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"The rollercoaster activity in recent years  is remarkable for a late bloomer such as Lovell, who was not raised on classical music and did not see his first opera until he was 17 years old. He learned quickly, however, and at 18 was on stage with the Victoria Symphony as a featured soloist for Symphony Splash."

"The Vienna-based Lovell has since appeared at some of the top opera houses in the world, including La Scala in Italy, and will perform this year in Germany, Argentina and France. "But Lovell never downplays the role Victoria had on his career. He credits celebrated tenor Benjamin Butterfield, his former teacher at the University of Victoria, with helping him believe a career in music could be a possibility."


 "Continuing our recent coverage of Teatro alla Scala’s The Tempest, our Artist of the Week happens to be another notable Canadian debuting in Robert Lepage’s imagerich production, tenor Josh Lovell."


"Some tenors have posted straight-ahead renditions of the phrase, while others, such as Canada's Josh Lovell, took the challenge to a fun new level. He made a supercut in which his high C goes on and on while he engages in all sorts of mundane activities: doing yoga, brushing his teeth, even eating cereal."


"In any given year, Canada is well represented at the world’s most prestigious classical music and opera venues. Artists like Angela Hewitt, Jan Lisiecki and Yannick Nézet-Séguin give regular sold-out performances with top ensembles around the globe. But in 2018, it was Canada’s emerging classical music talents that made the most headlines by winning an extraordinary number of international music competitions."


"II think it’s also important to understand the historical context surrounding the opera, what things may have influenced the subject or story of the opera, and what it is really about. Was it based on a play? Was it an original idea? Is it based on mythology or historical events? You need to know and understand these things." 


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