Title: Professor, Voice, Theatre Arts - Performance
Phone: 519-434-2756 x331 | Fax: 519-432-2069
Degree: M.Mus. Perf., University of Ottawa.
Other training: Directing Intern with Opera Nuova, Singer with Opera Lyra's Young Artist Programme, and Actor with Salamander Theatre's Shakespeare Young Company. Language studies at the following: Université Populaire, Strasbourg France, Universita per stranieri, Sienna, Italy.
Years of teaching at Fanshawe: 9
Professional affiliations: CAEA ( Canadian Actors Equity Association)
Francesca teaches, performs, directs, and produces work in theatre, opera and recital. Her work has taken her across Canada and into Europe.
Selected actor/singer credits include Kyra Hollis in Skylight (Troubadour Theatre Collective); Viola in Twelfth Night (Theatre Georgian Bay); Vanda in Venus in Fur and Red in Red (Fountainhead Theatre); Portia in The Merchant of Venice (Salamander Theatre); The Mikado (Drayton Entertainment/HCP); Olga in Eugene Onegin and Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus (Ottawa Fringe); and Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro and Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly (Opera Lyra Ottawa/National Arts Centre and National Gallery of Canada).
Francesca’s directing credits include Romeo and Juliet (Troubadour Theatre Collective), The Brothers Grimm (Opera Nuova, Edmonton), Assistant Director for Carmen (Opera Nuova, Edmonton) and La Traviata (Highlands Opera Studio). Directing Intern with Opera Nuova, included excerpts from Hamlet, Lakme, Mignon, Louise, and On the Town.
Francesca has also sung as a classical and jazz soloist in Canada and abroad. She holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Ottawa and has participated in several young artist programs, as an actor, a singer, and a director. Francesca is a founding member of Troubadour Theatre Collective, currently creating work in London, Ontario.
Francesca is passionate and dedicated in her work with the young actors in the Fanshawe Theatre Arts Performance program.
- Fanshawe’s commitment to academic quality and student success is stronger than ever.
- In 2018, Ayden Miller (keyboard/synthesizer), Stefan Boulineau (lead vocals) and Cole Wilson (lead guitar) formed their band New Friends while working together in the studio of Fanshawe Music Industry Arts program.