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Marianne Fiset

Marianne Fiset


Known for the warm and rich color of her voice and charismatic stage presence, Marianne Fiset has been hailed by critics and audience alike. Since she was awarded five top prizes in May 2007 from the Montreal International Music Competition, including the First Grand Prize and the People’s Choice Award, she received the “New Artist of the Year” Opus Prize in 2008 and was named Young Soloist by the Public Francophone Radios ( France – Suisse-Romande – Belgique – Canada). She was also awarded the title “Révélation Radio-Canada Musique 2009”.

Marianne’s recent engagements have included her debut at Opera National de Paris – Bastille in the title role of Massenet’s Manon, role that she also sang in Montréal in May 2013, Malwina in Marschner ‘s Der Vampyr at International Festival of Lanaudière, Mimi in La Bohème in Tampa, Vancouver and Calgary, Lalla Roukh’s title role at Opera Lafayette, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni at l’Opéra Municipal de Marseille as well as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro at Calgary Opera. She also sang Donna Elvira at Wuppertal Opernhaus, Micaela at Halle Opernhaus and in a concert version with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Kent Nagano, and a role debut as Anna Sorensen in the Pulitzer awarded opera Silent Night for Montreal Opera. She gave recitals in London, Paris, Brussels, Geneva, Vancouver, Montreal and Québec City

In concert, Marianne Fiset has sung La Vierge in Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher by Arthur Honegger with maestro Kent Nagano and the MSO, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Ravel’s Shéhérazade and Mahler’s 4th Symphony with Orquestra Sinfonica Madrid, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater with Orchestre symphonique de Tours, Berlioz’s Nuits d’été and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with Orchestre Métropolitain under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin. She has been a guest of the Violons du Roy, the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Orchestre Symphonique de Québec. She also sang at the Festival Vancouver, Festival International du Domaine Forget and at the Bel Canto Festival of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal.

Recordings include Ophélie, a collection of french and german work for soprano, french horn (Louis-Philippe Marsolais) and piano (Michael MacMahon) for ATMA Classique, Melodiya (Moussorgsky, Glinka and Rachmaninov) and an eponym album featuring songs of Ravel and Debussy, both from Analekta, with pianist Marie-Ève Scarfone. A world premiere recording of Félicien David’s Lalla Roukh in which she performs the title role is now available on Naxos.

Fiset’s upcoming schedule includes Mimi at Opéra de Québec, Micaela at Halle Opernhaus. She also will perform famous Gorecki’s 3rd symphony with Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s Orchestre Métropolitain and Beethoven 9th symphony with Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, conducted by Fabien Gabel. In recital, Marianne will be heard at la Chapelle Historique du Bon Pasteur with pianist Marie-Ève Scarfone, and for the Société d’Art Vocal de Montréal, for which they will be joined by world renowned cellist Stéphane Tétreault.

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