Music has been a constant part of soprano Riki Turofsky’s life. After discovering her talent, Riki studied with the British Columbia Opera Ensemble, the San Francisco Opera’s Merola program and at the University of Toronto. Riki’s career took off immediately, making her New York City Opera debut in 1972 and afterwards touring throughout Europe. From Don Giovanni to St. Carmen of the Main to La Boheme, Riki has performed in countless operas. Along with her singing, Riki turned her attention to broadcasting, hosting and performing in various CBC and CTV productions. Now retired, Riki maintains her connection to opera by sponsoring Canadian Opera Company productions and advocates for music as a source of inspiration for young aspiring singers. It was an honour for Paul to sit down with Riki and talk about how she discovered her voice, her training as a soprano and the many memorable experiences during her career.