Born in Quebec city, Marie-Chantal stands out for the great richness of her tone. Her dramatic voice, both ample and agile, allows her to sing a very diversified repertoire. Marie-Chantal is a first prize winner of the Canadian Music Competition, in 2015, as well as of the Concours d'art lyrique de la Relève musicale, in 2017. She recently worked on the role of Charlotte in Werther (Massenet) as well as the title role in Carmen (Bizet).
Marie-Chantal performed recently Mme de la Haletière in Cendrillon (J. Massenet), with the Montreal Music Conservatory’s Opera, directed by Jacques Lacombe.
Upcoming engagements in 2021 include soloist at the Concert Gala of Opéra de Rimouski and semi finalist for the Prix d’Europe competition, to be held in June 2021, in Montreal.
Marie-Chantal has already performed many roles. In 2018, she played Mercedes and Micaela in the opera Carmen (Bizet) with Alma Viva productions. The same year, she also performed Diane in Orphée aux enfers (Offenbach) with the Montreal University’s Opera. Miss Marquis had played many roles with the Laval University’ s Opera, between 2015 and 2017. She performed Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus-J. Strauss II), La chouette et Une pastourelle (L’enfant et les sortillèges-Ravel), Thérèse (Les mamelles de Tirésias-Poulenc), Ernesto (Il mondo della luna-Haydn), Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte-Mozart), to only cite a few. Marie-Chantal also performed the role of Eurydice in « Orphée et Eurydice » (Gluck-Berlioz) with the Opera de la Relève musicale, in Quebec city.
In addition to opera, Marie-Chantal has been soloist in the Duruflé’s Requiem, with the Montreal polyphonic choir, conducted by Louis Lavigueur. She also has been soloist in Vivaldi’s gloria and Rossini’s Little solemn mass, while studying at Laval’s University.
Marie-Chantal has a bachelor and a master degree from Laval’s University, under Miss Patricia Fournier. She worked several times with Richard Margison, Jean-François Lapointe and Donna Brown. She just completed an Artist Diploma at the Montreal Music Conservatory under Mrs Adrienne Savoie.
Photos: André Chevrier