Friday February 24 2017, 6:00 PM

Rebecca Caine And Robert Kortgaard

Cecilia's Retreat
Friday 24 February – 6:00 PM



Award-winning international soprano, Rebecca Caine was born in Toronto and studied at the Guildhall School of Music, London. Rebecca recreates British leading ladies of London’s West End musical theatre from the early Twentieth Century to the present day including Les Misérables and Phantom of the Opera. Uniquely, her career has been divided between Opera and Musical Theatre, including her highly praised North American debut with the Canadian Opera Company in the title role of Lulu and her US cabaret debut at the Center on Halsted in Chicago. Rebecca gave the first performance at the new Telus recital hall at the Royal College of Music in Toronto and regularly tours Canada in recital with Robert Kortgaard.

Pianist Robert Kortgaard completed his Bachelor and Master’s degrees at the Juilliard School in New York City. As a recipient of arts awards from the Canada Council, he furthered his musical studies in Italy and England. Mr. Kortgaard has performed as a soloist with major Canadian orchestras and has given recitals throughout Canada and the United States, as well as in England, Finland, Portugal, Italy, Indonesia, the Czech Republic, China and Japan. His performances are frequently heard on CBC Radio, and he has recorded for the Centrediscs, Marquis Classics/EMI, CBC Records, Teldec and ATMA Classique labels. He is Artistic Director of the Indian River Festival on Prince Edward Island and the Leith Summer Music Festival in Ontario.