Soprano Erin Bardua is a frequent soloist, voice teacher, and stage director. She is also a co-founder of Essential Opera, a concert opera company performing and creating in Ontario and Atlantic Canada.



Thanks to funding from Arts New Brunswick, Erin is currently creating a program of works for voice and flute with flutist Karin Aurell. Look for news about this project in September 2020 and beyond.

Essential Opera will be presenting a digital film version of Anna Pidgorna’s mini-opera Mirror, mirror in fall 2020, thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts’ Digital Originals micro innovation grant program.

Watch for news about Essential Opera’s première of Monica Pearce’s new opera, December, to be released digitally in December 2020.

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