An uncommon program combining French art song, jazz accents, and the tradition of the Spirituals, by one of Quebec’s most beloved sopranos.

Marie-Josée Lord made her professional debut in the Fall of 2003, singing Liù in Puccini’s Turandot at the Opéra de Québec. In February 2004, Montreal music lovers were enraptured by her rendition of Mimi in Puccini’s La Bohème at the Opéra de Montréal where, in October 2005, she also sang Laoula in Chabrier’s L’étoile.

In September 2006 she could be heard in the title role in in the Opéra de Montréal’s season-opening production of Suor Angelica (Puccini). She has also been heard as Marie-Jeanne in the world premiere of the operatic version of Starmania (Plamondon/ Berger) at the Opéra de Québec in May 2008 and at the Opéra de Montréal in March 2009. She brilliantly sang the role of Nedda (I Paggliacci) at the Opéra de Montréal in the Fall of 2009, and that of Meg Page in Falsta (Verdi) at the Opéra de Québec in Spring, 2012.

In January 2014, she sang the role of Serena when the Opéra de Montréal mounted performances of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. More recently, in February 2017, the Montreal public was able to hear her again, singing the role of Mme. Lidoine in the production of Poulenc’s dialogues des Carmélites in this city.

With her irresistible charisma, generosity, and passion for the lyric art, Marie-Josée Lord is a favorite guest on several television and radio shows (Tout le monde en parle, Studio 12, En direct de l’univers, etc.). On October 28, 2012, Ms. Lord made her Toronto debut at the Royal Conservatory of Music’s prestigious Koerner Hall as part of the Montréal Toronto series.

Marie-Josée Lord has performed several times with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, and the Orchestre Métropolitain, under the direction of a number of conductors including Kent Nagano, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Paul Nadler, Alain Trudel and many others.

H. Duparc (1848-1933)
Chanson triste
L’invitation au voyage
La vie antérieure

E. Chausson (1855-1899)
Poème de l’amour et de la mer, op. 19
La Fleur des eaux
La mort de l’amour


L. Bernstein (1918-1990)
Five Kid Songs

L. Bernstein (1918-1990)
I Feel Pretty

G. Gershwin (1898-1937)

L. Bernstein (1918-1990)

G. Gershwin (1898-1937)
My Man’s Gone Now

Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child – Spiritual
Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray – Spiritual
He’s Got the Whole World in His Hand Spiritual – Spiritual
Amazing Grace – Spiritual
Ride On King Jesus – Spiritual

Tuesday, February 25th 2020 at 7:30pm
Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Min With intermission

For tickets and information: www.mbam.qc.ca/en/concerts 514-285-2000

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