Lesley Abarquez Bradley is excited to be making her debut at the National Arts Centre, as stage manager of this production of Don Giovanni, and is looking forward to reviving it at The Banff Centre this summer as part of the Opera in the 21st Century program.
Working primarily in opera, Lesley has been on the stage management team at the Canadian Opera Company (COC) for over 25 years, and has been the stage manager for opera productions at the Glenn Gould School (GGS) for the past 10 years. Favourite credits include Tosca, Pomegranate, Centre Stage,Die Walküre, Salome, and La traviata (COC); and Flight, Rinaldo, Die Fledermaus, Svadba, and Cendrillon (GGS).
Some of her other favourite credits include Figaro’s Wedding, Kopernikus, A Little Too Cozy (Against the Grain Theatre); Orphée+ (AtG/Opera Columbus/Banff Centre); Gould’s Wall, Shanawdithit (Tapestry Opera); and The Queen In Me (Amplified Opera/Nightwood Theatre/Theatre Gargantua).
Lesley has also enjoyed being a concert manager and special event stage manager for the Royal Conservatory of Music since 2016.