Lyric Coloratura Soprano
Recital on tour!
On Oct 1st and 3rd, Holly will join New Opera Lyra's Andrew Ager at the keys in recital, featuring works by Debussy, Obradors, Verdi and Dvorak in Ottawa. The first performance will be at Rideau Park United, and Oct 3rd will be hosted by Matthew Larkin at St. Andrews Presbyterian in the Music as Sanctuary series. Holly will be taking this recital to Nijmegen, Netherlands in the new year.
Also coming up...
Holly joins the Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra on Dec 10th for an evening of the greatest waltzes by Lehar, Gounod and more!
Holly will sing the role of Gilda in Rigoletto with Opera York on March 1st and 3rd 2024.
Check out the Schedule page for all details.
What's Goin' On?
" Holly Chaplin is particularly impressive as Léontine and manages a nice mix of power and agility especially in her big aria in the second half."
John Girks, Opera Ramblings. March 2023.
"Holly Chaplin’s Queen of the Night was sung as well as I’ve ever heard the role sung, and with the aid of Richmond Hill Centre’s superb acoustics, her pinging coloratura was especially dazzling."
-Leslie Barcza on Magic Flute, Opera York.
Barcza Blog 06/03/2023
"I was impressed with the way Holly Chaplin sang Léontine, the object of Valcour’s affections & mystery gifts. It’s quite different from The Queen of the Night, which I heard her sing in Richmond Hill recently. Léontine also has coloratura and a few high notes, but also dramatic legato passages. It’s a daunting role that sometimes lies low, but Holly was up to it."
-Leslie Barcza on L'Amant Anonyme, Opera in Concert.
Barcza Blog 19/03/2023
The Reviews are In!
"A little over two years ago I heard Holly Chaplin sing Cunegonde in Talk is Free Theatre’s Candide, a remarkable combination of beautiful singing & great acting. Her Josephine was another opportunity for us to see what she can do, and she showed us. Whenever she wanted to open up that voice she filled the hall seemingly without effort, while making us like her character every time she appeared."
-Leslie Barcza "TOT Pinafore" Barczablog.com Mar. 8th 2020.
"I’ve never seen the Queen of the Night not only hit her high notes but do martial arts at the same time. But this was not the Queen of the Night, it was the aptly named Ample Bliss, wonderfully portrayed by Holly Chaplin."
-Leslie Barcza "The Truth About James Bond" Barczablog.com Nov.12th 2016
"The stand out performance came from soprano Holly Chaplin who charmingly portrayed the devious Susanna, adding several well-placed octaves which showed off her clear, almost bell-like, top register."
-Matthew Timmermans "Voicebox-I due Figaro. Opera Canada. vol.58 no.4. Winter 2018
"Holly Chaplin, who plays his lady love Cunegonde, bangs those high notes in “Glitter and Be Gay” with the ease of someone flipping an errant hair out of her face. And, like Candide, we get to watch her grow from being a sex object to a wise woman."
-Lynn Slotkin "Review; Candide(Barrie)" Nov.27th 2017 Intermissionmagazine.ca