Michelle Lafferty

Mezzo-soprano Michelle Lafferty is a First Nations Indigenous woman from the Northwest Territories and graduated in 2019 from The University of Western Ontario with her Master’s in Literature and Performance. She continues to work with the Classical Indigenous Musicians Gathering curated by The Banff Centre for the Performing Arts and ongoing work with Calgary Opera in the new opera lab creation Namwayut with dramaturge Marion Newman. She has worked in the improvised project Understory led by team Parmela Attariwala, Germaine Liua and Nicole Ramperaud. She received her first Dora award for her work in Sound Streams’ Pimooteewin/Gallabartnit as best choral ensemble.