Dorothéa Ventura

Dorothéa Ventura, soprano

A versatile artist, Dorothéa Ventura is very active in the Quebec artistic scene. Singer, harpsichordist, vocal coach, choral conductor, dancer and actor, she has performed with the most prestigious ensembles in Quebec, Canada and Europe, in some 500 productions, concerts and recordings, many of which have won Prix Opus, Juno Awards and ADISQ nominations. She co-founded Ensemble ALKEMIA, an a cappella vocal ensemble that was a finalist at the Early Music America Competition in New York and nominated for the 2014 and 2015 Prix Opus (Best Concert of the Year). With violinist Olivier Brault, she collaborated on the creation of the ensemble Sonate 1704, aimed at discovering the repertoire of violin sonatas in 18th-century France. She is artistic director of the ensemble Les Idées heureuses, sits on the artistic committee of La Nef, directs the Opus Novum Choir, teaches harpsichord at the Cégep de Trois-Rivières and is a regular teacher at CAMMAC. A private vocal coach for professional singers, notably at McGill University and the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal, she has been assistant to conductors Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Hervé Niquet, and Andrew Parrott on several opera productions. Following solid training in classical, modern and baroque dance, she joined Les Jardins chorégraphiques in 2009. As an actress, Dorothéa has appeared in several short films and plays, including the 150 performances of La mélodie du bonheur, directed by Denise Filiatrault.

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