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Spellbinding Canadian soprano blends classical and popular music

by on January 5, 2012

Jambalaya—a surprising title indeed, but to surprise the audience is what this concert is all about. With her own personal style, her voice, her presence, and her choice of repertoire, Marie-Josée Lord delivers a stunning recital where classical and popular music are gently entwined. Gordon Lightfoot, Verdi, Lama, Bizet, Joni Mitchell and many other composers make up this special program that flows ever so naturally from this brilliant, award-winning Canadian soprano. Lord will share this and more at The Fredericton Playhouse on Friday, January 13 at 7:30pm.

Lord made her professional debut in the fall of 2003, singing Liù in Puccini’s Turandot at the Opéra de Québec. In February 2004, Montreal music lovers were enraptured by her rendition of Mimi in Puccini’s La Bohème at the Opéra de Montréal, where she then sang the title role of Puccini’s Suor Angelica in September 2006, confirming her formidable acting talent and deep musical sensitivity.

Recently Lord has been heard as Marie-Jeanne in the world premiere of the operatic version of the celebrated musical Starmania (Plamondon/Berger) at the Opéra de Québec in May 2008, and the Opéra de Montréal in March 2009. And in the early fall of 2009, she brilliantly sang the role of Nedda (I Paggliacci) at the Opéra de Montréal.

A winner of many renowned scholarships and competitions, Marie-Josée Lord impresses critics and audiences alike by the depth of her talent and her charming and charismatic personality. Her first album, recorded with the Orchestre Métropolitain, has been a great success with over 25,000 copies sold to date.

“…A voice of wonderful depth and pliability casting a radiant glow. Her presence is spellbinding… a very classy singer with a bright future.” – Ilse Zadrozny, Montreal Gazette

Tickets for Marie-Josée Lord’s Jambalaya are available at the Fredericton Playhouse box office 1-866-884-5800, or online at

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