Teaching Focus:

Music, Voice

German born baritone Roland Fix is a graduate of the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria with a Master’s degree in Opera performance. While in Europe, Mr. Fix  participated in the Hallein Music Festival in Austria, and in Germany he was invited to sing in the Rossini Festival in Rügen, where his performance of Mustafa in Rossini’s Adina was recorded on the Canterino label. His Italian debut was in recital at the opera house in Città di Castello. Since his return to Canada, he performed with Opera York, Toronto Operetta Theatre, Opera Anonymous, Opera in Concert, and TrypTych.

A flair for light opera and musical theater classics became evident in concerts and recitals. He appeared in the staged production of Frank Loesser’s Most Happy Fella in the title roleconcert performances of Les Mis as Javert, and several Gilbert & Sullivan productions with Edmonton Opera and Toronto Operetta Theatre.

He has appeared as a soloist with various choirs and orchestras where oratorio performances include Handel’s Samson and Messiah, the Fauré Requiem, the Duruflé Requiem, Mozart's Vesprae solennes de confessore, and Coronation Mass, Liszt’s Via Crucis, Bach’s Mass in B Minor and St. John Passion, and Saint-Saëns’ Oratorio de Noël.

Teaching philosophy:

In teaching singers, I want to help develop the unique instrument within each musician and encourage confidence in performance, while creating music. I aim to help students achieve both an aesthetic and theoretical understanding of music, as well as practical singing skills. I want to make them feel comfortable and at ease, be supportive and motivational. I work with each student at their own pace to bring out the best in each voice, so each singer not only feels and hears improvement in their voice, but also really enjoys the experience.


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