Suzie LeBlanc

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Region: National
Suzie LeBlanc

Profile Type: Performer
I Play: Soprano

Biography:

Acadian soprano Suzie LeBlanc (www.suzieleblanc.com) has been singing Renaissance, Baroque and Classical music for over 25 years in Europe and North America. She also performed contemporary works with many early music ensembles : works by Peter Hannan, Harry Somers, Louis Andriessen, Ivan Moody, Thea Musgrave, Elvis Costello to name a few. Recently, she commissioned Canadian composers to write songs on the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop and has premiered and recorded these songs. The composers are John Plant, Alasdair MacLean, Emily Doolittle, Christos Hatzis and Dinuk Wijeratne. This recording will be realeased in the fall of 2013, and she will perfom the songs by Hatzis and MaLean with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra in February 2014. She has also recently performed works by Dindy Vaughan from Sydney Australia and Helmut Lispky from Montreal.

Her recording of works by Messiaen, Chants de terre et de ciel, won the 2009 OPUS award for Best recording in contemporary music and “Tempi con Variazioni” with jazz violinist Helmut Lipsky won the OPUS for World Music in 2010. As an actress, she played the lead in the film Lost Song directed by Rodrigue Jean which won the City TV Best Canadian Feature Award at the Toronto International Film Festival (2008).

This summer, she performs a new work written by Peter Togni with the ensemble Sanctuary.

She works with many of the world’s leading early music ensembles in concerts and Festivals all over the world. On the opera stage, she has performed for De Nederlandse Opera, Festival de Beaune, Opéra de Montréal, the Boston Early Music Festival, Tanglewood, Festival Vancouver and Early Music Vancouver. Suzie LeBlanc is artistic director of Le Nouvel Opéra (www.lenouvelopera.com) and the honorary patron of the Elizabeth Bishop Society of Nova Scotia (www.elizabethbishopcentenary.blogspot.com)

Personal website : www.suzieleblanc.com