2017/2018 Emerging Artists

Bailey CameronBailey Cameron, soprano

Bailey Cameron began her university studies in a practical fashion with a Bachelor of Commerce, moonlighting as a music student. Moonlight quickly became daylight and she soon found herself the proud owner of a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Alberta. Since gaining her stride, Bailey has performed a number of concerts and operatic roles across Alberta and now in her new home province of Ontario. Past engagements include Mozart’s Mass in C minor and Brrrahms in February with The University of Alberta’s Symphony Orchestra at The Francis Winspear Centre for Music. In 2015, she performed the concert L’invitation: A Late Afternoon Concert with Edmonton’s Enterprise Quartet. For her studies, Bailey has received two training and career development grants from the Alberta Foundation of the Arts Training in the years 2014 and 2016. She is also a two-time survivor of Opera Nuova’s Summer Intensive Program, performing the role of Tessa from Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers while covering the role of Musetta in Puccini’s La bohème in 2016. She looks forward to her upcoming role as Second Lady in University of Western Ontario’s production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. Currently, Bailey is pursuing her Masters of Music at the University of Western Ontario under the tutelage of Jackie Short.

Jessica Clark HeadshotJessica Clark, soprano

Hailing from Port Alberni, British Columbia, Jessica Clark grew up active in many community choirs and local theatre productions, before moving to St. John’s Newfoundland where she earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Memorial University. At Memorial, Jessica performed in many productions, including the role of Despina in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte with MUN Opera, La sorcière in the Opera Roadshow production of La Nez de la Sorcière by Newfoundland composer Dean Burry, and covering Jenny Slade in Robert Ward’s Roman Fever. Jessica continued on to earn an Artist Diploma and Masters of Music in Performance and Literature from Western University. Recent performances include Mrs. Gobineau in The Medium with Abridged Opera, Nannetta in Falstaff with UWOpera, Papagena in Die Zauberflöte with Accademia Europea dell’Opera, La chouette in Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges with UWOpera, and the soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the South Huron Choir. Jessica currently resides in Toronto where she studies with Nathalie Paulin.
Diana Di Mauro MezzosopranoDiana Di Mauro, mezzo-soprano

Known for her fine musicianship and charismatic stage presence, Diana Di Mauro, is currently working on her PhD in Musicology at York University. She debuted in the role of Cherubino in Mozart’s, Le Nozze di Figaro, at Teatro Mancinelli in Orvieto, and has since performed the roles of Mrs. Nolan in Menotti’s The Medium, Lola in Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana, Clarina in Rossini’s La Cambiale di Matrimonio, Zerlina, in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Serpina in Pergolesi’s, La Serva Padrona, Susanna in Mozart’s, Le Nozze di Figaro, and Mary Magdalene in Frisina’s, Emmanuel God with Us, in Toronto and New York.  Ms. Di Mauro has performed in numerous concerts internationally including at the Howard Assembly Room of Opera North in Leeds, UK, at Limonaia Villa Strozzi in Florence, Santa Margherita Ligure and Diano Marina, Imperia. Besides performing, Ms. Di Mauro is an Arts Advocate, giving lectures and talks about opera and the preservation of the art form. She was the Arts and Culture producer for Insieme TV, appearing as host and interviewer, and has Directed and Produced the full-length documentary Jackie and the Ladies: 65 Years of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the C.I.B.P.A.

Marianne MooreMarianne Moore, soprano

Marianne Eileen Moore is a recent graduate of Memorial University where she obtained her Masters of Vocal Performance and Pedagogy in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Marianne continues to work on the art of vocal performance and exploring her passion for twenty-first century vocal repertoire and Baroque performance. She recently made her orchestral debut with the Newfoundland Symphony and their spring performance of the Vivaldi’s Gloria. Marianne has also recently spent the summer months with professors and coaches from around the world; completing courses in Coesfeld, Germany and Quebec at the notable Neil Semer Vocal Institute and also The Orford Academy with Nathalie Paulin and Luc Beausejour.

Ciara Moules

Ciara Moules, dancer

Ciara Moules has been training as a dancer since the age of 3. She is professionally trained in jazz, tap, ballet, pointe, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, modern, and musical theatre. She is a graduate of the Enriched Integrated Arts Program at Eastwood Collegiate Institute majoring in dance and drama with a minor in vocals. She has trained at Bojangles Art of Dance, Emotion Dance Company, District Dance, and Ryerson University. Ciara has also trained for several years with vocal coach, Amie Debrone. She has performed in many shows such as Bye Bye Birdie, Grease, SHREK the Musical (KWMP), Peter Pan (Drayton Entertainment), and Giselle (Quinte School of Ballet). Ciara is also a cast member of Enchanted Entertainment performing as several different princesses and teaches dance for the City of Kitchener. At 19 years old, Ciara is very proud to be one of Arcady’s 2017/2018 Emerging Artists and excited to see what the future holds!

Cristina Pisani, soprano - HeadshotCristina Pisani, soprano

Cristina Pisani is a vibrant soprano hailing from Mississauga, Ontario. She began her musical training with her mother at the age of three and completed her MMus in Vocal Performance and Literature at Western University in the spring of 2016. Upcoming engagements include the title role in a touring production of Verdi’s La Traviata with Jeunesses Musicales Canada. Recent performances include the title role in Puccini’s Suor Angelica (Accademia Europe a dell’Opera) and Alice Ford in Falstaff (UWOpera). Prior to commencing her studies at Western, Cristina spent two years in Shreveport, Louisiana. There, she cultivated both her love of opera and her southern accent. Credits with the Shreveport Opera chorus include I Pagliacci, Rigoletto, L’elisir d’amore, The Mikado, and Turandot, as well as an understudy of Peep-Bo in The Mikado. In the few hours she is away from music, Cristina loves to spend time with her family, friends and pets.

image2Ally Whyte, dancer

Ally Whyte is 16 years old and has been dancing for over 5 years. Under the training of Michele Hopkins at Academy Ballet Classique, she has successfully completed grades 1-5 of the Canadian Dance Teacher’s Association ballet exams with honours. She has performed in productions of The Nutcracker, Coppelia, Les Patineurs, and Don Quixote, and contemporary performances such as River Flow. She continues to further her dance education by competing in the Youth America Grand Prix and auditioning for training at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School.