2023 National Capital Opera Competition

Gerald Finley, OC, Honorary Patron

The Competition

2023 NCOC Poster

Competition Poster
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Date and Time

The 2023 National Capital Opera Competition will take place .


The 2023 National Capital Opera Competition will take place in .

Getting There Despite LRT Construction: Because of construction work for the LRT, it isn't possible to take the usual route into the Congregation. Click here for a map showing the current access route to the Congregation.


Tickets may be purchased:

In advance, via Eventbrite

Premium: $49.26 ($45 + $4.26 Eventbrite fee)
Regular: $33.28 ($30 + $3.28 Eventbrite fee)
Student: $11.98 ($10 + $1.98 Eventbrite fee)

At the door

Premium: $45.00
Regular: $30.00
Student: $10.00


The prizes are:

For a history of the competition and a list of previous winners and their biographies, see the Competition page.

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The Program

The Competition Program unfolded as follows:

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The Finalists

In July 2023, the preliminary jury chose the following candidates for the competition recital:

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Daniela Agostino, soprano

Soprano Daniela Agostino is known as a “bright and agile soprano” (Stage Door) and is hailed for her “soaring and lively” voice (Opera Canada). She holds a master’s degree in performance and literature from Western University), where she studied with soprano Jackalyn Short. She was the winner of the London Opera Guild Scholarship in 2017 and most recently was awarded the Jacqueline Desmarais Foundation Scholarship for the production of performance videos. During her studies, she played Gretel from Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, and First Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte.

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Jordan Baldwin, countertenor

Jordan Baldwin is a countertenor residing in Toronto. He is currently completing his MMus in Historical Performance at the University of Toronto under the guidance of Jean MacPhail and Daniel Taylor. This past summer Jordan was a part of the Opera Connections Program in France facilitated by Jeannette Aster.

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Ariane Cossette, soprano

Ariane Cossette, soprano, is part of the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio. She made her professional operatic debut as Frasquita in Carmen (COC). She performed in France in Choeurs Éternels concerts in 2018-2019. She is a Christina and Louis Quilico Awards second-prize winner and has received the support of many foundations.

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Angela Gjurichanin, soprano

Angela Gjurichanin is a soprano based in London, Ontario. In 2022, she was a District Winner for the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition and won the Gordon Wallis Opera Competition. She had the privilege to perform the role of Nella from Gianni Schicchi with the Opera Workshop at Western in March, 2021 and she joined them again in performing Adina from L’elisir d’amore in March, 2022. Ms. Gjurichanin had her debut with the Regina Symphony Orchestra as the soprano soloist for Messiah in December, 2022 and had her international operatic debut this past summer singing Zerlina with the Lyric Opera Studio Weimar.

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Kathryn Rose Johnston, soprano

Kathryn Rose Johnston is an up-and-coming soprano on the Canadian opera scene, having recently been selected as a finalist with the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal National Auditions. A graduate of the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto, Kathryn has performed opera and concert across the country. Recent roles include Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, First Wood Sprite in Rusalka and Musetta in La bohème.

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Angelo Moretti, tenor

Canadian-Italian tenor Angelo Moretti made his professional debut in 2022 at Opéra de Montréal as Ruiz in Verdi’s Il Trovatore. He is a current member of Opera de Montréal’s Atelier lyrique and holds a Master of Music degree in Opera Performance from the University of Toronto’s Opera School. In 2023-24, Moretti joins the mainstage casts of Opera de Montreal’s Le Nozze di Figaro as Don Basilio and Don Curzio and La Traviata as Gastone and will sing Nemorino for the Orchestre symphonique de Drummondville.

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