OA @ ROM’s Free Main Floor

August 22, 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


David Walsh, born and raised in Toronto, finished his Diploma of Opera Performance at the University of Toronto with Honours in 2022.   

From there David has participated in a wide range of vocal performances. He continues to sing with the acclaimed Canadian Opera Company Chorus in their upcoming seasons. A highlight of the 2023/24 season was David debuting the role of Nemorino in the Elixir of Love with the North York Concert Orchestra. This past winter he sang as the Tenor Soloist in Chorus Niagara’s Messiah. In the summer of 2023, he debuted the role of the Governor/Vanderdendur in North York Concert Orchestra’s production of Candide, as well as El Remendado in No Strings Theatre’s production of Carmen. In winter of 2023, David made his debut with the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra as Count Almaviva in a performance of The Barber of Seville.

As well as an avid singer, David is an avid biker. This form of transportation is the way he practices a lot of his repertoire. So, if you ever see a blur of red hair and hear some Rossini or Fauré on the downtown streets of Toronto, you have most likely encountered David Walsh.

Timothy Cheung is a pianist and vocal coach based in Toronto. A graduate of multiple prestigious young artist programs — the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio, the Merola Opera Program affiliated with San Francisco Opera, and Music Academy of the West — he has gone on to work extensively in Canada and the United States. At Palm Beach Opera, he served as the Principal Coach and the Head Coach of the Benenson Young Artist Program. At Teatro Nuovo in New York, formerly Bel Canto at Caramoor, he works in a hybrid role of music staff and administrator. Dedicated to working with young singers and education outreach, he has served as the music director for many young artist shows, such as Opera on the Go! at Opera Theatre of St. Louis.

Mr. Cheung holds a Master of Music in Collaborative Piano and Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Western Ontario.