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Suzie LeBlanc


Soprano Suzie LeBlanc continues to be among younger faces which have stimulated the vibrant early music picture in Montreal and in Canada generally. She’s a light tone of voice, refreshingly attuned towards the organic stress in music from the eighteenth hundred years instead of to its athletic feats. Accounts of LeBlanc’s early existence specify her stage of origins as Acadia, probably recommending a rejection from the Anglo physical entity of New Brunswick where the majority of Canada’s Atlantic Francophone community lives. She acquired both vocal skill and get but was hardly ever particularly nurtured with regards to training despite the fact that her mom was a tone of voice instructor. When she was youthful, she informed La Scena Musicale, “I came across it simpler to sing before a open public than to apply. My tone of voice came out easier, was more calm. That’s rare, not believe?” LeBlanc’s launch to early music emerged during her youngsters, and that from the historical-performance motion all together, immediately after her family members transferred to Montreal in 1976. She went to a concert on the Studio room de Musique Ancienne de Montréal (SMAM) and was immediately hooked. She used the harpsichord, participating in a vocational university in Montreal and minoring in music. It had been SMAM movie director Réjean Poirier who observed her vocal skill and inspired her initial by requesting her to sing at his wedding ceremony. LeBlanc’s changeover to performing was gradual; she sang inside a trio known as Musica Secreta and received a baptism by open fire after likely to England to review early music and becoming invited to complete for Emma Kirkby in Anthony Rooley’s the Consort of Musicke for an eight-month stint. Because the past due ’80s she’s documented for ATMA along with other labels, focusing on music from your years after 1700 but additionally venturing ahead to Mozart, for whose tunes she has specifically good intuition. LeBlanc has made an appearance inside a Netherlands Opera creation of Monteverdi’s Orfeo and it has collaborated with Tafelmusik, Fretwork, Les Voix Humaines, and a bunch of additional historical-performance ensembles both in Canada and overseas. A member from the tone of voice faculty in the University or college of Montreal, she’s founded her personal Académie Baroque de Montréal and acts as its creative director. Her considerable discography contains Handel’s Acis and Galatea, Sartorio’s L’Orfeo, Monteverdi’s Vespro della beata Vergine, and Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice. In ’09 2009 she received an Prix Opus Honor for her documenting of Messiaen’s Chant de terre et de ciel.

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Full Name Suzie LeBlanc
Profession Actor, Opera Singer, Film Score Composer
Nationality Canadian
Music Songs En montant la rivière, Ton Bale / The Bluebird / Annie Annie, Ernie Arsenault's Favourite / The Draggers Reel, Acis & Galatea: Oh! Didst thou know the pains of absent love - As when the dove, Sandpiper, À Saint-Malo / Laridé de Pontivy / Rond de Loudéac, Sentirete una canzonetta, Noël de Paris, The Bedding of the Bride / La Disputeuse / Keep It Up!, Quand j'ai parti du Canada, Pigeon on the Gate, Valses Benoît, Laudate pueri Dominum, Fiumicello che son l'onda, Silken Water: The Elizabeth Bishop Suite: II. Dear, my compass, O Dieu l'étrange chose, Ich habe Lust abzuscheiden, No piense Menguilla ya, Silken Water: The Elizabeth Bishop Suite: III. Close, close all night, Gloria in excelsis Deo: Quoniam tu solus - Cum Sancto Spirito, Amor dormiglione, Le long de la mer jolie, Noël de cluny, … quoniam magnus Dominus et laudabilis nimis, Nil canitur suavius, Salve, Jesu, Patris, gnate, unigenite, Consert des differents oiseaux: Consert des différents oiseaux, O vis amoris tui, Jesu, maxima!, Jonas: Et proeliabantur venti, Sonata, Herr, wenn ich nur dich hab, BuxWV 38, Jonas: Peccavimus Domine
Albums La Veillée de Noël, La Mer jolie, Chants d'Acadie, Tout passe: Chants d'Acadie, Nobil Donna, De Vanitate mundi, I Am in Need of Music: Songs on Poems by Elizabeth Bishop, Mer Jolie (La) - Traditional Acadian Melodies, Monteverdi: Vespro Della Beata Vergine / Scheidemann: Organ Works, The Spirite of Musicke, Bach, J.S.: Cantatas, Bwv 131, 152 and 161, Buxtehude: Sacred Cantatas, Vol. 1, Acis & Galatea, Bach, J.S. / Telemann: Sacred Cantatas, Messiaen, O.: Chants De Terre Et De Ciel / 3 Melodies / La Mort Du Nombre / Theme and Variations, Chants de Terre et de Ciel, Amor Roma: Roman Cantatas c. 1640, Moulinie: Airs With Lute Tablature (First Book, 1624), Handel (Naturally), Coffee Cantata & Peasant Cantato, Sacred Cantatas, Volume 1 (The Purcell Quartet feat. soprano: Emma Kirkby, Suzie LeBlanc, bass: Peter Harvey, violin: Clare Salaman), Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri, Handel; Arias / Gloria in Excelsis Deo / Acis and Galatea (Excerpts), Ay Que Si! - Music in 17th Century Spain, Love and Death in Venice, Gloria, Handel: Suzie LeBlanc Portrait, Primavera, feat. Les Voix Humaines, voila da gamba, Suzie LeBlanc, soprano, Daniel Taylor, counter-tenor
Nominations Juno Award for Classical Album of the Year – Vocal or Choral Performance
Movies The Meteor, Lost Song

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Bleeding Heart 2015 performer: "Orphee Et Euridice: Act III Scene 1: Viens, Viens, Euridice, Suis-Moi" - as Suzie Le Blanc
Le bonheur de Pierre 2009 performer: "Pigeon on the Gate"



Lost Song 2008 Élisabeth



Le météore 2013



Suzie LeBlanc: A Musical Quest 2007 Documentary

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