Voice: Jean MacPhail

jean macphail photoBorn and trained in Canada, Jean MacPhail has also performed and studied abroad in the United States, England and Italy. Her Professors were Robert Weede, Vera Rosza, Luigi Ricci, Daniel Ferro and Irene Jessner. She has performed for the BBC, the CBC, the English National Opera, the Canadian Opera Company as well as the TSO, the NAC and the Calgary Philharmonic.
Her students have been winners of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions, The Marlyn Horne Competition, the Operalia Competition, the Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques, and the George London Competition.  They have also performed  with the Metropolitan Opera, the San Francisco Opera, the Chicago Lyric Opera, La Scala, Covent Garden, the Opera de Montreal and the Canadian Opera Company. They have sung at the Merola Program and the Ravinia Festival.
Jean MacPhail is a Professor in Voice Studies at the University of Toronto and the Glenn Gould Program. She also has a private Voice Studio. Miss MacPhail was the founding President of the Ontario Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. In the summer of 2008 Miss MacPhail will teach at the Casalmaggiore Festival in Italy.
A lecturer on Voice Studies and Opera, and a panelist on the Metropolitan Opera Broadcast on CBC, and a Judge on the Metropolitan Opera Competition, Miss MacPhail has also adjudicated and contributed to the initial program of the Glenn Gould School in Toronto.


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