Text: Erin Bardua
Text: Soprano

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.


A woman with short auburn hair (longer on one side) and blue eyes, standing in front of a graffiti mural and smiling. She has red lipstick on and light blush. She's wearing a low-cut black dress with a sheer shawl around her shoulders.She's also wearing five strings of pearls around her neck.

Recent News

Essential Opera’s releases the première of Monica Pearce’s video opera, December, on December 21 2020. This project was made possible by funding from Arts Nova Scotia and the Canada Count for the Arts. 

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

Thanks to funding from Arts New Brunswick, Erin developed a program of works for voice and flute with flutist Karin Aurell during the summer of 2020. Look for more news about this project in early 2021.

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