Os-Ke-Non-Ton (also written Oskenonton, meaning deer in the Mohawk language, also known as “Running Deer”), baritone, actor, spiritual leader (né Louie Deer c. 1888 in Caughnawaga [now Kahnawá:ke], QC; died c. 1955 in Lily Dale, NY). Os-Ke-Non-Ton was a celebrated singer and performer who showcased his culture across the globe. He also worked as a healer at a spiritual centre in Lily Dale until his death.
In 1954 Louis Quilico made his professional stage debut in the role of Rangoni in Boris Godunov with the Opera Guild of Montreal. He won the 'Metropolitan Opera Auditions of the Air' in 1955, and made his New York debut with the New York City Opera, singing Germont in La Traviata 10 Oct 1955.
Cornelis Opthof. Baritone, b Rotterdam 10 Feb 1930, d Toronto 16 Dec 2008. Emigrating to Canada in 1949, Cornelis Opthof studied voice in Belleville, Ont, with Catharina Hendrikse, and 1957-9 on scholarship at the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM). In 1960 he was a CBC Talent Festival winner.