Stacie Dunlop

With a voice that has been described as a “powerful demonstration of musical artistry wed to superb technique”, soprano Stacie Dunlop is an avid performer of contemporary music. Highly involved in the creation of new music, Stacie has commissioned works from Canadian composers R. Murray Schafer, Harry Freedman, Peter-Anthony Togni, Juhan Puhm, Clark Ross, Scott Godin, Tawnie Olson and Aaron Gervais. It is her passion to develop programs that push the boundaries of safety, challenging audiences, yet at the same time bringing them the highest quality experience that will touch them, leaving them with a captivating memory and a want for more. Labeling herself as a multidisciplinary artist, Stacie incorporates both theatre and visual arts in her productions, thus affecting audiences in an expansive array of experiences. Past performances include a cross-Canada tour of Kurtág’s Kafka Fragments, Peter Maxwell-Davies’ Miss Donnithorne’s Maggot, premieres of new works by composers Norbert Palej, Laurie Radford and Adam Scime with Toronto’s New Music Concerts and The Hands of Orlac by Scott Good with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Ms. Dunlop was the understudy of The Woman for the Canadian Opera Company’s Dora nominated production of Erwartung. Recent engagements include the workshop of The Harvester by Aaron Gervais in January 2016, the premiere of Strange Flesh by emerging composer Cecilia Livingston with Thin Edge New Music Collective in February 2016 and recitals of music of Mexican composers in Poland in May 2016. Future engagements include Balancing on the Edge in November 2016, a second-stage workshop of The Harvester Erwartung project, along with a return to Poland in February/March 2017 for the next set of concerts in the Journey to Mexico project. Ms. Dunlop can be heard on the Centrediscs label in My Life in Widening Circles (music of R. Murray Schafer) and Hymns of Heaven and Earth (music of Peter-Anthony Togni). If there were a triple threat category in the new music world, Stacie would hit all the boxes: performer, producer and commissioner. She is determined to bring new creations to life on the stage and beyond to encompass a full existence into touring and recording and is an unstoppable presence in the new music community.