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Opera singer presents new thematic concert in Nanaimo

Opera singer Martina Govednik performs a concert in Nanaimo. - Photo contributed
Opera singer Martina Govednik performs a concert in Nanaimo.
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Opera singer Martina Govednik premieres her latest thematic concert for her loyal Nanaimo fans Sunday (March 18).

Govednik, a mezzo-soprano singer based in Montreal, presents Songs of Spring, a program of some of the most beautiful art-song and opera repertoire inspired by the theme of nature’s awakening. The Serbian-Canadian singer performs compositions by Schubert, Bizet, Britten and Fauré, among others, accompanied by pianist Donna Falconer and guest soprano Allison Cociani.

Govednik last performed her Tales of Love in Seven Languages concert in Nanaimo.

Govednik was born in Belgrade into a musical family.

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

Govednik completed her master’s degree in voice at McGill University and performed extensively in Quebec with Opera McGill, Opéra de Saguenay, Opéra de Rimouski, and the McGill Symphony. In 2009 she debuted in the title role of Carmen, in a production which toured Germany, France and Poland.

The concert begins at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church. Tickets $20; $15/students at the door.

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