THE MEDAL OF
THE ORDER
OF SAINT-EUSTACHE
LEILA CHALFOUN RECEIVES 

October 23, 2012

Trained at the Music Conservatory of Montreal and the Lyric Opera Workshop Montreal, The soprano Leila Chalfoun is the founding director of the prestigious FestivalOpéra des Grandes Laurentides. The influence of this event is such that European, American and even Middle Eastern spectators cast off in the direction of Saint-Eustache at each edition of the Festival. And they come there to hear international artists but also voices from here , under the leadership of Leila Chalfoun, the FestivalOpéra des Grandes Laurentides offers a special place to emerging talents. Every year, at the La petite Église Art Center, she receives emerging artists to discover the beauty of their lyrical talent.

Moreover, in addition to managing the FestivalOpéra on a daily basis, Leila Chalfoun also wears the hat of artistic director of the LM OPERA agency since 1998. As such, she represents performing artists in opera in order to promote their careers both locally and internationally.

And what about Leila Chalfoun's career?  The singer has had the opportunity to perform at the Operas of Montreal, Monaco and NewYork, as well as in France, Belgium, Italy and Austria. These numerous services have been the subject of rave reviews where his professionalism and thoroughness have been repeatedly emphasized. At the local level, Leila Chalfoun is very involved in the promotion of Eustachian cultural events and she collaborates regularly with cultural organizations by sharing her experiences and her international relations. She is also keen to present shows for free as part of Sundays on the promenade to introduce the art of opera to a new audience.

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Et en tant que directrice fondatrice du FestivalOpéra de Saint-Eustache, Leila Chalfoun est de celles qui s’implique sans compter : c’est elle qui voit personnellement aux auditions des artistes, aux embauches, aux signatures de contrat, à la publicité, à la recherche de commandites, à la logistique entourant les spectacles, au bilan financier, et ainsi de suite.Ce n’est donc pas étonnant que cette artiste talentueuse soit connue et reconnue dans son milieu. Elle a d’ailleurs été récipiendaire d’un prix Cybèle, en 2011, dans la catégorie « événement culturel à rayonnement régional ».



C’est donc en reconnaissance de son engagement et de son rayonnement qui rejaillit sur l’ensemble de notre communauté, ainsi que pour son rôle d’ambassadrice de Saint-Eustache à l’international que la Ville de Saint-Eustache reconnaît l’apport inestimable de Mme Leila Chalfoun à notre communauté et la nomme Grande Citoyenne, soit la plus haute distinction honorifique décernée par la Ville de Saint-Eustache.