Richard Margison

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Richard Charles Margison
Richard Margison au salle Serge-Garant.png
Richard Margison photographed in Montréal, Québec, Canada at the Serge-Garant Hall of Université de Montréal.
Born (1953-07-16) 16 July 1953 (age 67)
NationalityCanadian
OccupationDramatic tenor
Known forOperatic tenor
AwardsOrder of Canada

Richard Charles Margison, OC (born 16 July 1953) is a Canadian operatic tenor and lives in Stouffville, Ontario, Canada.[1]

Background[edit]

Margison began his career in Victoria, BC, where, he sang folk songs in the coffeehouses and clubs.[1] He appeared on CBC's Search for the Stars in 1981.

Highlands Opera Studio[edit]

In 2007, Margison and opera director Valerie Kuinka, founded the Highlands Opera Studio, a training program for emerging operatic professionals.[2]

Honours[edit]

Margison was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2001[1] and was inducted into the Canadian Opera Hall of Fame in 2003.[3] Margison received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002[4] and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Mr. Richard Charles Margison". The Governor General of Canada. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  2. ^ "Professional Consultants". Highland Opera Studio. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  3. ^ "Canadian Hall of Fame". Opéra de Montréal. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  4. ^ "Mr. Richard Charles Margison". The Governor General of Canada. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  5. ^ "Mr. Richard Charles Margison". The Governor General of Canada. Retrieved June 26, 2020.

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