Visual artist (stage direction)

Jessica Derventzis is a Toronto-based director, artistic director (Opera 5), coach, and most recently, volunteer driver for Toronto Cat Rescue. Some favourite directing highlights include: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Opera 5, Dora Award nomination for Outstanding Opera Direction), Book of Faces and The Chair (Highlands Opera Studio), Die Zauberflöte, La Bohème (Opera Kelowna), La Bohème (Brott Opera), a selection from Tapestry Briefs Tasting Shorts (Tapestry Opera), Dido and Aeneas, La liberazione di Ruggiero (Opera McGill), The Medium, L’Heure Espagnole (Stu&Jess Productions), Our Town (Opera Nuova, Canadian premiere), and Cinderella, The Bremen Town Musicians (Calgary Opera). In 2018, she was awarded the Metcalf Foundation Performing Arts Internship grant to work with Tapestry Opera on directing, dramaturgy, and artistic direction. Recently she was a mentor for the Association of Opera in Canada. Jessica always loves partnering with Musique 3 Femmes to workshop new Canadian operas and is excited for future endeavours with them.

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