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2016-2017 Season Guest Artists
Shadan Saul Guerrero, soprano
Shadan began singing in Mexico City then studied Voice at Vancouver Community College and the UBC Opera program. She appeared in productions of Verdi’s Falstaff, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Puccini’s Suor Angelica, Dvorak’s Rusalka and at Vancouver’s Bard at the Beach.
Sunny Shams, tenor
Coming from musical roots as a jazz singer and pianist, Sunny Shams, from Sidney BC, began studying opera at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. He then joined the UBC Opera Program, performing roles in Die Fledermaus and La Bohème. He has sung with the Victoria and Vancouver Symphonies.
Barbara Blair, vocalist
Raised in the Comox Valley, vocalist, educator and jazz messenger Barbara Blair counts herself among the fortunate few who spend their life following their passion. With a deep, rich voice, her interpretive approach comes from the giants and innovators of mainstream jazz including Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and Carmen McRae.