Manitoba Opera

Jun 21, 2022

Indigenous Opera Artist Spotlight: Keely Mcpeek

Keely McPeek (she/her) has just graduated with a Post-Baccalaureate in vocal performance from the Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba, from which she also holds a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance. While working on her Post-Baccalaureate, she explored her Oji-Cree heritage by taking courses in Indigenous Studies and performing a scene from the Canadian Indigenous opera Missing with the University of Manitoba Opera Theatre Ensemble. She won the 2020 Rainbow Stage Trophy a couple days before the world shut down, so you can probably blame her for that. Her favorite past roles include Mrs Lovett in scenes from Sweeney Todd with the University of Manitoba Musical Theatre Ensemble and Clarice Starling in the Winnipeg Fringe production of Silence! The Musical (An Unauthorized Musical Parody of Silence of the Lambs). She is excited to be cast in Dry Cold Production’s A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, which is playing June 21-26 at MTYP.

Keely is a member of our Community Engagement Committee and has worked for the company as a telemarketer.

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