Pacific Opera Victoria
Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos
Eve-Lyn de la Haye makes her solo debut with Pacific Opera Victoria as Echo in Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos – a role she has previously performed with Calgary Opera. From Victoria, Eve-Lyn is a graduate of the Victoria Conservatory of Music's Diploma in Music Program and has performed with the POV Chorus and in a recent gala concert in tribute to Selena James.
Eve-Lyn de la Haye was hailed as ‘thrilling, a high point of the opera’ for her performance as Nannetta in Verdi’s Falstaff for Calgary Opera. Her upcoming schedule includes Colette in Rousseau’s one-act opera Le devin du village, and the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Egmont with the Victoria Symphony. She has performed frequently with Soundstreams Canada including a CBC Radio recording of Six Voices for Sirens by Ana Sokolovic and several major works by Steve Reich including Daniel Variations and Proverb. Other concert highlights include Messiah, the Brahms Requiem, Carmina Burana, and recitals with the Aldeburgh Connection in Toronto and a concert series at the Bayfield Festival in Ontario.
Highlights of Ms. De La Haye’s career include a tour of Mexico with the Tambuco Percussion Ensemble, the role of Tytania in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the International Vocal Arts Institute of Tel Aviv, Olympia in the Jeunesses Musicales du Canada’s production of Offenbach’s Les Contes D’Hoffmann (Québec and Ontario tour) and Echo in Calgary Opera’s production of Ariadne auf Naxos, broadcast on CBC. The role of Anna in Boieldieu’s La dame blanche marked her debut with VOICEBOX:Opera in Concert in Toronto and Handel’s Messiah took her back home for performances with the Victoria Symphony. At the Britten Pears Festival in Aldeburgh, she sang the role of Lucia in The Rape of Lucretia and additional appearances with Calgary Opera include Aurore in Massenet’s Le Portrait de Manon and Sarah in the Canadian première of The Ballad of Baby Doe.
Eve-Lyn made her International debut as Julie Jordan in Rogers and Hammerstein’s Carousel with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall. She was awarded a two month fellowship at the Tanglewood Music Center where she coached various opera scenes with James Levine, sang in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with the Mark Morris Dance Group, and performed art song, chamber music, and opera as part of the Tanglewood Music Festival.
Eve-Lyn is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Opera Division where she was the recipient of the Paul Baker Opera Graduation Scholarship. Further honours include a grant for career development from the Jacqueline Desmarais Foundation.
Soprano Eve-Lyn de la Haye is a real find – a young singer with operatic training who portrayed Julie as strong, stoic and loyal to a fault. Her performance was heartfelt and beautiful, as was her depiction of Julie's anguished sobbing appeal for help in Billy's death scene.
Berkshire Eagle, Review of The Boston Pops – Carousel
Her liquid-clear fragrant and intensely sweet voice in both a duet and a solo piece left me with shivers and a desire to hear more from this talented young performer.
Jessica Goldman, Applause-meter.com
Above, Eve-Lyn de la Haye sings "Comme autrefois" from Les pêcheurs de perles at a Gala for Pacific Opera Victoria and The Victoria Conservatory of Music in honour of her long time teacher and mentor, Selena James.