This May, soprano Ana Toumine was awarded second place in Vancouver Opera’s 1st inaugural VOX Gala competition. In 2017, she 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 also 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.
Currently residing in Montreal, Toumine holds a Master of Music in Voice and Opera Performance from McGill University, a Bachelor of Music in Opera Performance from the University of British Columbia, and a diploma in Voice Performance from the University of Manitoba. She continues to coach with Dominique Labelle, Stephen Hargreaves, and Tracy Dahl.