Janaka Welihinda


Praised for his “clear talent for comic acting” and “clear voice” (Opera Canada), baritone Janaka Welihinda is quickly establishing himself amongst audiences as a captivating young artist.

Most recently, Mr. Welihinda made his professional debut with the Indian River Festival and Stratford Summer Music Festival as Papageno in Brent Krysa’s whimsical adaptation of The Magic Flute. He also debuted and Harry Easter in the professional Canadian premiere of Kurt Weill’s Street Scene.

Janaka holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance and Literature from Brandon University and a Masters of Music in Performance and Literature from the University of Western Ontario.