Soprano Johane Ansell began her studies as a violinist in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. She holds a performance diploma from the Glenn Gould School, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a master’s degree in vocal performance from the University of Toronto. In Toronto she was a member of the Aradia Ensemble and a Sidgwick Scholar with the Orpheus Choir. She is a graduate of Opera Studio Nederland in Amsterdam and has since performed in operas at the Wexford Festival, Opera Holland Park, Dorset Opera, Lyric Opera Ireland, Nederlandse Reisopera, Opera Lyra Ottawa, and Saskatoon Opera. 2015 marked her commercial recording début as the soprano soloist in the world première of Paul Spicer’s Unfinished Remembering.