British Columbia, and is a recipient of Canada’s prestigious Ruby Award marking her distinguished worldwide career.