Audiences always welcome tenor Dillon Parmer for a voice that “breathes warmth and lyricism.” Critics praise his performances as “particularly rewarding,” “finely honed,” and “outstanding.”
Mr. Parmer has been heard on CBC radio and television and has appeared as a guest soloist with Opera Lyra Ottawa, I Musici de Montreal, the Nathanial Dett Chorale, Seventeen Voyces, Thirteen Strings, Gatineau Chamber Orchestra, Musica Divina, L’orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières, Timmins Symphony Orchestra, L’orchestra symphonique du nouveau monde, Choeur classique de l’Outaouais, Canadian Centennial Choir, Opera Breva, and Productions lyrique de Gatineau.
A versatile and reliable performer, Mr. Parmer has over 70 operatic and oratorio roles to his credit. Recent engagements include Under the Pines Festival, Bach’s Saint John Passion, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Laertes in Thomas’ Hamlet, Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and Malcolm in Verdi’s Macbeth. It was after this last production that Mr. Parmer came to the attention of Bill Schuman, noted teacher of many internationally successful singers. Under his direction, Mr. Parmer has reworked his voice and has shifted into fuller lyrico-spinto roles.
Dillon Parmer is currently represented by MIC Artists.