Mezzo-soprano Alana Hayes is a versatile and precise performer whose repertoire ranges from the baroque to the avant-garde. She features regularly as a soloist with Victoria Baroque, with performances including St John Passion and Duruflé’s Requiem. Other recent performances include Messiah with the Sooke Philharmonic, Schubert’s Mass in E-flat, with the Capriccio Vocal Ensemble, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro and Second Witch in Dido and Aeneas, both with the Victoria Conservatory of Music Opera Studio, and the title role in the Victoria Conservatory of Music Summer Oratorio program’s production of Handel’s Solomon. She has also sung with the Victoria Composers Collective, performing new works by emerging composers, and appeared in Luciano Berio’s A-Ronne as part of the University of Victoria’s New Music and Digital Media Festival.
She is pursuing a Master’s degree in Musicology with Performance at the University of Victoria, where she studies with Anne Grimm. Her research focuses on French art song of the late nineteenth century. She holds a Diploma in Music and AVCM Certificate from the Victoria Conservatory, where she studied with Nancy Argenta.