Carol Léger (soprano) – Cinderella
Praised internationally for her song interpretation, Acadian soprano CAROL LÉGER continues to make an impression both in recital and opera. The Rutland Herald & Times of Vermont calls her performance “Powerful and riveting” and notes that she “…understood the power of art song”. She was awarded the Jan Simons Memorial Award for Best Art Song Interpretation from the 2011 National Music Festival of Canada. This award compliments her 2nd place overall finish in 2009. She has also twice attended the Académie internationale d’été in Nice, France where she was invited to attend by renowned American pianist Dalton Baldwin who also awarded her a full scholarship. She was one of six “Professional and emerging artists” showcased in the “Foliage Art-Song Festival” in Vermont, USA in 2008.
Miss Léger has also built an impressive opera repertoire, with roles such as Blanche in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites, Mélisande in Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande, Cleopatra in Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte as well as the second lady in Die Zauberflöte, Miles in Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw and Lazuli in Chabrier’s L’étoile among others. In March 2013, Miss Léger was features as the first soloist in a performance of Richard Gibson’s oratorio Poême du mois de juillet as a part of a concert honoring the 50th anniversary of the Université de Moncton.
In the last year, she has toured Canada and France with pianist and fellow Acadian Pierre-André Doucet. They are quickly establishing themselves as emerging artists in the young Canadian musical community.