The Merry Widow
Ms. Sills was named as one of York University’s to 30 Alumni Under 30 for 2022 and was one Canada’s 30 hot classical musicians under 30 for 2020 by CBC Music. Jonelle will return to Vancouver Opera in 2023 to make her MainStage debut in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Helena.
This summer Miss Sills returned to the National Arts Centre Orchestra singing Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and selections Ian Cusson’s Where There’s A Wall.
Jonelle is a 2019 Dora Award winner, for outstanding performance of an Ensemble in Vivier’s Kopernikus with Against The Grain Theatre.
Past highlights include the roles of Esther in Paola Prestini’s Silent Light with the Banff Centre. Soprano in Vivier’s Kopernikus which Greg Finney of Schmopera stated “The most intriguing singing for me of the evening came from soprano Jonelle Sills. Sills manages to keep her warm, full, elastic tone intact while managing such difficult music.”