mezzo-soprano Lyne Comtois has sung throughout Canada, as well as in the United
States and France. She regularly appears on the opera stage, notably at New York's
Lincoln Center for L'Opéra Franšais de New York (La Jolie fille de Perth,
La Colombe, La Belle Hélène, Orphée aux Enfers, La Périchole),
at Sacramento Opera and L'Opéra de Nantes (Lady McBeth of Mtsensk, Reigen)
and the Royaumont Festival (Kopernikus), at Opera Lyra Ottawa (Faust) and Mississauga
Opera (Cosi fan tutte), and in several productions at L'Opéra de Montréal
(Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Roméo et Juliette, Andrea Chénier, Cosi
fan tutte, Rigoletto).
Lyne Comtois has
been a guest soloist with the Montréal Symphony Orchestra under Charles
Dutoit, the Orchestre National de Bordeaux-Aquitaine, the Ottawa National Arts
Centre Orchestra, the symphony orchestras of Saskatoon, Trois-Rivières,
Chicoutimi, Sherbrooke, and on radio and television broadcasts for the CBC. She
received critical acclaim for her portrayal of the female lead in the opera Le
Chevalier de Lorimier, recorded on the Montrèal-based label. Miss Comtois
has studied with Joyce McLean of The Juilliard School in New York City.
pianist Marc Bourdeau has collaborated and recorded with some of Canada's finest
young artists, including singers Agathe Martel, Karina Gauvin, Brett Polegato
and Lyne Comtois, and performances have taken him across Canada and the United
States, as well as to several countries of Europe and the Far East. Recipient
of grants from the Canada and QuÚbec Arts Councils, his principal teachers were
British accompanist (of Viennese origin) Paul Hamburger, and Swiss pianist Béla
Siki. He has more recently coached with world-renowned accompanists Martin Katz
and Roger Vignoles. He has recorded for Brioso Recordings®, CBC and SNE labels.
is able to charm with the sheer sound of her voice as well as project more serious
emotional states... Comtois's performances are all one could ask for in verve
and seductiveness.....this strikes me as a recording to treasure."
Story, Fanfare Magazine
is a mezzo-soprano whom I heard for the first time on her new recording "Songs
of the Americas" (Brioso BR 112 , with translations) and hope to hear again and
again. The 36 selections range from Argentina (Alberto Ginastera) north to her
native Canada (Malcolm Forsyth and Pierre Mercure) with good selections of Villa-Lobos,
Bernstein, Barber and Ives. Her voice is dramatic and rich."
The Washington Post
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