Mark S. Bonham Centre for
Sexual Diversity Studies

Camille Rogers

Camille Rogers is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Musicology with a Collaborative Specialization in Sexual Diversity Studies.  Her research investigates how problematic historical works of music theatre can be transformed and made relevant through the bodies of modern queer performers.  Specializing in French Baroque opera of the seventeenth century, Camille is active both as a researcher and as a performer of opera and early music.  On the operatic stage, Camille has been praised for her “tremendous stage presence” and “real flair for comedy” as well as her “gathered sound” and the “striking clarity in her coloratura”.  Recent engagements include Isabella in L’Italiana in Algeri with MYOpera, Tirinto (Imeneo) with U of T Opera, and Alto soloist with the Toronto Bach Festival (St. Mark Passion).  Camille holds a Master of Music from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Music with Great Distinction from the University of Lethbridge.  She has been the recipient of several major academic awards, including the Canadian Graduate Scholarship at the Master’s level, the Alberta Heritage Fund Arts Graduate Scholarship, and the Janet Stubbs Graduate Fellowship in Opera.