Alumni Spotlight – Blair Salter

Blair Salter was MYOpera’s Music Director for our third and fourth seasons, Triple Bill (2013) and Hansel & Gretel (2014). What has she been doing since? 

  • Where are you from? St. Catharines ON
  • Where do you currently live? Ann Arbor MI
  • What’s your favourite MYOpera memory? I loved tech week for both shows. It’s an exhausting week, but it’s so exciting getting into the theatre and watching the show come together in the last stages.
  • What role did MYOpera play in your career/life? I became involved with MYOpera right after I moved to Toronto and I was searching for any opportunities I could find as a freelancer. It was my first music directing gig and really opened my eyes to the amazing work that the Toronto indie companies are capable of. Plus I met some incredible people along the way!
  • What have you been doing since MYOpera? Last summer, I went to San Francisco as an apprentice coach at the Merola Opera Program. This past September I started my DMA in Collaborative Piano with Martin Katz at the University of Michigan, and I’m currently in Cooperstown NY as an assistant coach with the Glimmerglass Festival.
  • What’s your favourite opera (to watch/listen to)? This is like asking which of my friends is the best. I’m a big fan of contemporary music, but I also love the standards….let’s say any of Britten’s operas!
  • What’s your guilty pleasure song (any genre)? Superstition by Stevie Wonder
  • Traveling is always an adventure! What’s your favourite/most memorable travel experience? I have been lucky enough to visit lots of places, but I think my favourite is still getting to spend three weeks in Paris when I was in high school. I ate many crepes and walked up many stairs.
  • Do you have a signature dish/meal that you make? Tell us about it! I’m not going to lie, I am not one of those people who likes to cook. But I do make a decent banana bread!
  • Singers/Artists are busy people! What’s your favourite snack when you’re on the go? I always make time for coffee.
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