Thursday, December 5, 2019 – 7:30pm
Matsqui Centennial Auditorium
32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford
Casa Diva are BC mezzo-soprano Megan Latham, and sopranos Joni Henson and
Virginia Hatfield, both from Ontario.
Megan, Joni, and Virginia first met while attending the University of Toronto Opera
School, and performed many times together as they began their professional singing
careers with the Canadian Opera Company.
Their beautiful Canadian voices have sung together in the works of Britten, Handel,
Strauss, Offenbach, Puccini, Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, and contemporary Canadian
composers. Solo engagements have brought them to Pacific Opera Victoria, Vancouver
Opera, Calgary Opera, Edmonton Opera, Saskatoon Opera, Opéra Festival du Québec,
and Opera Philadelphia; orchestras in Winnipeg, Calgary, Victoria, Vancouver, Toronto,
Kitchener-Waterloo, Hamilton, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Detroit, and Denver; the National
Arts Centre, Carnegie Hall, the Cervantino Festival, Sydney Opera House, Westben Arts
Festival Theatre, and performances in Dublin, Belgrade, Paris, and Abbotsford!
Program and Recording
Christmas at Casa Diva is a collection of Christmas music arranged for the trio by Peter
Tiefenbach, who is well known to listeners of CBC radio. He is a composer, performer,
broadcaster and vocal coach.
Christmas music, whether sacred, classical, or popular, has always been close to their
hearts as singers. Their album Christmas at Casa Diva showcases the intertwining
threads of music and friendship through the beauty of the human voice, all in celebration
of the Christmas spirit.
For a review of the CD, click here. https://operaramblings.blog/2013/12/06/christmas-at-
Mezzo-soprano Megan Latham is equally at home in opera, oratorio, or recital, with a
voice that has been described as “clear and honey colored” (Opera Canada). She has
worked with distinguished conductors including Harry Bicket, Stephen Lord, Will
Crutchfield, Richard Bradshaw, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, David Agler, Jeanne Lamon,
Johannes Debus and Agnes Grossman.
Learn more… https://deanartists.com/artist/megan-latham/
Soprano Joni Henson is an outstanding young soprano. She has performed major roles
across the country. She sang the role of Elizabeth in Vancouver Opera’s 2014 production
of Verdi’s epic Don Carlos.
Tickets can by picked up at the door.