Claudine Ledoux

Claudine Ledoux, soprano

A versatile performer with a warm voice, mezzo-soprano Claudine Ledoux has been praised by critics and the public for her stage presence and musical sensitivity. Her repertoire is sophisticated; it ranges from the Baroque to contemporary and includes opera and mélodie. A graduate of McGill University, she has had the pleasure of working with numerous celebrated musicians and conductors, and of exploring a great variety of repertoires. She has performed as a soloist with I Musici de Montréal, Opéra de Montréal, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, the Chapelle de Montréal directed by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the NEM, Les Idées heureuses, the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, the Nouvele Sinfonie (Hervé Niquet), Ensemble Caprice, Chants Libres, etc. Recently, alongside soprano Karina Gauvin, she performed Mahler’s Second Symphony with the Orchestre symphonique des jeunes de Montréal. She has made a diverse range of recordings: cantatas by C. Graupner (Les Idées heureuses, Analekta); mélodies and lieder (Après le jour, Jardin de givre, Storkclassic); and works by Québécois composers (Auguste Descarries, XXI), etc. On the opera stage she has happily sung such roles as Rossini’s heroines in La Cenerentola and The Barber of Seville. She has had the opportunity of participating in the premiers of numerous works, several of which have won Opus prizes, by Québécois composers, including Michel Gonneville (L’hypothèse Caïn), José Evangelista (Manuscrit trouvé à Saragosse), Gabriel Thibaudeau (Cantate pour un fleuve), Pierre Labbé (Chante Edmond), and Gilles Tremblay (l’Opéra-féérie). She was a guest soloist for the premiere, at Carnegie Hall in New York, of a work by Montréal composer Éric Champagne.

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