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Specializing in repertoire from the early baroque to the classical period, Suzie LeBlanc divides her time between concert performances, opera and festival appearances worldwide. She has been involved in a number of critically acclaimed productions including Sartorio’s Orfeo (as Euridice), recorded for Vanguard Classics and awarded the Cini prize for “Best Opera CD of 1999″, Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea (as Poppea, Opéra de Montreal) and Monteverdi’s Orfeo (Netherlands Opera, Vienna Konzerthaus, Stuttgart and Festival Vancouver).
Solicited by some of the most distinguished period orchestras, she tours extensively with Teatro Lirico, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Tafelmusik, Musica Antiqua Koln, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Musica Classica and Freiburger Barockorchester and performs at home with Les Violons du Roy, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and the Metropolitan Orchestra (Montreal).
In the more intimate setting of chamber music, she sings regurlarly with Tragicomedia, Les Voix Humaines, the Purcell Quartet and Fretwork, and forms a duo with lutenist Stephen Stubbs, with whom she has recorded several discs including the 1st book of Airs de cour by Etienne Moulini (CBC Records), which received unanimous praise from the critics.
Her impressive discography, ranging from medieval to contemporary music, includes Bach Cantatas with Tafelmusik for Analekta, Love and Death in Venice with Teatro Lirico for Virgin Veritas, Vivaldi Motets with Teatro Lirico for Vanguard Classics and ATMA, Bononcini’s Amore doppio and Handel’s Clori, Tirsi and Fileno with Lauten Companey for NCA and Ivan Moody’s Passion and Resurrection with Redbyrd for Hyperion.
Recent projects include Bach’s St Matthew Passion at Brooklyn Academy of Ancient Music (directed by Jonathon Miller and conducted by Paul Goodwin), Lully’s Thésée at the Boston Early Music Festival and at Tanglewood, and her film debut in Bach’s Coffee Cantata (Bravo).
Highlights in 2001 include Mozart Concert Arias with the Metropolitan Orchestra (Montreal), Monteverdi’s Orfeo with the Purcell Symphony in Tokyo, and concerts at London’s South Bank with Tragicomedia.