VOICE 2018 Edition – ART SONG DIVISION
Biography 2018: Originally from Cameroon, soprano Suzanne Taffot was named 2017-2018 Jeune espoir lyrique Québécoise. Suzanne has won the Ricardo Zandonai Prize in Italy, the American International Czech/Slovak Voice Competition and the Alcamo International Singing Contest in Italy.
She recently appeared and sang at the Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques gala with the Orchestre philharmonique des musiciens de Montréal, as Fiodiligi in Così fan Tutte, as Mimi in La Bohème with the company OperAmor and at the “Jeunes Talents” concert with the Chorégies d’Orange in France. In 2018, Suzanne plays several roles with the Limoges and Massy operas in France.
Suzanne studied with soprano Adrienne Savoie, tenor Richard Margison and vocal coach Louise-Andrée Baril at the Université de Montréal, where she graduated with a unanimous “excellent” grade on her final exam in her Master’s degree.
Suzanne Taffot is generously sponsored by Louise Roy.
Die junge nonne D. 828
Srul Irving Glick
O, let him kiss me (Seven Tableaux from the Song of Songs)
Srul Irving Glick
I am dark but lovely (Seven Tableaux from the Song of Songs)
Ariettes oubliées L. 60
C’est l’extase langoureuse
Il pleure dans mon coeur
L’ombre des arbres
Paysage belges : Chevaux de bois
Aquarelles 1 : Green
Aquarelles 2 : Spleen
Meine Liebe ist grün op. 63 n° 5
Von ewiger Liebe op. 43 n° 1
Cigánské melodie op. 55
Má píseň zas mi láskou zní.
Aj! Kterak trojhranec můj přerozkošně zvoní
Když mne stará matka zpívat učívala
Struna naladěna, hochu, toč se v kole
Through gilded trellises
Old Sir Faulk
Vier Lieder op. 27
Ruhe, meine Seele
An arranger, soloist, chamber musician, vocal coach, and rehearsal pianist, Louise-Andrée Baril has collaborated with major ensembles and conductors in Canada and abroad, and appears on over forty recordings. Passionate about opera, Louise-Andrée Baril takes a great interest in emerging artists and has established several opera workshops and projects for young artists, such as the Université de Montréal’s opera workshop and the Orford Arts Centre opera. A much sought-after teacher, she works with several music institutions and also collaborates with many international summer academies in Quebec, Ontario, France, Belgium, Mexico, and the United States.