Mary Lou Fallis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mary Lou Fallis CM (born April 22, 1948) is a Canadian opera singer.[1] She performs both serious opera roles and comedic shows as the character Primadonna, a satirical take on popular stereotypes of opera divas.[1] Her recordings are listed on her personal web site.[2]

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Fallis began her education as a singer with her grandmother, Jennie Bouck.[1] She is a graduate of the University of Toronto, and teaches at the University of Western Ontario.[1] She was a judge on the reality series Bathroom Divas: So You Want To Be An Opera Star? in 2006.[1]

In 2011, she was made a Member of the Order of Canada "for her contributions, as a performer and broadcaster, in making classical music more accessible to Canadians across the country."[3] She also won an ACTRA award.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e Mary Lou Fallis at The Canadian Encyclopedia.
  2. ^ "DISCOGRAPHY | Mary Lou Fallis".
  3. ^ "Appointments to the Order of Canada". June 30, 2011.
  4. ^ "A hand-me-down Echo ... from her son". The Globe and Mail. October 27, 2010. Retrieved September 30, 2022.