Una macchia è qui tuttora: Macbeth (Giuseppe Verdi) Jaclyn Grossman, soprano
Trevor Chartrand, piano
Hailed as an “exciting dramatic soprano” (Opera Canada) and for her “command over a powerful range of expressive emotion” (The Whole Note), Jaclyn Grossman is currently a member of the Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Residency Program with Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music. During the 2021-2022 season, Ms. Grossman was a young artist with the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme, Banff Opera in the 21st Century, and Sewanee Summer Music Festival; during which she performed excerpts of the roles Krystyna in Two Remain, Helmwige in Die Walküre, Female Chorus in Rape of Lucretia, the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier, Anne in Singing Only Softly, Littler Daughter in Proving Up, and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni. This past August, Ms. Grossman performed the title role in Bas-Sheve by Henech Kon, a Yiddish opera in its North American premiere with the Ashkenaz Festival, the Milken Center, UCLA, and Yiddish Summer Weimar.
A proud co-founder of Likht Ensemble, Ms. Grossman is passionate about sharing music by Jewish composers from the Holocaust. As a Jewish dramatic soprano, she is eager to explore the intersection of the Germanic repertoire and voices silenced during the Holocaust. In the 2022-2023 season, Ms. Grossman will continue to curate and perform in the Shoah Songbook, a concert series for the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company. Additional recent engagements include recitals with Pacific Opera Victoria, the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Royal Conservatory of Music, Sewanee Music Centre, Holy Blossom Music, and Temple Sinai.
An accomplished musician, Ms. Grossman is the 2020 winner of the Ben Steinberg Musical Legacy Award from Temple Sinai and has received multiple grants from the Canada Council for the Arts. She is a graduate from McGill University’s Master of Music and Graduate Diploma programs in Opera and Voice where she recently performed roles including Vitellia in La clemenza di Tito, Lady Billows in Albert Herring, and Madame Lidoine in Dialogues des Carmélites with Opera McGill.