Sopranos Barbara Hannigan and Mary Morrison were awarded honorary degrees yesterday at the Convocation ceremony of the University of Toronto.
The dual honour marks a significant connection between Mary Morrison and Barbara Hannigan, who shared a relationship as student and teacher at the university.
The two sopranos, separated by a generation, have careers with remarkable similarities. In their teens, they both made their way to Toronto to start their careers, and both are known particularly for singing contemporary music repertoire.
photo credit: University of Toronto, Steve Frost