A winner of many renowned scholarships and competitions, Marie-Josée Lord impresses critics and audiences alike by the depth of her talent and her charming and charismatic personality. She made her professional debut in the Fall of 2003, singing Liù in Puccini’s Turandot at Opéra de Québec. In February 2004, Montreal music lovers too were enraptured by her rendition of Mimi in Puccini’s La Bohème at Opéra de Montréal, where she then sang the title role of Puccini’s Suor Angelica in September 2006, confirming her formidable acting talent and deep musical sensitivity. More recently, Marie-Josée Lord has been heard as Marie-Jeanne in the world premiere of the operatic version of the celebrated musical Starmania (Plamondon/Berger) at Opéra de Québec in May 2008 and Opéra de Montréal in March 2009.
Some program suggestions with orchestra:
Habanera (Carmen) — G Bizet
Ebben, Ne andrò lontana (La Wally) — A Catalani
Jewel Song (Faust) — C Gounod
Song to the Moon (Rusalka) — Dvořák
Sempre Libera (La Traviata) — G Verdi
Stone (Starmania) — L Plamondon / M Berger