Marie-Annick Béliveau

Quebec City, Québec, 1970

  • Performer (mezzo-soprano)

Over the years, thanks to her warm, rich voice and exceptional musicianship, mezzo-soprano Marie-Annick Béliveau has earned wide recognition on the music scene. Marie-Annick has had over 20 works composed for her. 2012-13 offers a full lineup of important premieres: a cycle by Bruce Mather, a major cycle by André Hamel, a work by Robert Normandeau and an opera by Pierre Michaud. Among her many career highlights figure Fausto Romitelli’s Lost with the NEM at Royaumont and Montreal, André Ristic’s Catalogue de Bombes Occidentales with the ECM+, Vivier’s Wo Bist Du, Licht! with the SMCQ and with the Munich Kammerorchester, role of Rimbaud in Marco Pérez-Ramirez’ opera Rimbaud, la parole libérée, which was performed at the Opéra National de Montpellier, and Michelle Boudreau’s immense Étoile Libre, for electronically modified solo voice, on stage and cd. Native from Quebec City, Marie-Annick Béliveau began her musical studies on the violin and the oboe. Throughout her journey, Marie-Annick has received a great deal from her teachers and mentors. She had the good fortune to work with Jan Simons, Marie Daveluy and Bruce Mather, to whom she owes special thanks. She now draws their teachings on in her own work as a voice instructor at Montreal’s Concordia University. From Father Fernand Lindsay, founder of the Festival de Lanaudière, she received constant support and encouragement to continue her work. She is now the assistant director of his summer music camp. Last February, she founded les Salons de l’Ombre Jaune, and she now works besides Pauline Vaillancourt for Chants Libres, the lyric creation company.

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