OA @ ROM’s Free Main Floor

August 1, 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



Dora award-winning Irish Canadian soprano Maeve Palmer has been described as a “triple threat … coloratura” (OperaCanada). She holds the 2021 Jim and Charlotte Norcop Prize in Song, and is a prize winner of the Eckhart Grammatté National Music Competition. She has performed with Tapestry Opera, Opera Atelier, Highlands Opera, Banff Centre, and New Music Concerts, among other companies. Maeve recently received her Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Toronto where she held the Sidney Pulley Graduate Fellowship, resided as Junior Fellow at Massey College and served as president of the UofT Student Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Maeve performs regularly in Toronto and is known for her interpretations of contemporary works, and Mozart operas.

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.