Vancouver Opera Offstage – 011 – Shaping tomorrow’s voices with Nancy Hermiston

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Shaping tomorrow’s voices with UBC Opera’s legendary Nancy Hermiston

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July 15, 2020

In this episode, Les chats with Nancy Hermiston, Director of the University of British Columbia Opera Ensemble, and Chair of the UBC School of Music’s Voice and Opera Divisions. Nancy’s prestigious career has taken her across the globe. She is the inspiration and mentor to many local artists including our recent guests Rachel Fenlon and Simone Osborne, and is an Officer of the Order of Canada for her achievements as an opera singer, stage director and educator.


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UBC Opera's Nancy Hermiston chats with Les Dala on Vancouver Offstage


Vancouver Opera Offstage Host:
Leslie Dala
Vancouver Opera Offstage Production and Editing:
Vincent Wong
Vancouver Opera Offstage logo design:
Annie Mack
Episode Recorded: June 18, 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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