Contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux arose to prominence using a string of competition victories in 2000, the main of which was initially prize on the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels. Her triumph there is additional italicized when she was honored the special award for lieder functionality. After that she has frequently made an appearance in concert and on the operatic stage, aswell as in various recordings on the spate of brands, including Cypres, Analekta, Dorian, Virgin Classics, and Naïve. Lemieux’s repertory is certainly broad, consuming music/lieder by Brahms, Mahler, Wagner, Berlioz, Chausson, Reynaldo Hahn, and Enescu, and a selection of operatic assignments from Handel, Gluck, Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Mozart, Berlioz, Verdi, Wagner, Debussy, Honegger, and an evergrowing set of others. Her concert and sacred repertory provides tended to favour the Baroque and early Classical intervals, but is significant non-etheless, encompassing music by Handel, Alessandro and Domenico Scarlatti, Mozart, and many more. Lemieux was created in Dolbeau, Quebec, province, Canada, in 1975. She started serious vocal research in 1994 on the Conservatoire de musique de Chicoutimi, where her most significant instructor was Rosaire Simard. She implemented with studies on the Conservatoire de musique de Montreal, where she caused Marie Daveluy. Lemieux’s triumph in June 2000 in the Queen Elizabeth Competition was preceded by triumphs at two essential Canadian contests: in March in the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières Competition and in-may in the Jeunesses Musicales du Canada Country wide Competition. Lemieux’s 1st solo documenting was released in November 2000 by Cypres, a Compact disc comprising Berlioz’ Les nuits d’ete and lieder by Mahler and Wagner. Her operatic debut as Cornelia in Handel’s Giulio Cesare occurred in the Canadian Opera in Apr 2002. Critics and general public as well responded with excitement. 2005 was a pivotal yr for Lemieux: she sang the name part in Vivaldi’s Orlando furioso on an extremely praised three-disc Naïve arranged; later that yr she debuted to essential acclaim in the Staatsoper Berlin in Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria. Lemieux’s U.S. recital debut occurred in November 2007 in Overland Recreation area, KS, with pianist Daniel Blumenthal associated, in functions by Brahms, Schumann, Debussy, Mozart, and Reynaldo Hahn. Her U.S. concert debut arrived the next month using the LA Philharmonic inside a overall performance of J.S. Bach’s Magnificat. She proceeds to seem both like a choral soloist and in operas throughout European countries and THE UNITED STATES. Among Lemieux’s later on recordings is normally a 2007 Compact disc of Brahms lieder, released over the Analekta label, and 2010’s Ne me refuse pas, a assortment of French arias.