Guest artists

Photo by Antoine Rivard-Nolin

Photo by Antoine Rivard-Nolin

Elisabeth Boudreault, coloratura soprano

Four-time winner of the Canadian Music Competition, the coloratura soprano Elisabeth Boudreault has also been awarded 7 prizes from Les Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques in 2016. She made her opera debut at the age of 16, performing since several roles such as Die Königin der Nacht (Zauberflöte, Opera NUOVA), Sophie (Werther, Opéra du Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean) Grande Sacerdotessa (Aïda,  Opéra du Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean), Mlle Silberklang (Der Schauspieldirektor, Festival d’Opéra de Québec), Frasquitta (Carmen, Société d’Art Lyrique du Royaume) and Flora (Turn of the Screw, Orchestre de l’Agora). Internationally, the young soprano has performed in the Netherlands (Grachtenfestival), in Slovakia (Košice Philhamonic Orchestra) and in Japan (recital tour).

LÉo McKenna, bass-baritone

Léo McKenna has had a passion for singing since his childhood, where he began to sing as a boy chorister at Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal.  He has since performed with various ensembles and companies in Germany and Canada, earning experience in choral music, baroque music, and finally opera. He has earned scholarships from TafelMusik, The Stuttgart Bachakademie, the Montréal Music Conservatory and the Schulich School of Music (McGill). Currently finishing his studies at the Schulich School of Music under John Mac Master, Léo is active as a professional singer and chorister. He has performed in a variety of operas by Britten, Paisiello, Mozart, Haendel, Offenbach and more.

Photo by  Keegan Boulineau