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Lyne Fortin will participate in The Magic Flute from 07/02/18 through 08/06/18 (Opera de Quebec).
Lyne Fortin will participate in The Magic Flute from 07/02/18 through 08/06/18 (Opera de Quebec).
Lyne Fortin, Soprano

Lyne Fortin is one of Canada's leading sopranos, with appearances with L'Opera de Montreal in the title roles of Agrippina, Thais, La Traviata and Romeo et Juliette, Elvira in Don Giovanni, Mimi in La Boheme, Antonia in Les Contes d'Hoffman, Leila in Les Pecheurs des Perles, Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, Olga in Fedora, Gilda in Rigoletto,and Micaela in Carmen, Canadian Opera Company as Alice Ford in Falstaff. Vancouver Opera as Mimi, Leila andMicaela, Opera Saskatchewan, Calgary Opera and Edmonton Opera asVioletta in La Traviata, Opera de Quebec as Lady Macbeth in Verdi’s Macbeth, Erwartung, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, the Countess, Gilda, Mimi,Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow, and Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly, Opera Hamilton and Edmonton Opera as Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Calgary Opera as Donna Anna, Violetta in La Traviata, Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Marietta in Die Tote Stadt , Edmonton Opera as Violetta and for all three heroines in Les Contes d'Hoffman, and Opera Hamilton as Violetta, Alice Ford, Leila, Elvira, and La Voix Humaine..

In Europe, she has appeared with the Vlaamse Opera as Madame de Tourvel in the premiere of a new opera based on Dangerous Liasons, Ginevra in Handel’s Ariodante, Electra in Idomeneo, as Madame Lidoine in Dialogues of the Carmelites, and in concert for Haydn's Creation, and the Scottish Opera as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni.

In the United States, she has appeared with the Baltimore Opera as Leila, Seattle Opera and Connecticut Opera as Adina in L'Elisir d'Amore, Kentucky Opera as Thais, Opera Pacific as Juliette, Arizona Opera as the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, Michigan Opera Theater as Fiordiligi and Antonia, San Antonio Symphony and the Akron Symphony as Violetta, and the New Jersey State Opera and Portland Opera as Micaela.

Recent engagements include appearances as Alice Ford in Falstaff for the Canadian Opera, Alice Ford and Schoenberg’s Erwartung for Opera de Quebec, Lady Macbeth in Verdi’s Macbeth for Pacific Opera Victoria, Opera de Quebec, Kentucky Opera and Marietta in Die Tote Stadt for Calgary Opera. Other notable recent engagements include appearances at the famous Montreal Jazz Festival, in Paris, and in Avignon, France as Regine St. Laurent in Rufus Wainwright’s Prima Donna and with Opera de Quebec as the “Diva” in Starmania.

A notable concert artist, Ms. Fortin has appeared as a featured soloist with the orchestras of Montreal, Quebec, Calgary, Edmonton, Kitchener-Waterloo, CBC Vancouver Symphony, Orchestra Metropolitain, Fort Myers, and Pacific Symphony. This autumn, she will debut with with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as Soprano Soloist in Verdi’s Requiem. In Europe, she has appeared at the Prague Spring Festival and on tour with Violons du Roy and appeared in Paris, Quebec, and Montreal as the featured singer in the “Starmania” spectacle. In the U.S.A. she returned to the Akron Symphony as Soprano Soloist in Mahler’s Symphony No. 2.

On radio and television, she appeared in the Canadian premiere of McCartney's "Liverpool Oratorio" on CBC Television, numerous concerts for CBC Radio, including, most notably Mozart's C-minor Mass and Lully's Amadis and a program of contemporary music. She has recorded an album for CBC Records with tenor Richard Margison entitled "Great Romantic Duets of French Opera," a Christmas recording entitled "Noel" with the Quebec Symphony Orchestra for Analekta Records, a recital disc entitled "Lyne Fortin Live", also for Analekta, and a recording of Mozart arias with L’Orchestre Metropolitain for Analekta.

Lyne Fortin was a winner of the Pavarotti International Vocal Competition in 1988, a special prize at the CBC National Competition for Young Performers in 1986, Pauline Donalda Award, Jean Lallemand Award Special Prize for Interpretation by the Montreal Symphony in 1985, First Prize and Grand Prize in the C.I.B.C. National Competition Festival of Music, Concourse de musique de Quebec, and Commemorative Medal celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada. She is also the recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Cultural Affairs Department of Quebec, and the "Prix Raoul Jobin" from Opera de Quebec.

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