Rose-Ellen Nichols AN EXTRAORDINARY ART & ARTIST
The late mezzo Rose-Ellen Nichols died in January this year, age 41. In her brief life she had astonished and amused, lifted and roared, created and committed. She was vivid. For City Opera, she created three roles: Pauline Johnson in Atwood and Stokes’ PAULINE (2014). Distinguished Lady in THE LOST OPERAS OF MOZART (2016). Native Mother in Clements and Current’s MISSING (2017).
When Rose passed, the Globe & Mail published a full-page obituary, citing her immense talent, the esteem in which she was held across Canada. Rightly so.