Face To Face: Dennis Ward sits down with Cree opera singer, Rhonda Head

She may be the only Cree, opera singer in the world. Rhonda Head grew up in Opaskwayak Cree Nation in northern Manitoba but the Mezzo Soprano didn’t discover her voice until she was 18 years old.

Dennis Ward
APTN Face To Face
She may be the only Cree, opera singer in the world.  Rhonda Head grew up in Opaskwayak Cree Nation in northern Manitoba but the Mezzo Soprano didn’t discover her voice until she was 18 years old.

Head has battled back from brain tumours to play on some of the world’s biggest stages including Carnegie Hall in New York City.  She joins Face to Face to tell her story.

Host/Producer - Winnipeg

Dennis is Metis from southern Manitoba. After spending a decade working in TV in Alberta and Ontario, Dennis returned to Manitoba to join APTN’s Winnipeg bureau as reporter/correspondent in September 2014. In 2016, he won a Canadian Association of Journalists award for his story A Soldier Scorned for APTN Investigates. In 2017, he became a host/producer for APTN National News and Face to Face. In 2020, Dennis and co host Melissa Ridgen were nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best News Anchor, National.