UBC Opera is thrilled to have had Adéla Velová, Prague native, study as an exchange student here since the fall. Adéla arrived in Vancouver, and was immediately thrust into the active lifestyle of UBC Opera, studying voice and acting with Nancy Hermiston and singing the role of Mercy Lewis in The Crucible this November. She graduated from the Prague Conservatory where she studied under Professor Brigita Sulcova, and more recently studied at the Prague Music Academy under Professor Helena Kaupova. For the past two years, Adéla has been a guest singer at the Theatre Liberec (Reichenberg) where she performed the role of The Princess in The Devil and Kate. This past July, Adéla sang the role of the Foreign Princess with the UBC Opera Ensemble at the European Music Academy in Ústí nad Labem and Teplice, Czech Republic. This Friday and Sunday, Adéla reprises the role of the Foreign Princess as a part of her student exchange at UBC, and we couldn’t be happier to have her here with us!