Ainsley Wray is a Prairie born Canadian Soprano with lots of music to share. Stemming from a musically diverse family, she was introduced to music at a very young age, which inspired her to enroll in piano and voice lessons; all of which were taught to her by her mother.
Her most recent performances include Zerlina in Don Giovanni and Suor Genovieffa in Suor Angelica with Manitoba Underground Opera, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte at Accademia Europea Dell’Opera, Amore 2/Pallade in L’incoronazione di Poppea with the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy, and Lucia in Angela and her Sisters at the University of Manitoba.
Ainsley obtained a Master of Music from the University of Toronto in Voice Performance, and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Manitoba. She also completed a Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Voice Performance at the University of Manitoba. During her studies she had the privilege of studying with Nathalie Paulin, Patrick Raftery, Tracy Dahl, and Lois Watson-Lyons. She also received additional training at AEDO (2015) and COSI (2013 and 2014).
Ainsley is the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships. She is the recent North Dakota-Manitoba Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions district winner, and advanced to the Upper Midwest Regional Finals in St. Paul, MN. She recently won the Women’s Musical Club Scholarship and the Madeliene Gauvin Scholarship.