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

About Kirsten

Described as a "major vocal revelation" (Le Devoir), New Brunswick soprano Kirsten LeBlanc is currently a 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 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 2021-2022 season at Opéra de Montréal, Kirsten will perform the roles of Annina in La traviata, and Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte, and will cover the role of Jeanne Boitel in the creation of La beauté du monde.

 
 

Upcoming Engagements

Les Grands Airs d'Opéra| Soloist

Festival Stradavaria

July 7 & 8th, 2021

The Image of Noël Spinelli| Soloist

Concerts Lachine

July 24, 2021

The Mixtape| Soloist

Orchestre Métropolitain & L'Atelier lyrique

November 21, 2021

Amour des contes de fée| Soloist

Fesitval Le baptême

November 28, 2021

Fêtes viennoises| Soloist

Orchestre Symphonique de Drummondville

December 16, 2021

Annina| La traviata

Opéra de Montréal

January 29, February 1, 3 & 6, 2022

L'enfer des lumières| Soloist

Orchestre de L'Agora

March 1, 2022

Zweite Dame| Die Zauberflöte

Opéra de Montréal

May 7, 10, 12, 15 & 17, 2022

End of Year Concert| Soloist

L'Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal

May 25, 2022

 

Look & Listen

Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen - G. Mahler

Des Knaben Wunderhorn

L'Orchestre de l'Agora led by Nicolas Ellis

February 2021

Al dolce guidami (Anna Bolena) - G. Donzetti

Cabaret Bel Canto

L'Orchestre de l'Agora led by Nicolas Ellis

February 2020

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

Mozart Clinic

Members of Orchestre Métropolitain led by Nicolas Ellis

March 2021

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