Janet Fischer – Project Manager
Opera Singer | Singing Teacher
Canadian soprano Janet Fischer began her passion for music at the age of three. Following in her older brother’s footsteps she studied the violin until, at age 18, she decided to embark on a singing career. She graduated from the RNCM under the tutelage of respected Senior Professor, Barbara Robotham. After graduating she decided to pursue her passion for business, and graduated from the University of Phoenix with an MBA Magna cum Laude.
Janet Fischer joined the team at Associated Studios in 2011. Previous experience includes work in the Transport and Oil & Gas sectors. In addition to her singing and work at AS, Janet is also an Opera producer and surtitler and has worked for the BBC, Opera North, Sadler’s Wells, and Clonter Opera amongst others.
Janet’s previous appearances in Opera have included the Helmwige (Die Walkure), Mother (Hansel & Gretel), Roxana (King Roger), Female Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia), Countess (Nozze di Figaro), Dog Fox and Cockerel (Cunning Little Vixen), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Dorabella (Cosi Fan Tutte), The Witch (Rusalka), Susannah (Susannah), Magda (The Consul), Tatiana (Eugene Onegin), Die Gräfin (Capriccio) and Marianne (Tartuffe). She is no stranger to the concert platform either, having sung Mahler Magna Peccatrix – 8th Symphony (Sage Gateshead), Mahler 4th Symphony, Grüber Frankenstein! (Wigmore Hall), Lewis Beyond the Heavens (World Premiere), Nunes’ A Winter’s Night (World Premiere), Berlioz Les nuits d’été, Beethoven Ah, Perfido! (London Chamber Soloist Orchestra), Beethoven 9th Symphony and Beethoven Missa Solemnis (Orchestra of Macao).
Janet loves that her job allows her to travel and has performed in some far flung and unusual places; from China to Venice, via Canada, the US and Europe. Although the most interesting place she has ever found herself was 5 feet in the air on top of a plinth in an art gallery! In her spare time Janet is an avid Scuba Diver and extreme sports enthusiast!