Renée Cingolani – Musical Director
Renée Cingolani is a graduate of the RCM in piano, voice, and oboe and the Glenn Gould Professional School in opera.
Over the past 25 years she has worked both on and off stage for Theatre Collingwood, the Sunshine Festival Theatre Co., Talk is Free Theatre Co., Centre in the Square, Opera in Concert, the Glenn Gould Recital Hall, Mural Productions, South Simcoe Theatre Co., the Loft Art Space, and Mariposa Arts Theatre Co.
Select favorite performances include: Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, Woman 1 in Closer Than Ever, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, and Angela in The Last Resort. Select favorite music direction credits include: The Last Resort, Jekyll and Hyde, Little Me, Nunsense, Forever Plaid, and Urinetown the Musical for which she won a THEA award for best music direction.
In addition to theatre, Renée has toured North America with performances at Epcot Centre/Florida, Disneyland/Florida, Hershey Park/Pennsylvania, Princess and Norwegian Cruise Lines, with concert highlights including The Messiah and Berlioz’ Requiem with the KW Symphony orchestra, and The Peer Gynt Suite starring Christopher Plummer. She worked as resident music director for the Rogers TV series “Local Live”, a clinician for the North York Board of Education, resident Studio Musician for T-Minus Music and Major Entertainment, Performer, Private Coach, Composer, Arranger and Accompanist, Jingle Writer, and was the 2009 Barrie Arts Award winner for Excellence in the Arts.
After a rigorous audition process, Renée was selected to join the Cirque du Soleil database of instrumentalists and vocalists and is, at present, an alternate vocalist/pianist/recording artist for select female roles.