Tunisian-born mezzo-soprano Rihab Chaieb is a new member of the COC Ensemble Studio. This season with the COC, she performs the roles of the Third Lady in the Ensemble Studio performance of The Magic Flute, Second Secretary to Mao in Nixon in China, the French Mother in Death in Venice and Tisbe in La Cenerentola. She graduated from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University with a bachelor of music in vocal performance, where she performed the title role in Carmen, Baba the Turk in The Rake’s Progress, Sister Mathilde in Dialogues des Carmélites and Suzy in La Rondine. Ms Chaieb recently performed Dido in Dido and Aeneas with the McGill Chamber Orchestra and Third Spirit in Die Zauberflöte with Opéra de Montréal. She has studied with the Franz Schubert Institute in Baden bei Wien (Austria), Opera Nuova in Edmonton and the International Vocal Art Institute in Tel Aviv. With the COC this season she understudies roles in The Magic Flute and Ariadne auf Naxos.