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Doris Weiss, operatic soprano

12 Feb Posted by in Schedule | Comments
Doris Weiss, operatic soprano


Doris’ love of music began at an early age.  She studied piano for 11 years and sang in various church choirs and ensembles.  She also studied flute and french horn for a year. Music has always been an important part of her life that comes with her German heritage. However she took a break from music (mid 1990’s to 2001) and after that break, she joined the First Alliance Choir in 2002.  At that time, she discovered an unknown potential in her voice, so she began vocal studies in 2004; casually at first and then more seriously for the last few years.

Doris is currently studying with Frances Ginzer and in the past has also studied with Betty Hicks and Bev Durance; all who encouraged Doris to sing the operatic repertoire. Doris had a dream to study in Italy with an Italian Maestro and in May, 2013 an unexpected door opened to study with Maestro Alberto Martinelli.  Another opportunity to return to Italy came in September, 2013 where she continued to supplement her vocal studies.

She has performed recitals in February 2013 as part of the Pro Arts Society recitals and in October, 2013 she performed a recital with Maestro Martinelli in Italy. She also performed the part of one of the sisters in Suor Angelica with the Calgary Concert Opera Company in February, 2013. Other solo performances have included singing for a fundraising Gala for the East Side Village Theatre as well as a variety of other functions.

She pursued studies in engineering at the University of Calgary and completed a Masters Degree in Engineering in 2012.

Doris would like to thank the many people who have encouraged her to continue her vocal studies, shared in this adventurous journey and also those who contributed to this recital:  Damon Johnston of the ProArts Society, Frances Ginzer, Brent Krawchuk and Leon Leontaridis.