Vancouver Opera Offstage – 008 – with Matthew White

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From the Countertenor to Executive Director: Matthew White of Early Music Vancouver

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June 17, 2020

In this episode, Les catches up with Matthew White, Executive and Artistic Director of Early Music Vancouver. Matthew has served at the helm of Early Music Vancouver for eight years, and previously was Executive Director of Pacific MusicWorks in Seattle. Prior to that, he had already gained international acclaim as one of Canada’s leading countertenors and as the founding director of the Quebec-based ensemble Les Voix Baroques. Matthew gives us a peek into his exciting plans this summer for Early Music Vancouver, a deep dive about his journey from in-demand performer to arts administrator, and some thoughts on collaborations and early music performance in the world of today.


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Matthew White, Executive and Artistic Director of Early Music Vancouver speaks with Les Dala in Episode 8 of Vancouver Opera Offstage


Vancouver Opera Offstage Host:
Leslie Dala
Vancouver Opera Offstage Production and Editing:
Vincent Wong
Vancouver Opera Offstage logo design:
Annie Mack
Episode Recorded: May 22, 2020
Episode interviews are recorded entirely remotely using Zoom and hosted on
(Originally on Buzzsprout).

Cover photo by Matt Botsford on Unsplash
Podcast opening and closing music: 
“Habanera” from Carmen. Sung by Jenny Lee Mitchell.
Habanera Kevin MacLeod (
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