Canadian tenor Kevin Myers makes his Pacific Opera Victoria debut as Monostatos in the 2017 production of Mozart's The Magic Flute
Kevin's 2016/17 engagements also include Fenton in Verdi's Falstaff with Manitoba Opera; Pang in Puccini's Turandot with Calgary Opera; and numerous concerts and recitals, including a Christmas concert in Rimouski.
Kevin was born and raised in Deep River, Ontario where he studied voice with Peter Morris. He completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees at McGill University, where he studied with Stefano Algieri and Sanford Sylvan. Highlights from his time at McGill include the title role of Handel's Imeneo, Lysander in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Tamino in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte.
In 2012, Mr. Myers was selected as a laureate of the Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques and toured China performing opera in concert with that organization. In 2013 he performed the role of Nemorino in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore with Opera NUOVA in Edmonton, and in 2014 he won the grand prize at the Festivale de Musique du Royaume.
Kevin was a member of Calgary Opera's Emerging Artist program for the 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons. During that time he performed Remendado in Carmen, Hadji in Lakmé, and Victorin in Die Tote Stadt. Other credits include Christian in Tobin Stokes' The Vinedressers with Highlands Opera Studio. Kevin has had the pleasure of working with conductors such as Bramwell Tovey, Boris Brott, Andrew Bisantz, Gordon Gerrard, Robert Tweten and Topher Mokrzewski.
Equally comfortable in concert settings, Kevin has performed with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the Deep River Symphony Orchestra, the Ottawa Valley Music Festival Orchestra, the McGill Symphony Orchestra, the Festival Singers, and Victoria Baroque Players.
While in Montreal, Kevin had the good fortune of working with illustrious coaches, including Louise Pelletier, Esther Gonthier and Michael McMahon. He has sung with the McGill Chamber Singers, the choir of the church of Saint Andrew and Saint Paul, the Choeur de Chambre du College Vocal de Laval, and Luminous Voices.
Fenton performed by Kevin Myers brimmed with the impulsivity of youth, his pure lyrical tenor voice seducing the opening night crowd
Holly Harris, Operatoday.com, review of Manitoba Opera's Falstaff, 2016
Below: Kevin Myers sings "Il mio tesoro" from Don Giovanni, with pianist Jérémie Pelletier. Conférence ApérOpéra, Saint-Eustache, 2016