Comtois

Lyne Comtois

Canadian 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 Français 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 Montréal-based label. Miss Comtois has studied with Joyce McLean of The Juilliard School in New York City.

"Comtois 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."
John Story, Fanfare Magazine

"Lynn Comtois 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."
Joseph McLellan, The Washington Post

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