Opera singer shares concert

Opera singer Martina Govednik performs at St. Paul
Opera singer Martina Govednik performs at St. Paul's Anglican Church Sunday (Oct. 30).
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Opera singer Martina Govednik completed a tour of Europe singing the classics of Mozart, Rossini, Schumann and Rachmaninoff.

She performs her Tales of Love in Seven Languages concert for Nanaimo audiences Sunday (Oct. 30) at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, on Chapel Street in downtown Nanaimo, accompanied by Donna Falconer.

The program is a selection of operatic and song selections in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian and Serbian

Govednik began her opera career in 2009 when she debuted in the title role of Carmen in an opera production which toured Germany, France and Poland.

Based in Montreal, Govednik was born in Belgrade, Serbia, into a musical family.

Her mother is a violinist, and father Anton, a former composer and conductor at the Belgrade Conservatory of Music.

Govednik completed her master’s degree in voice at McGill University and has performed extensively in Quebec with Opera McGill, Opéra de Saguenay, Opéra de Rimouski, McGill Symphony and McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble.

Falconer relocated from Vancouver to Nanaimo after many years of celebrating a successful performing career and operating a teaching studio.

She was on faculty as a pianist and vocal coach at UBC and the Vancouver Academy of Music.

The concert begins at 3 p.m. Tickets $20; $15/students at the door.

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