Speech Arts Adjudicator
Judith Oatway, has a passion for singing displayed in her commitment to performance and vocal education. Ms. Oatway’s performances have been described as ‘…polished and dramatic…. her instrument is so polished, so beautiful, that she can seemingly do anything with it, always at the service of the music.’Opera Composer Blog. This summer saw her perform the role of LA Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi. Recent performances include Zwei Dame in The Magic Flute, Gertrude in Barber’s A Hand of Bridge and Mother in Hansel & Gretel. Previous roles include Magda Sorel (The Consul), Witch (Hansel & Gretel), Anne Maurrant (Street Scene), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) and Contessa Almaviva (The Marriage of Figaro), She has performed with, Flipside Opera, MB Underground Opera, UWOpera, The Little Opera Company, Opera NUOVA, Kitchener Opera, Indiana University’s Summer Opera Workshop, University of Manitoba’s Contemporary Opera Lab and Halifax Summer Opera, and the University of Miami, School of Music in Salzburg, Austria.
Judith is a faculty member of The Community School of Music & Arts at CMU in Winnipeg. She holds a Bachelor of Music from Brandon University, Artist Diploma from University of Manitoba, and Masters in Literature and Performance from the University of Western Ontario. She currently studies with Canadian coloratura Tracy Dahl and has coached with renowned artists Christine Goerke, Carol Vaness, Wendy Nielsen, and Jane Eaglen. Judith also serves as Co-Artistic Director of Flipside Opera. Judith has served as president of the Manitoba NATS Chapter and as an AMAF Board Member.