UBC Opera Ensemble DIrector Nancy Hermiston's operatic career has taken her throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe. Her New York debut took place in Carnegie Hall with Marilyn Horne and Mario Bernardi. Her European début led to a permanent engagement with the prestigious Nürnberg Opera. She has held numerous appointments as voice teacher, and as stage director at the Meistersinger Konservatorium, Nürnberg, and the University of Toronto Opera and Performance Divisions. She was appointed to the UBC faculty in 1995 as Coordinator of the Voice and Opera Division. The consummate opera expert, Nancy is as knowledgeable as she is congenial.