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Mary Morrison, O.C.

Toronto, Ontario [Canada]

Officer of the Order of Canada

Awarded on June 20, 1983; Invested on October 5, 1983

One of Canada's leading operatic and concert sopranos, she is widely known at home and abroad for her interpretations of traditional and contemporary music. In addition to singing the leading roles in the Canadian Opera Company and the CBC Opera, and as a member of the Lyric Arts Trio, she is a champion of Canadian composers, many of whom have written specifically for her.