D'Arcy Blunston

D'Arcy Blunston, Voice teacher at Ava Music

 

Opera artist and collaborator D’Arcy Blunston is comfortable in roles on and off the stage.  

As a soloist, D’Arcy performed Emily Doolittle’s A Short, Slow Life with Symphony 21 (2020), and was awarded first prize in the UBC Concerto Competition, performing Benjamin Britten’s Les Illuminations Op. 18 with the UBC Symphony Orchestra (2019). Opera credits include Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte (University of British Columbia; Chicago Summer Opera), La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi (UBC; Halifax Summer Opera Festival), and Micaëla in Carmen (Halifax Summer Opera Festival). SHe regularly appears as a member of the Vancouver Opera Chorus 

D’Arcy is an experienced production manager (Legally Blonde, Garnet & Gold Musical Theatre Society), stage manager (This is for you, Anna, Motyer-Fancy Theatre), vocal coach (Disney’s Tarzan, Garnet & Gold Musical Theatre Society), sound operator (Dr. Faustus, Motyer-Fancy Theatre), and production assistant (Performers’ Company Theatre).

Other work includes Psyche/Aphrodite/Hermes in Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses (Motyer-Fancy Theatre, Mount Allison University), Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes and Babette in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Garnet & Gold Musical Theatre Society). She also self-produced a digital mini-concert series featuring arias and art songs (2020-2021), and co-produced a performance of J.S. Bach’s Magnificat and Saint-Saëns’s Christmas Oratorio with Les amis de l’orgue de la Cathédrale de l’Immaculée Conception d’Edmundston (2018).

She holds a Master of Music in Opera Performance from the University of British Columbia. 

She currently works as a voice instructor at the Ava Music and Art Centre in North Vancouver, and maintains a private voice studio in Vancouver. Some of D'Arcy's students has gone on to local and provincial music festivals placing in top three. 
D'Arcy is currently teaching on Wednesday and Friday.