KIRSTEN LEBLANC

Soprano

"... Kirsten LeBlanc in the title role had exactly the right voice, pure in the higher register, warm and lyrical below, and combined a relaxed musical style with an engaging stage presence." 

                                            -Anthony Ogus, Opera Now

"La cerise sur le gâteau, c'est la soprano Kirsten LeBlanc (Fiordiligi) dont la voix ample autant dans le registre que la puissance et la qualité du jeu dramatique fait d'elle une artiste que l'on retrouvera bientôt sur d'autres (grandes) scènes."

                         - Michel Joanny-Furtin, Ludwig Van Montréal

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About Kirsten

Described as a "major vocal revelation" (Le Devoir), New Brunswick soprano Kirsten LeBlanc is a former member of Opéra de Montréal's Atelier lyrique. She has also recently obtained her Doctorate in Performance at l’Université de Montréal, having already completed a Masters in Voice and Opera Performance from McGill University, and Bachelors of Music and Biology from Mount Allison University. Recent credits include Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte with Opéra de Montréal, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream and La bergère and L’écureuil in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges at l’Université de Montréal, Nella in Gianni Schicchi with the Canadian Vocal Arts Institute and Hanna Glawari in Lehar’s The Merry Widow with McGill Savoy Society.

 

With a rich musical background, Kirsten is distinguished by refined know-how that has allowed her to embark on a flourishing career. She works notably with the Opéra de Montréal, L'orchestre métropolitain, L'orchestre de l'Agora, and perfected at the Highlands Opera Studio, at the ICAV-CVAI as well as at the Halifax Summer Opera Festival and has been the recipient of both the Abbé Charles-Émile Gadbois and George-Cedric Ferguson scholarships. In the 2022-2023 season, Kirsten will perform the role of Inès in Il trovatore and will cover the roles of Esther in the creation of La beauté du monde and Margarita Xirgu in Ainadamar with Opéra de Montréal. She will also be making her debut with the Toronto Operetta Theatre, singing the role of Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus.

 
 

2022-2023 Season

Il Trovatore| Inès

Opéra de Montréal

September 10, 13, 15 & 18, 2022

La beauté du monde| Esther (cover)

Opéra de Montréal

November 19, 22, 24 & 27, 2022

Die Fledermaus| Rosalinde

Toronto Operetta Theatre

December 28, 29, 30 & 31, 2022

Ainadamar| Margarita Xirgu (cover)

Opéra de Montréal

March 18, 21, 23 & 26, 2023

 

Look & Listen

Dove sono i bei momenti (Le Nozze di Figaro) - W.A. Mozart

Mozart Clinic

Members of Orchestre Métropolitain led by Nicolas Ellis

March 2021

Al dolce guidami (Anna Bolena) - G. Donzetti

Cabaret Bel Canto

L'Orchestre de l'Agora led by Nicolas Ellis

February 2020

Das war sehr gut, Mandryka (Arabella) - R. Strauss

Atelier lyrique Year End Concert

Holly Kroeker, piano

May 2021

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