Hélène Brunet

Region: National
Hélène Brunet

Profile Type: Interprète
I Play: Soprano


Renowned for her intelligent musicality and sincere expression, Canadian soprano Hélène Brunet is quickly making a name for herself in both operatic and oratorio repertoire.

Performing across North America, Hélène has collaborated with reputed ensembles and orchestras, including the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, American Bach Soloists in San Francisco, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, I Musici de Montréal, Thirteen Strings, Ensemble Caprice, Aradia, Les Boréades and Clavecin en Concert. She has worked with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Ivars Taurins, Kevin Mallon, Eric Milnes, Jean-Marie Zeitouni, Jeffrey Thomas, David Fallis, Raffi Armenian and Alexander Weimann.

In 2016, the album Las Ciudades de Oro (ATMA Classique), where she sings with ensemble L'Harmonie des Saisons, won the Juno Award for Classical Album of the year in the vocal category. Hélène has also recently recorded an album of Bach cantatas (ATMA), which will be released shortly. She has participated to several other recordings on Analekta label, Carus Records and Hännsler Classic. Last fall, Hélène was selected as a finalist at the prestigious Stella Maris International Vocal Competition on board the M.S. Europa Cruise ship in Europe. This spring, she was a finalist and prize winner at the Lyndon Woodside Oratorio Solo Competition in New York City.

In 2014, Hélène sang the role of Abra in Vivaldi's Juditha Triumphans with Ensemble Caprice (Matthias Maute). The concert won the Opus Prize of Concert of the Year (baroque music), awarded by the Conseil Québécois de la Musique.

In opera, Hélène sang on tour in a production of Persée (Lully) at the Royal Opera House of the Château de Versailles with Opera Atelier. She also recently sang the role of Laurette in Bizet's Le Docteur Miracle in Tel Aviv, and Galatea in Handel's Acis and Galatea in Montreal with Les Boréades.

Next season, Hélène will make her Lincoln Center debut singing Mozart's C Minor Mass in New York City, she will sing Handel and Bach with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and the St. John Passion in San Francisco.

Hélène Brunet is a graduate of the University of Montréal and studies with Neil Semer (New York City).

Visit her website at www.helenebrunet.com

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