Career Highlights:
June: Summer Serenade – BC Opera Ensemble (first performance)
October: Hansel and Gretel (Gretel, Dew Fairy) Tour – BC Opera Ensemble, Vancouver Opera
December: Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers – Vancouver Bach Choir, Vancouver Symphony, Meredeth Davies
February: Haydn Nelson Mass – Vancouver Bach Choir, Beverley Fife
March: Mozart’s Exultate Jubilate – Renfrew United Church, Joyce Maguire
March: Opera Night at the Symphony – Vancouver Symphony, Meredeth Davies
April: Menotti Double Bill – The Telephone (Lucy) and The Medium (Monica) – BC Opera Ensemble
July: Puccini’s La Boheme (Musetta) – Merola Opera of the San Francisco Opera, at Stern Grove
August: Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Papagena) – Merola Opera at Paul Masson vineyards
November: Rossini’s Il Turco in Italia ( Fiorilla) – Opera School, University of Toronto
February: Humphrey Searle’s Hamlet (Ophelia) – Opera School, U of T. world premiere
March: R. Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos ( Naiad) – Opera School, U of T
November: Beethoven Ninth Symphony ( soprano) – Toronto Symphony, CTV television
September: Recipient Canada Council Bursury
September: Scholarship thank you concert for Canadian Opera Women’s Committee
October: J. Strauss’ Die Fledermaus (Adele) – Canadian Opera Company
December: Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges (The Fire, The Princess) – Opera School, U of T
December: Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel (Gretel) – Hamilton Philharmonic, Boris Brott, televised
March: Mozart’s The Impresario (Mme. Hertz) – Opera School, U of T
May: Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera (Oscar) – official professional debut, Vancouver Opera
May: Montreal International Voice Competition ( Prizewinner)
June: Graduation with Honors, University of Toronto Faculty of Music, Opera
August: Nicolai’s Merry Wives of Windsor ( Alice Ford) – Music Academy of the West
September/October: Don Giovanni (Zerlina) – Canadian Opera Company
September: Vaughn Williams’ Riders to the Sea (Nora) – CBC Music Festival, Vancouver
October: Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream Incidental Music (soprano) – Hamilton Philharmonic, Boris Brott
November: Beethoven’s Mount of Olives ( soprano) – last minute substitute Hamilton Phil
February: Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, Hovaness’ Magnificat (soprano) – Bach-Elgar Choir, Hamilton Philharmonic, Charles Wilson
April: Mahler Symphony #2 – Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Leonard
April: Handel’s Birthday Ode to Queen Anne, Britten’s Spring Symphony (soprano) – Festival Singers of Canada, Elmer Iseler
April/May: Offenbach Tales of Hoffmann (Olympia) – Edmonton Opera, Vancouver Opera
May: Handel’s Birthday Ode to Queen Anne, Haydn Nelson Mass (soprano soloist) – Festival Singers of Canada, St. John Smith’s Square, London, L’Eglise de la Madeleine, Paris
June: Jenny Lind and Ole Bull with Andrew Dawes – CBC radio Festival
August: Verdi’s Rigoletto (Gilda) with Louis Quilico – Ontario Place Toronto Symphony series.
October: Bizet’s Carmen (Frasquita) – Houston Grand Opera
October: Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera (Oscar) – Edmonton Opera
November: Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann in concert (Olympia, Giudetta, Antonia) – Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony
December: Britten’s Les Illuminations – McGill Chamber Orchestra, Alexander Brott
July: Music at Midnight, recital, Respighi, Stravinsky, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Bernstein – pianist/conductor Raffi Armenian
September/October Puccini’s La Boheme (Musetta) – Canadian Opera Company
October: Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte (Fiordiligi) – Chatanooga Opera
October: Bizet’s Carmen (Frasquita) – New York City Opera
November: Handel’s Solomon -Toronto Mendessohn Choir and National Arts Centre Orchestra, Elmer Iseler
December: Handel’s Israel In Egypt – Kingston Choral Society, and Kingston Orchestra
January: Donizetti’s Daughter of the Regiment (Marie) – Houston Grand Opera
March: Glière Concerto for soprano and opera arias – Victoria Symphony tour, Laszlo Gati
April: Britten’s Les Illuminations – CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra, John Avsion
May: Variety concert – Opening Ontario Place Summer Season
June: Handel’s The Messiah – Ontario Place, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Elmer Iseler 6,000 in audience
June: Verdi’s Rigoletto (Gilda) – at Ontario Place with Canadian Opera Company
July: Strauss’ The Great Waltz ( Helène Vernet) – Milwaukee Operetta Festival
August: Glière concerto for soprano – Toronto Symphony at Ontario Place, Walter Susskind
September: Wolf-Ferrari’s The Secret Of Suzanne – CBC Festival of Music, Vancouver
October: Concert of opera arias – Windsor Symphony, Matti Holli
November: An Evening with Jenny Lind – Sarnia Concert Association, Stuart Hamilton accompanist
December: Haydn’s The Creation – Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Raffi Armenian
January:Honegger’s King David – Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Elmer Iseler
February: Du Maurier Family Pops, Gliere concerto – London Symphony, Clifford Evens
March: Duet Recital with Judith Forst – St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts
April : Beethoven Symphony No. 9 – Winnipeg Symphony, Piero Gamba
April: Orff’s Carmina Burana -Atlantic Symphony, Klaro Mizerit
April: Orff’s Carmina Burana – Hamilton Philharmonic, Boris Brott
May: Orff’s Carmina Burana – Vancouver Symphony, Kazuyoshi Akiyama
May: Haydn’s Nelson Mass – National Arts Centre orchestra, Brian Law
Aug: Viennese concert – Toronto Symphony, Franz Allers
October: Thomas’ Hamlet, (Ophelie) – Opera in Concert inaugural
November: Viennese concert – Hamilton Philharmonic, Boris Brott
December: Gala New Years Viennese concert – Vancouver Symphony, Kazuyoshi Akiyama
January/February: Verdi’s Rigoletto (Gilda) – Vancouver Opera
February/March: Tibor Polgar and George Jonas’ The Glove (Princess) – Prologue to the Performing Arts school tour with Andrea Martin and Martin Short
April: Concert with harpist Erica Goodman – National Arts Centre
May: Orff’s Carmina Burana – Toronto Symphony, Elmer Iseler
June: Handel’s Messiah Ontario Place – Mendelssohn Choir, Toronto Symphony, Elmer Iseler
June: Gay nineties concert – Ontario Place, Hamilton Philharmonic, Boris Brott
July: Viennese concert – Toronto Symphony Ontario Place, Victor Feldbrill
September/October: Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro (Susanna), Puccini’s La Boheme (Musetta) – Kansas City Lyric Opera
October: Viennese concert – Thunder Bay Symphony, Dwight Bennet
November: The Glove (Princess) – Televised for CBC
December: Orff’s Carmina Burana – Edmonton Symphony, Pierre Hétu
February: Mozart’s Requiem – Thunder Bay, Dwight Bennett
June: Of Mice and Men (Curley’s Wife) – Netherlands Opera
June: Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brazilieras – Ontario Place, Hamilton Philharmonic, Boris Brott
July: Olympic concert with Louis Quilico – Montreal Symphony, Boris Brott
August: Kalman’s Countess Maritza,(title role) – Ontario Place, Toronto Symphony with Franz Allers
September: Duet Recital with Judith Forst – Vancouver Queen Elizabeth Playhouse
October: Gliere Concerto – Windsor Symphony, Matti Holli
January: Cabaret Concert Viennese – London Symphony, Brian Jackson
January: Family Pops – Toronto Symphony, Erich Kunzel
May: Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro,(Susanna) – Thunder Bay
Summer: Evening in Vienna – Ontario Place, Hamilton Philharmonic, Boris Brott
September: Lehar’s The Merry Widow (title role), Hamilton Philharmonic, Boris Brott
October: Oktoberfest Vienna concert – Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Raffi Armenian
November: Verdi’s La Traviata ( Violetta) – Canadian Opera Company, Halifax
December: Viennese Night – Vancouver Symphony, Erich Kunzel
January: Hymn to Night, R. Murray Schafer composed for Riki – CJRT Orchestra, Paul Robinson
January: Singing for Queen Elizabeth – Toronto
January: Evening in Vienna – National Arts centre orchestra, Erich Kunzel
March: Evening with Jenny Lind – CBC Newfoundland, Stuart Hamilton accompanist
April:Verdi’s La Traviata ( Violetta), Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (Countess) – Canadian Opera
June: Britten’s A Midsummers Night Dream (Tytania) – National Arts centre
November: Floyd’s Of Mice and Men (Curly’s Wife) – Netherlands Opera
January 1979
January: Britten’s les Illuminations – The Chamber Players of Toronto, Marta Hidy
April: Viennese concert – Windsor Symphony, Matti Holli
April: R. Murray Schafer’s Hymn to Night – Thunder Bay Symphony, Dwight Bennett
August: R. Murray Schafer’s Hymn to Night – Peninsula Music Festival, Michael Charry
October: Viennese Concert – International Symphony Sarnia, Brian Jackson
November: Schafer’s Hymn to Night – National Arts Centre Orchestra, Mario Bernardi
December: Family Christmas Concert – Toronto Symphony, Victor Feldbrill
Summer: Summer Festival – CBC Televsion series, summer host
August: Evening in Vienna – Kingston Symphony, Alexander Brott
December: Evening of Kurt Weill – Toronto Arts Productions, St. Lawrence Centre
Viennese concert: Quebec Symphony Orchestra – James de Priest
Special Gala concert: Viennese – Kitchener-Waterloo symphony, Raffi Armenian
Fall-Winter: Du Maurier Search For Stars Judge – continuing series cross Canada
October: Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins – Hamilton Philharmonic, Boris Brott
October: Evening on the Danube – Etobicoke Symphony, Eugene Kash
November: Tribute to Hockey Night in Canada – Windsor
December: Wolf-Ferrari’s Il Segreto di Susanna – Netherlands Promenade Orchestra, Leo Dreihuys, Schafer’s Hymn to Night Radio Philharmonisch, Lukas Vis
April: Glière Concerto – Victoria Symphony, Paul Freeman
April: Royal Constitutional Gala (Host) – National Arts Centre, in presence of Queen
April: Viennese Concert – Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Brian Jackson
Summer: Celebrity Tennis on CBC Television (series)
July: Together concert with Kathryn Moses and Sylvia Tyson – Harbourfront
September: Schafer’s Hymn to Night – New Music Concerts, Walter Hall
September: An Evening on Broadway – Victoria Symphony, Paul Freeman, CBC Television, Actra nominée
October: Pops concert – Orchestra London, Alexis Hauser
February: Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona – New Chamber Orchestra, Toronto
March: Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins – Stratford Summer Music, Richard Ouzounian director
October: Ein Berliner Cabaret – Hart House
November: An Evening in Canada – Canadian Embassy, Washington, Stephen Woodjetts accompanist
November: A Night In Vienna – Okanagan Symphony, Leonard Camplin
December: New Years Viennese Night – Delaware Symphony, Gerhard Track
January: Cole Porter Celebration – Thunder Bay Symphony, Dwight Bennett
April: Mendelssohn’s Elijah – Vancouver Bach Choir, Vancouver Symphony, Kazuyoshi Akiyama
May: The Curtain Rises Concert – Northern Arts Centre, Yellowknife
August: Some Enchanted Evening – Victoria Symphony, Laszlo Gatti
November: Berlin Cabaret – Belleville Ontario
November: Britten’s Les Illuminations – Ensemble Ernest Macmillan, Hamilton, Marta Hidy
March: Pops concert – Pueblo Symphony, Gerhard Track
April: Carrie dies
June: Riki Turofsky Sings Kurt Weill – recording
after 1985
a smattering of fundraisers/ a private concert or two..and then the voice quietens in sadness

R. Murray Schafer’s Hymn to Night – shared album with Maureen Forrester, 1978
A Guitar/Voice duet recital in 1980 with Michael Laucke called Jade Eyes
after 1987 a recording for Charles of easy listening material – A River So Long, Lou Pomonti
Discovery of taped performances with orchestras, recorded at various concerts by CBC radio – 2006 Riki Turofsky in Concert, The Lost Tapes. Created as a CD by Riki, and her favorite because it showcases her voice at its very best in live performances.
1987and onward to 2014

Arbor Award for volunteerism. Queens Jubilee medal awarded twice for making a difference to Canadian life. Plaques in Princess Margaret Hospital, St. Michaels Hospital, and Mount Sinai Hospital for benevolence. Honors at Stratford and Canadian Opera Company as a major donor. Board of the Canada Council for the Arts – full term of 6 years , Board of Food Banks Canada- full term of 6 years. President of University Faculty of Music Alumni Association and leader of campaign for endowment to Opera School Production fund.