Most recently, soprano Ana Toumine debuted the role of Mimí in Opera Kelowna’s La Bohème. Other notable roles include Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, the title role of Alcina, and Anna Glawari in The Merry Widow.
In past years, Toumine participated as an artist in residence of the Open Space: Opera in the 21st Century program at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. She also received recognition from the Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts as a 30 under 30 artist, was a recipient of the North Dakota district Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Encouragement Award, and was awarded an Alberta Foundation of the Arts Training and Career Development Grant. Toumine performed in recital in Winnipeg after being awarded the Orville J. Derraugh Memorial Scholarship. That same year she was selected to participate in Winnipeg’s ACI Mentorship program where she received opportunities to perform in recital with Little Opera Company, as well as shadow the role of Musetta in Manitoba Opera’s production of La Bohème.
Edmonton born soprano Ana Toumine is currently based in Montreal, studying under the creative eye of Dominique Labelle. She holds a Master of Music in Voice and Opera Performance from McGill University and continues to coach with Michael McMahon, Stephen Hargreaves, and Tracy Dahl.