Bourgie Hall presents

The Women Who Leave

Operatic rising star Rose Naggar-Tremblay gives a program exploring the peregrinations of women. Inspired by Marisol’s life and artistic practice, this recital will culminate in the world premiere of a song cycle composed by Luna Pearl Woolf,on poems written by the singer herself in collaboration with participants in an art therapy workshop series at the MMFA.

In connection with the exhibition Marisol: A Retrospective

Rose Naggar-Tremblay, contralto

Rose Naggar-Tremblay is commended for the richness of her voice and the intelligence of her interpretations.

Rose studied at McGill University where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance with a minor in European literature and culture. In 2021, she made a remarkable debut at the Sofia Opera in the role of Carmen, won First Prizes at the OSM Competition and the Georges Enesco Competition (Paris), won the Young Hope scholarship Canadian lyric and the Prize for the best interpretation of a Canadian work at the OSM Competition with the Healing cycle, which she composed in collaboration with Éric Champagne. In 2022, she was named Révélation Radio-Canada (Radio-Canada breakthrough artist) and won Second Prize at the Prix d’Europe. An accomplished musician, Rose Naggar-Tremblay frequently lends her voice to chamber music, taking part in numerous concerts and recitals. In 2023, she will make her debut at the Opéra de Metz in the role of the Second Spirit (Rusalka).

Julien LeBlanc, piano

Canadian pianist, Julien LeBlanc, dazzles with virtuosity and appealing enthusiasm.  He is recognized for his great musical sensitivity and his ability to communicate the essence of the music.  Based in Montreal, he is active on the Canadian musical scene equally as soloist, chamber music pianist and accompanist.

Recently, he was critically acclaimed for his musical direction of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande, presented by the “Against the Grain Theatre” in Toronto, and for his masterly interpretation of the work at the piano.

Chantal Lambert, actress

BRAHMS Immer Leiser wird mein Schlummer [My slumber grows more and more gentle] (excerpts from Five Lieder, Op. 105)
SCHUBERT Gretchen am Spinnrade [Gretchen at the spinning wheel], D. 118
R. SCHUMANN Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt [Only those who know longing] (excerpt from Lieder und Gesänge aus Wilhelm Meister [Songs and Chants from Wilhelm Meister]), Op. 98a)
FAURÉ Les berceaux, Op. 23, No. 1
BOSMANS La chanson des marins hâlés
Poème de lamour et de la mer, Op. 19
    La Fleur des eaux
    La Mort de lamour
Luna PEARL WOOLF Mar y Sol [Sea and Sun] (world premiere)
COPLAND The world feels dusty (excerpts from Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson)
G. MAHLER Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen [I am lost to the world] (excerpt from Rückert-Lieder)
A. MAHLER Die Stille Stadt [The quiet city] (excerpt from Fünf Lieder)

Musical Canvas
5 pm: talk and welcome drink
6 pm: guided tour of the exhibition
7:30 pm: concert

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 7:30pm
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