OA @ ROM’s Free Main Floor

August 15, 2024

12:00pm - 12:30pm
1:15pm - 1:45pm
2:30pm - 3:00pm

Royal Ontario Museum

100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON, M5S 2C6


Free Main Floor returns on for the summer 2024 with live performances, educational activities for kids, and access to Royal Ontario Museum’s expansive first floor—all for free! Opera Atelier is thrilled to be back as a live presenter for these series of music and art in the beautiful Currelly Gallery of the ROM every Thursday in August.

For more information, please visit: https://www.rom.on.ca/en/free-main-floor-2024


Praised for her stage presence, Montreal born Soprano Karine White an active and versatile artist. Some favorite opera credits include: Musetta in La Bohème, Despina in Così fan tutte and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro. In May 2017, she toured with Opera Atelier to the Royal Opera of Versailles, France with the production of Charpentier’s Medée. When not on stage or in rehearsal, she can be found collaborating with the Canadian Opera Company as a Teaching Artist and pursing a Masters of Teaching at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE, University of Toronto) . Karine is a distinguished graduate of Western University with a Masters of Music in Performance and Literature and holds a Diploma in Operatic Performance from the University of Toronto. Karine is also a vocal instructor and academic advisor for the Bachelor of Arts Music program at Tyndale University.

Christopher Bagan is a versatile artist, equally at home on modern and historical keyboard instruments. He is in high demand as a collaborator, chamber musician and bassocontinuo specialist. He has performed with many of the leading baroque singers, instrumentalists and conductors in North America and abroad. Christopher is particularly active in the field of baroque opera, working as the assistant conductor at Opera Atelier and as coach and repetiteur at the Canadian Opera Company. In 2015-16 Christopher was the Early Keyboard instructor at Case Western Reserve University and the head of Harpsichord at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He is currently on Faculty at the University of Toronto, working with the students in the historical performance program. He is also on faculty as a historical keyboard coach in the Canadian Opera Company’s elite Ensemble training program