Beloved for her generosity, her joie de vivre, and her intensity, the famous contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux stars in an exceptional concert mixing dance and music. Join this regular of the Domaine Forget International Festival for an eclectic evening in her own image, with pianist Roger Vignoles and cellist Stéphane Tétreault at her side.
From Fauré to Dvořák by way of Honegger and Weill... from her earliest years, Marie-Nicole Lemieux was never interested in sticking to a just one musical style or period: “This taste for the recital format comes from my childhood, I was brought up with pop music by singers like Nana Mouskouri and Claude François. I come from that universe, for example, I know by heart all the songs of Céline Dion and Diane Dufresne: I am veritable jukebox! [...] The recital is the essence of opera and even of theater because we have only two minutes to tell a story” (opera-online). An evening full of emotion and artistry!
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Marie-Nicole Lemieux appears courtesy of Warner Classics.
Photo: Marie-Nicole Lemieux © Geneviève Lesieur
Oratorio by Arthur Honegger, text by Paul Claudel
Orchestre de Paris, Chœur de l'Orchestre de Paris