Simone McIntosh of Vancouver took home First Prize (the Chair’s Prize) at the Canadian Opera Company’s annual Ensemble Studio Competition on November 3, 2016 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Samuel Chan of Calgary won the Second Prize, and Gregory Schellenberg of Vancouver was awarded the Third Prize. Myriam Leblanc from St-Lazare, Quebec was the winner of the Audience Choice Award.
(l-r) Baritone Geoffrey Schellenberg, mezzo-soprano Simone McIntosh, soprano Myriam Leblanc, and baritone Samuel Chan, Centre Stage 2016. Photo by Michael Cooper.