Saturday, April 30, 2011

Recital -- Soprano Marie‑Claire Fafard‑Blais -- May 1st, 2011

Soprano Marie‑Claire Fafard‑Blais presents "Love, Seduction and Vanity" at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church -- May 1st, 2011, at 2 p.m.

PRESS RELEASE
Gatineau, April 25, 2011 – Love, Seduction and Vanity.... Three main opera themes that Marie‑Claire Fafard‑Blais will be presenting in a recital taking place Sunday, May 1st, at 2 p.m., at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Ottawa. Marie‑Claire will be accompanied by Frédéric Lacroix, one of Ottawa’s best pianists, and joined also by tenor James O'Farrell and bass Brian Wehrle. A recital made up of some of the most beautiful opera arias from Gounod, Massenet, Donizetti and Mozart, rendered with the freshness of Marie-Claire’s young, clear, and agile soprano voice!



Since receiving her Master’s degree in Voice Performance in 2009, Marie‑Claire has been heard on several occasions. She appeared in a title role in the Opera Lyra Ottawa production of Hansel and Gretel, in recitals presented at the Italian, French and German embassies, at the Viennese Opera Ball Ottawa, and others. Most recently, she sang Mozart’s Requiem with the Choeur classique de l'Outaouais and Prisme Ensemble. At the end of March, she received the OLO Opera Studio Award and the Audience Favorite Award at the OLO Opera Studio Competition. This summer, she will participate in a professional development program in Salzburg, Austria, where she will sing the Queen of the Night, in Mozart’s Magic Flute.

Admission is free, but a free-will donation of $20 for adults and $12 for students is
suggested.

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