Amira McCavitt’s love for music and singing developed from a young age. Throughout both elementary school and high school Amira actively participated in choral singing, solo singing and theater. Originally from London, Ontario, Amira had the privilege of being a part of the Grand Theatre’s High School Project for two productions, singing “Mother Abbess” in The Sound of Music, and singing as a member of the Chorus in Les Miserables. Amira McCavitt is a recent graduate from the Masters in Opera program at UBC. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2012 with a Bachelor of Music, Honors in Voice performance. In 2013 she completed an Artists Diploma in voice, also at Western.
Throughout High school, University and beyond Amira actively participated in both school and community choirs, working as a section lead on multiple occasions. While at the University of Western Ontario, she performed “The Witch” in UWOpera’s 2010 production of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods, as well as “Fiordoligi” in UWOpera’s 2013 production of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte. Her Debut role with UBC opera was “Helena” in Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In July 2016, she traveled to the Czech Republic to sing the role of “First lady” in Mozart’s Die Zauberflӧte, and also sang the same role with UBC Opera at Bard on the Beach, August 2016. Amira sang the role of “Magda” in Menotti’s The Consul with UBC Opera, as a part of the 2016 symposium “Breaking the Cycle: Canada’s Refugee Record on the Global Stage”. In June of 2017, Under the baton of Maestro Jonathan Darlington, Amira performed the role of “Ariadne” in UBC Opera’s production of Ariadne auf Naxos. Amira recently sang as a member of the Vancouver Opera Chorus in Vancouver Opera’s extravagant 2017 production of Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot. In Spring of 2018 Amira will perform the role of “Giorgetta” in Puccini’s Il Tabarro with the UBC Opera Ensemble.
EMA (European music academy), July 2016, Teplice, Czech Republic
Bel Canto Summer Voice Program: Audition Training, July 2014, Munich, Germany
COAA (Canadian Operatic Arts Academy), May 2013, London ON, Canada
James Patrick Raftery, September 2015- Present
Torin Chiles, September 2011-August 2015
Gwenlynn Little, September 2009- August 2011