In this clip, D’Arcy speaks about the eye-opening experience of creating a project that was authentically by her, for her.
“Creating a project that is all my own, for me and by me, is something that I haven’t really done before. I haven’t had the chance to flex the creative nor technical muscles involved in creating a visual narrative through film.”
“I really hope this project will become a bit of a stepping stone for me. I would really encourage any artists who are curious about their own creativity to give something like this a go.”
“This was really eye-opening and gave me the opportunity to discover things in myself that I didn’t think I had as an artist. I’m excited to see where this takes me going forward in terms of digital content creation and my own artistic voice and creativity.”
As a soloist, D’Arcy performed Emily Doolittle’s A Short, Slow Life with Symphony 21 (2020), and was awarded first prize in the UBC Concerto Competition, performing Benjamin Britten’s Les Illuminations Op. 18 with the UBC Symphony Orchestra (2019). Opera credits include Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte (University of British Columbia; Chicago Summer Opera), La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi (UBC; Halifax Summer Opera Festival), and Micaëla in Carmen (Halifax Summer Opera Festival).
D’Arcy is an experienced production manager (Legally Blonde, Garnet & Gold Musical Theatre Society), stage manager (This is for you, Anna, Motyer-Fancy Theatre), vocal coach (Disney’s Tarzan, Garnet & Gold Musical Theatre Society), sound operator (Dr. Faustus, Motyer-Fancy Theatre), and production assistant (Performers’ Company Theatre).
Thank you to D’Arcy for sharing her project and artistic voice. You can find more of D’Arcy on Facebook and Instagram.
The Artist Statement Project was created as a part of AtG and University of Toronto’s National Opera Intensive program in August 2021. To explore more projects by participating artists, click here. To learn more about the National Opera Intensive, click here.