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’Hoffmann, Leila in Les Pecheurs des Perles, Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, Olga in Fedora, Gilda in Rigoletto, and Micaela in Carmen, Vancouver Opera as Mimi, Leila and Micaela, Opera Saskatchewan, Calgary Opera and Edmonton Opera as Violetta in La Traviata, Opera de Quebec as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, Gilda in Rigoletto, 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, and Opera Hamilton and Edmonton Opera as Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Calgary Opera as Donna Anna, Edmonton Opera as Violetta and for all three heroines in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, and Opera Hamilton as Violetta, 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 Alice Ford in Falstaff and Schoenberg’s Erwartung for Opera de Quebec, Lady Macbeth in Verdi’s Macbeth for Pacific Opera Victoria and Opera de Quebec, and Violetta in La Traviata for Calgary Opera, and Alice Ford for Opera Hamilton. This past season, she appeared with the Canadian Opera Company as Alice Ford and Calgary Opera as the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro. Notable future engagements include a return to Kentucky Opera as Verdi’s Lady Macbeth and to Calgary Opera as as Marietta in Die Tote Stadt.
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. In Europe, she has appeared at the Prague Spring Festival and on tour with Violons du Roy and appeared in Paris and Montreal as the featured singer in the “Starmania” spectacle. Last season, she returned to the Akron Symphony as Soprano Soloist in Mahler’s Symphony No. 2. This season includes appearances with the Edmonton Symphony for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and the Montreal Symphony.
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.
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