Soprano Caroleve Thompson-Fonseka is a graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music with degrees in performance and teaching. Her performance experience encompasses opera, oratorio, sacred, lieder, concert and musical theatre repertoire. As a teacher she has been working with students of all ages and levels for over twenty years, preparing them for exams and music festivals. She also enjoys sharing her music knowledge with young singers through adjudicating assignments.
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A.R.C.T. Performer (1979)
A.R.C.T. Teacher (1984)

As a performer Caroleve Thompson-Fonseka has sung the lead roles in 12 operas with the Toronto City Opera. These include Marguerite in Gounod’s Faust, Amina in Bellini’s La Sonnambula, Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata, Mimi in Puccini’s La Bohème, Elvira in Bellini’s I Puritani and the title roles in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. She has also been a soloist with Coro Giuseppe Verdi, performing in Dubois’ The Seven Last Words of Christ, Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Violetta in a concert version of La Traviata. Other performances include solo recitals, joint recitals with her husband, tenor Nihal Fonseka, guest soloist appearances with the McMaster and Brantford Symphonies, frequent appearances with the Encore Symphonic Concert Band and three appearances as a soloist at Roy Thomson Hall.

3419 Forrestdale Circle
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(905) 824-5050
(905) 824-3909
Opera, Voice, Musical Theatre

Calgary Performing Arts Festival (2019)
Brandon Festival of the Arts (2018)
Kiwanis Music and Arts Festival of St. Catharines (2017)
Pembroke Kiwanis Music Festival (2017)
Oshawa-Whitby Kiwanis Music Festival (2016)