Antony Knight was heavily involved in the arts community of his hometown (Kelowna BC) in his youth, participating mostly as a theatre performer with all the existing theatre companies at the time. Through his involvement in plays and especially musical theatre productions, he began training vocally under Opera Kelowna’s Artistic Director Alexandra Babbel. Antony’s focus had become his classical training, and he continued to be involved in writing and composing his own contemporary and classical works. In addition, he has performed in many ensembles such as his high school jazz/concert bands, vocal groups and a contemporary indie/rock group. Antony continued his involvement with Opera Kelowna and sang in many of their events and operas including Amahl and the Night Visitors, Le Nozze Di Figaro and Die Zaubeflöte. He was recognized for his contribution to the arts community in the Okanagan and was awarded the Teen Honour in the Arts Civic Award (2016).
He now studies at UBC Vancouver double majoring in Opera Performance and Composition. In his time at UBC Opera he has been a part of 2 of their productions: Silent Night and Die Zaubeflöte. He also sang the role of Peter in Bach’s St. Johns Passion with UBC Music. Although singing will always be a passion of his, he has decided to pursue a career in composition. Some of Antony’s recent composition endeavours include: the invitation and participation in the Vancouver Opera New Works Program as well as compositing the score of the short film “The Knockers” for which he was awarded Best 3rd year Short Film Score in “Persistence of Vision” the UBC Film Festival.