Lecturer - Soprano
Barbara Dunn-Prosser’s performing career is a versatile one. She has appeared opposite Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Donna Elvira in Rhombus Media’s film of Mozart’s Don Giovanni and has been a featured soloist with symphony orchestras across North America and performed her one-woman show Come to the Woods throughout Ontario.
Operatic credits include Mme. Silverklang in Mozart’s The Impresario, Fanny in Rossini’s La Cambiale di Matrimonio, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Ophélie in Hamlet and the Witch in Hansel and Gretel and Lucy in The Telephone. Barbara has also spent several seasons with the Canadian Opera Company and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. She performed in the ensemble and as Carlotta in both the touring and Toronto companies of The Phantom of the Opera. In 2002 she released her CD Till We Meet Again. In 2010, Barbara was the featured soloist at the annual gala fundraiser for the Barnardo Society in Scotland, U.K.
Barbara holds a BA, MA and BEd from Queen’s University in Kingston, and is an Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Music in voice and piano. She is an adjudicator for Canadian music festivals, a member of the Royal Conservatory College of Examiners and of the Ontario Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Barbara, with her colleague Susan Ambrose, revised the voice syllabus for The Royal Conservatory and compiled Resonance: a comprehensive voice series published in 2012. Barbara has been teaching voice at Western University since 2008.