Marie-Josée Lord

Artists with Orchestra   Opera   Vocal  

Winner of the Concours International de Chant de Verviers and the Raoul-Jobin Prize (1998), Marie-Josée Lord was also selected to represent Canada at the prestigious Cardiff Singer of the World competition in 2005.

Marie-Josée Lord began her professional career in...

Winner of the Concours International de Chant de Verviers and the Raoul-Jobin Prize (1998), Marie-Josée Lord was also selected to represent Canada at the prestigious Cardiff Singer of the World competition in 2005.

Marie-Josée Lord began her professional career in the fall of 2003 as Liù in Turandot (Puccini) at the Opéra de Québec. In February 2004, the Montréal public was in turn seduced by her performance as Mimi in La Bohème (Puccini), in a production by the Opéra de Montréal. Then, in October 2005, she performed Laoula in l’Étoile (Chabrier) at the Opéra de Montréal. In September 2006, she opened the Opéra de Montréal season in the title role of Suor Angelica (Puccini). She was heard in the role of Marie-Jeanne at the world premiere of the lyrical version of Starmania (Plamondon/Berger) at the Opéra de Québec in May 2008 and at the Opéra de Montréal in March 2009. In the fall of 2009, she brilliantly played Nedda in I Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) at the Opéra de Montréal. In the spring of 2012, we heard Marie-Josée Lord in the role of Meg Page in Falstaff (Verdi) at the Opéra de Québec. In January 2014 we heard her in the role of Serena in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess presented for the first time at the Opéra de Montréal. More recently, in February 2017, it was as Mrs. Lidoine in Les Dialogues des carmélites (Poulenc) that the Montréal public was able to see her again.

Her irresistible charisma, generosity and passion for opera make Marie-Josée Lord a guest of choice on several television and radio programs (Tout le monde en parle, Studio 12, En direct de l’Univers, etc.). On October 28, 2012, she made her Toronto debut at the prestigious Koerner Hall of the Royal Conservatory as part of the Montréal Toronto series. She has also given several concerts with orchestra under the direction of such conductors as Kent Nagano, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Paul Nadler, Alain Trudel and many others.

Marie-Josée Lord received a Felix (Adisq) for her debut solo album with the Orchestre Métropolitain in the category 2011 Album of the Year — Classical Vocal as well as a Juno Award nomination. Released by Atma classique, the album launched in 2010 and was a resounding success.

Her fourth and most recent recording, Femmes, was released in February 2018 under the Atma classique label. It was produced in collaboration with the Orchestre symphonique de Laval under the direction of maestro Alain Trudel and was recorded live. The album presents a selection of some of the greatest soprano arias, all with a common denominator of heroines with ardent personalities.

In 2019, she  worked in collaboration with celebrated writer Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, in a musical show entitled Le mystère Carmen, which was premiered at the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde before beeing performed across Quebec.

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Projects

Femmes

An Italian Bouquet

Marie-Josée Lord with Orchestra

Reviews

A successful wedding (Concert of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kent Nagano). The highlight of the evening was… Le monde est stone by Marie-Josée Lord. The finest moment of all, where osmosis between singer and orchestra was perfect, and a peak of emotion that the soprano (Marie-Josée Lord), very elegant in her long red gown, transformed into pure artistry.

— Alain de Repentigny, La Presse (Montréal)

Lord delivered a dramatic and thoughtful reading of Piangerò la sorte mia that brought tears to my eyes.

— James Young, Early Music Review

Videos

Femmes - Thaïs

Summertime

Amazing Grace

Photos

© Laurence Labat
© Julien Faugère

Calendar

September

26 September 2020
29 September 2020

October

1 October 2020
4 October 2020
25 October 2020

Marie-Josée Lord - Salle André-Gagnon

Montréal, Québec, Canada

March

7 March 2021

Marie-Josée Lord - Salle Desjardins-Telus

Rimouski, Québec, Canada
8 March 2021

Marie-Josée Lord - Centre des arts

Baie-Comeau, Québec, Canada
9 March 2021

Marie-Josée Lord - Salle Jean-Marc Dion

Sept-Îles, Québec, Canada