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Kate Applin

Founder & Artistic Director

Kate Applin is lauded for her passionate work in Toronto’s operatic community. In 2010, at age 23, Kate founded Metro Youth Opera, offering emerging artists in Toronto their first opportunities to perform complete roles and be compensated. In addition to her role as Artistic Director of MYOpera Kate has performed with the company as Despina in Così fan tutte (2011), Adina in L’elisir d’amore (2012), Serpina in La serva padrona (2013), and Gretel in Hänsel & Gretel.

For nearly a decade, Kate sang with the Canadian Children’s Opera Company, performing in various productions including Little Red Riding Hood in Sondheim’s Into the Woods, Carrie in Rodgers’ Carousel and children’s chorus in Hansel and Gretel (COC, 1998), which cemented Kate’s love of opera for life.