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Erika Rasmussen

Erika has made her return to Northwestern Ontario after years of musical growth in Manitoba. She is a graduate with a Bachelor of Music from Brandon University, where she studied with soprano Naomi Forman. Since being back in Kenora, Erika has been an active performer with TrypTych Opera, including the Opera on Lake of the Woods video series, a chorus role in H.M.S. Parliament, and multiple community concerts. She has sung with Suzanne McIntosh’s vocal group Les Filles D’espirit, and has been active both on and
off the stage with Kenora’s TryLight Theatre Company. In 2019, Erika participated in Opera Nuova’s summer program, performing as a soloist in The Fairy Queen (Purcell) and a workshop performance of Much Ado! (Garner). Erika has competed as the voice representative for Manitoba at the 2018 FCMF’s National Music Festival which took place in Sackville, New Brunswick. Since 2016, Erika has sung with the National Youth Choir of Canada four times, touring Alberta, Newfoundland, and Southern Ontario. Erika’s most recent performance with the National Youth Choir was the summer of 2020 as the alto soloist in a virtual performance of Johnson’s All of Us. Erika’s stage experience includes Brandon University’s opera productions of Vignettes of Passion (Muller) and Captain Lovelock (Duke), as well as productions put on by the Brandon University Theatre Department. Throughout her degree Erika was a member of BU’s Concert Choir and Chorale, as well as local Brandon choir Konektis. Erika actively collaborated in her fellow
students’ recitals, sang as a soloist in choirs, and premiered new compositions by her student colleagues. Born and raised in Northwestern Ontario, Erika is bringing fresh energy back to her hometown’s music community.