Our Creative Team
- Administrative Coordinator -
Mezzo Soprano, Ellita Gagner recently finished her Bachelor of Music with an Honours in Voice Performance at the University of Western Ontario where she continues to study with acclaimed mezzo soprano, Patricia Green. In 2018, Ellita won the London Community Orchestra’s Young Soloists Concert Audition and performed La Captive and Villanelle by H. Berlioz, and Faites-lui mes aveux from Faust by C. Gounod with the orchestra in their winter season. In 2021, Ellita won first place at the Ontario Music Festival ARCT voice class. She has been seen as a quartet member in Little London Opera’s Dido and Aeneas, as Peep Bo in UWOpera’s production of The Mikado, and as Dorabella in UWOpera and Brott Opera’s productions of Cosi fan tutte.
- Music Coordinator -
Brian is from Mississauga, Ontario and is a graduate of Western University where he received his bachelor of musical arts, as well as an artist diploma studying under professors Dr. Leslie Klinton, Dr. John Hess, Prof. Tina Yanchus and Prof. Marianna Chibotar-Rutkevich. As a highly sought-after collaborative pianist and vocal coach, Brian continues to showcase his musical curiosity through a variety of different concert performances and across a wide spectrum of different genres and instrumentations.
Brian's cheerful personality and quick to adapt nature have earned him a reputation as a veritable musical superman. Having been called upon to stand in for a sick pianist more than once, his formidable technique and cool head have allowed him to exceed expectations even under the highest of pressure to deliver irresistible musical experiences!
- Creative Director -
Mabel Wonnacott is a London based performer, emerging director and arts administrator. She holds an Honours bachelor degree in vocal performance from the University of Ottawa, an artist’s diploma from The University of Western Ontario and is expected to complete her Master’s in performance and literature with Western in 2022.
Mabel was the assistant stage manager for Opera at Western’s 2019-2020 season and recently completed an assistant directorship under Michael Cavanagh. Mabel is passionate about producing and performing opera which champions positive female narratives and her passion for all-things-backstage make her an excellent addition to any arts organisation.