Rebecca Hass is a Canadian renaissance artist for the 21st century.
A glorious mezzo-soprano who has appeared with just about every opera company and orchestra in Canada. The creator of cabarets and one-woman shows. A vocal teacher and acting coach. A certified life coach and mentor to young singers across Canada. An accomplished broadcaster, documentary producer, podcast creator and host.
Her work is recognized in her community. She is the winner of the 2019 Arts and culture Award for Community work and the 2021 Creative Builder Award for her behind the scenes work in the Victoria Arts Sector. And since 2018, the Director of Community Engagement for Pacific Opera.
She’s also becoming internationally recognized for her passionate advocacy of theater and voice as a means to tell stories. As a citizen of the Metis nation of British Columbia, her work at pacific Opera includes creating programs for theatre skills of high school students and through the Victoria Native Friendship Centre. Rebecca is a member of the ANSWER drum group, an all-indigenous collective, and Unity Drummers, an ensemble that brings songs as medicine to audiences throughout Vancouver Island.
Currently, Rebecca will be working with Anishinaabe Elder Rene Meshake, and physical theatre artist John Aitken (of Coast Salish, Haida and Scottish descent) on a multi-media theatrical piece called “Manaadjia” - which means “to take care of our people in order to conserve them for a long time”.
My cousin, Ed Hass, created a website to share our Metis Ancestry, which you can view using the link. His father, Ed Hass, was my Dad’s brother, both the children of Louise Marie Hass and Gustav Hass.
Phone: 250 508 7080