Frédérique Vézina as Donna Elvira in Pacific Opera Victoria’s Don Giovanni, 2007. Photo by Tim Matheson . . . courtesy of Pacific Opera Victoria
Image of Georges Vezina rookie (1911-1912) card . . . courtesy of www.vintagehockeycardsreport.com
“(Apparently) he was my grandfather’s cousin,” soprano and Don Wright faculty member Frederique Vezina said Friday of her connection with legendary goaltender Georges Vezina … so it’s true. The Hab fan in JBNBlog applauds the news.Frederique Vezina is part of Orchestra London’s all-star Mozart program at Centennial Hall on Saturday at 8 p.m. See this week’s It’s On video for a look at that attraction and more kewl A&E in #ldnont this weekend.
She recalled being here with the Pacific Opera Victoria/Orchestra London production of Don Giovanni back in the 200os. So vengeful & “I’m going to kill him” was her Donna Elvira that the audience, she recalls, began to laugh as her character took a crazed, vengeful hold of the action . . . the change to play a “buffo” role in this unconventional way amused & delighted her.
Go Frederique, go Georges . . . go Vezina.