September 4, 2022
2:30 pm | Scène Deslauriers
Myriam Leblanc & Sylvain Bergeron
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The idea of presenting a concert around the passion for love is certainly not new, however, presenting baroque, romantic and modern songs with ancient instruments, proposes a journey where poets and composers of all eras come together in this magnificent madness that has inspired them so much. Love, without temporal boundaries, offers a passport to music to express itself in all its characteristic states and colours, thus giving the listener the opportunity to taste works that have nothing in common at first sight, but which are brought together by this universal theme and these particular instruments.
The young coloratura soprano Myriam Leblanc is the recipient of several prizes: first prize and Audience Choice Award at the Trois-Rivières Symphony Orchestra Competition, Young Lyric Ambassador 2014 (Québec Bavaria prize), winner of an Audience Choice Award in the Center Stage competition of the Canadian Opera Company, third prize in the Auditions Nouvelles Découvertes competition of the Ottawa Choral Society, winner of the excellence grant awarded annually by the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal and the first prize at the Mathieu Duguay Early Music Competition at the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival in 2017. Myriam Leblanc is a versatile artist who works as much in the classical world as in the bel canto, as in the baroque. She is recognized for her timbre of great purity, for her supple and warm voice and her great mastery in both technical and musical expressiveness. She has shone in the roles of Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto (Opéra de Montréal), Micaëla in Carmen by Bizet (Opéra de Québec), Donna Anna in Don Giovanni (Opera in Saskatoon), Milica in Svadba by Sokolovic (Opéra de Montréal) , Fille-Fleur in Parsifal by Wagner (Orchester Métropolitain), the High Priestess in Aïda by Puccini (Opera de Montréal) and Juliette in Roméo et Juliette by Gounod (Jeunesses Musicales du Canada). She also specializes in oratorios, concerts: Christmas Oratorio by Bach (Ensemble Caprice), Dixit Dominus by Vivaldi (I Musici), the Magnificat by Bach (Les Violons du Roy), Symphony No. 2 “Lobgesang” by Mendelssohn (Orchestre Métropolitain), several cantatas by Bach including Ich habe genug and several other works. Formerly a member of the Atelier lyrique of Montreal Opera, Myriam Leblanc has been a guest soloist of prestigious: Montreal Symphonic Orchestra, Trois-Rivières Symphonic Orchestra, Québec Symphonic Orchestra, Saskatoon Symphonic Orchestra and Metropolitain Orchestra. Her future projects include a Mozart Requiem with Les Violons du Roy, Handel’s Messiah with Le Festival Classica (tour), a recital of Medtner’s music with Charles-Richard Hamelin and several concerts with groups such as Early Music Vancouver, La Nef, the Mirabilia Ensemble and the Symphonia Nova Scotia.