Francesca performs, directs, and produces theatre, opera and recital. Her work has taken her across Canada, and into Europe. Select actor/singer credits include Kyra Hollis in Skylight (Troubadour Theatre Collective), Viola in Twelfth Night (Theatre Georgian Bay), Vanda in Venus in Fur and Red in Red (Fountainhead Theatre), Portia in The Merchant of Venice (Salamander Theatre), The Mikado (Drayton Entertainment/HCP), Olga in Eugene Onegin and Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus (Ottawa Fringe), and Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro and Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly (Opera Lyra Ottawa/National Arts Centre and National Gallery of Canada). Francesca’s directing credits include Romeo and Juliet (Troubadour Theatre Collective), The Brothers Grimm (Opera Nuova, Edmonton), Assistant Director for Carmen (Opera Nuova, Edmonton) and La Traviata (Highlands Opera Studio). Directing Intern with Opera Nuova, included excerpts from Hamlet, Lakme, Mignon, Louise, and On the Town. Francesca has also sung as a classical and jazz soloist in Canada and abroad. She holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Ottawa and has participated in several young artist programs, as an actor, a singer, and a director. Francesca also teaches in the Fanshawe College Acting program.
Francesca is a founding member of Troubadour Theatre Collective, currently creating work in London, Ontario.
Professional affiliations: CAEA (Canadian Actors Equity Association)