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Montreal, November 27, 2021 ▪ The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal is thrilled to announce the name of the 2021 OSM Competition’s Grand Prize winner: mezzo-soprano Rose Naggar-Tremblay. This 82nd edition dedicated to the voice was held in an entirely online format from November 13 to 27, bringing together Canada’s most talented young artists, and representing tomorrow’s rising generation of professional musical performers. In the comfort of their homes, surrounded by their loved ones, contestants were informed this afternoon of the results of the Competition during a ceremony hosted by ICI Musique radio personality Marie-Christine Trottier and OSM Assistant Bass, Eric…

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Last Sunday (Nov 21, 2022), Opéra de Montréal kickstarted their season to a Jam-packed Wilfrid-Pelletier crowd of hungry Operaphiles. The “mixtape” concert featured the artists-in-residence Atelier lyrique along with its two homegrown and former members: mezzo-soprano Catherine Daniel (Atelier 2008-2010) and tenor Éric Laporte. The singers were accompanied by the Orchestre Métropolitain under the baton of Jacques Lacombe. The concept of the show was an effective twist on the typical operatic gala concert. The singers Catherine Daniel, Éric Laporte, Mishael Eusebio and  Vanessa Croom also hosted the evening. They made a great effort to be relatable and to appeal to younger audiences,…

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For several years now, Jean-Sébastien Vallée has been carving out an enviable place for himself in the world of choral singing. Appointed director of the renowned choir of the Church of St. Andrew & St. Paul in Montreal in 2015 and music director of the Ottawa Choral Society the following year, he also holds several positions at McGill University, where he is an associate professor of music, director of choral studies and coordinator of the Ensembles and Conducting Area at the Schulich School of Music.  He has also served as director of choral studies at California State University in Los…

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Giorgia Fumanti released her 12th album, Mystic, on Aug. 22. It was recorded ­during the pandemic, during which her father died. The music reflects her loss. “It was a big shock when the pandemic began,” she says. “My parents live in Italy, and I followed it from there to its arrival in Quebec. The beginning of 2020 had me ­worried, and then it was Quebec’s turn. It was a major break in my career, with no ­concerts or travelling.” However, as soon as she could, the singer returned to the studio to create Mystic. “The album is a gift. Music…

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27th JAL Gala After the 2020 edition was cancelled because of the pandemic, the 27th Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques Gala is back in full force this year with no less than 30 singers. For the occasion, two dancers will accompany them in arias and ensemble numbers from the great operatic repertoire. Among the works on the programme, the public will find excerpts from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Puccini’s La Bohème, Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Verdi’s La Traviata and Rigoletto.  In order to reach a larger audience, ticket prices have been reduced compared to previous editions ($12 for students and $35 for the…

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Soundstreams: Love Songs Three major productions are in the works for 2022, two in the spring and one in the winter, at Toronto’s Soundstreams. In the meantime, fans of contemporary music can look forward to a concert on Nov. 19. It is an online-only event entitled Love Songs, named after the eponymous work by Quebec composer Claude Vivier. Vivier will be honoured by Soundstreams with a second work, Hymnen an die Nacht. A work by Christopher Mayo, Oceano Nox, commissioned with the support of the Ontario Arts Council, completes the programme. Performers include David Fallis, who will lead a vocal…

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Montréal, QC, Canada, November 4, 2021 – The Azrieli Foundation proudly announces the three laureates of their 2022 Azrieli Music Prizes (AMP) – the Azrieli Commission for Jewish Music to Iman Habibi, the Azrieli Prize for Jewish Music to Aharon Harlap and the second edition of the Azrieli Commission for Canadian Music to Rita Ueda. Established in 2014, the biennial Azrieli Music Prizes advance the Azrieli Foundation’s commitment to discovering, elevating and amplifying artistic voices that exhibit excellence and embodies its belief in music as a vital human endeavour that allows us to express our creativity; to expand our worldview; and…

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Montreal, Nov. 1st 2021 – The OSM has announced the 8 finalists of the OSM Competition 2021 out of their 15 semi-finalists. Their semi-final recitals are still available. Click on the photo of the candidate of your choice to access their video. The videos of the finals will be available online on November 25, 2021 at concoursosm.ca. Finalists FINALIST Geoffrey Schellenberg Baritone FINALIST Carole-Anne Roussel Soprano FINALIST Rose Naggar-Tremblay Mezzo-Soprano FINALIST Simone McIntosh Mezzo Soprano FINALIST Martina Myskohlid Mezzo-Soprano FINALIST Alex Hetherington Mezzo-Soprano FINALIST Joel Balzun Baritone FINALIST Sophie Naubert Soprano

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Toronto, October 26, 2021 – Peace, joy, merriment, and hope — Christmas wouldn’t be the same without Tafelmusik! Almost 21 months after its last live public performance at Jeanne Lamon Hall, Tafelmusik is thrilled to make its long-awaited return to the stage with A Tafelmusik Christmas. Curated by Ivars Taurins, this festive program spanning two centuries reunites members of the choir and orchestra for the first time this year. In addition to the emotional impact of performing before a live audience, A Tafelmusik Christmas marks another reason to celebrate: the launch of Tafelmusik Chamber Choir’s 40th anniversary season. A Tafelmusik…

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We are proud to announce the Winners of Operalia 2021 right on time to celebrate the 2021 World Opera Day! First Prize Victoria Karkacheva, mezzo-soprano, Russia Ivan Ayon-Rivas, tenor, Peru Second Prize Mané Galoyan, soprano, Armenia Bekhzod Davronov, tenor, Uzbekistan Jonah Hoskins, tenor, USA Third Prize Emily Pogorelc, soprano, USA Dmitry Cheblykov, baritone, Russia Jusung Park, bass-baritone, South Korea Birgit Nilsson Prize Victoria Karkacheva, mezzo-soprano, Russia The Pepita Embil Prize of Zarzuela Mané Galoyan, soprano, Armenia The Don Plácido Domingo Ferrer Prize of Zarzuela Ivan Ayon-Rivas, tenor, Peru Rolex Prize of the Audience Mané Galoyan, soprano, Armenia Ivan Ayon-Rivas, tenor,…

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