Hélène Brunet, soprano
Canadian soprano Hélène Brunet is hailed by the critics as "a singer of tremendous quality" with "a voice of perfect beauty" and "sincere expression". Recognized for her interpretations of the works of Bach, Handel, and Mozart, her repertoire extends from Baroque to the music of the 20th and 21st centuries.
In the concert repertoire, Hélène is invited to perform with reputed orchestras and ensembles across North America, notably with American Bach Soloists in San Francisco, with American Classical Orchestra at the Lincoln Center in New York City, the Seattle Baroque Orchestra and the Pacific Baroque Festival, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, McGill Chamber Orchestra, Toronto's reputed Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Arion Baroque Orchestra, I Musici de Montréal, 13 Strings Chamber Orchestra, ensembles Aradia, Caprice, and Les Boréades, as well as Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin's Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal.
Prestigious distinctions include the Johannes Somary Award at the Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition at Carnegie Hall in New York, an Opus Prize for the baroque Concert of The Year with ensemble Caprice and her performance as Abra in Vivaldi's Juditha Triumphans, and a Juno Award for the Classical Vocal Album of the Year (2016) with the album Las Ciudades de Oro where she is featured with longtime partner Ensemble l'Harmonie des Saisons under label ATMA Classique. Hélène's latest recording project under ATMA, an album of Bach Cantatas, will be released later this season.
In opera, Hélène recently sang in Lully's Persée in Toronto and on tour at the Royal Opera House of the Château de Versailles with the famed Opera Atelier. In Tel Aviv, she sang the role of Laurette in Bizet's Le Docteur Miracle, and in Montreal, she sang the role of Galatea in Handel's Acis and Galatea.
Hélène is a recipient of a professional development grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. She is currently studying with New York City based voice teacher Neil Semer.