Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Brazilian mezzo-soprano Camila Montefusco is quickly distinguishing herself as a passionate and exciting artist. Hailed for her “lush steady tone” (Stage Door), this season Camila made her Koerner Hall debut as Goffredo in Handel’s Rinaldo as a member of the Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Residency Program at the Glenn Gould School. This past season also saw Camila as Nada in Ana Sokolovic’s Svadba. In the summer of 2021, she joined the Institute for Young Dramatic Voices to study under the tutelage of mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick. Additional operatic roles include La Zia Principessa in Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Katisha in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado. Recently, Camila has joined the Britten Pears Young Artist Program for a residency in Aldeburgh, working on operatic and art song repertoire with renowned conductor and opera director John Fischer. This summer Camila looks forward to joining the Toronto Summer Music Festival as an Art of Song fellow. Since starting her vocal studies in Canada, Camila has been awarded several prizes and scholarships, including first place at the Maritsa Brookes Concerto Competition, leading her to sing Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with the Western University Symphony Orchestra. Some of her achievements include an Encouragement Prize from the Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions, Second Prize at the Galina Pisarenko Youth Competition (Russia), and the Revelation Prize at the Linus Lerner International Vocal Competition (Brazil).
Originally from Sao Paulo, Camila holds a master’s degree in Voice Performance from Western University, and a bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance from the University of Sao Paulo.