Bass-baritone Dominic Veilleux has a rich and powerful voice and is a former member of the Calgary Opera's Artist Development Program.
At the Atelier lyrique of the Conservatoire de musique de Québec, he has appeared as Leporello (Don Giovanni), Guglielmo (Cosi fan tutte), Brunner fils (The Three Waltzes), Antonio and Bartolo (Le nozze di Figaro), various roles (Burnt Toast) and Franz (The Theatre Director). At the University of Montreal, he performed the roles of Bottom (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Don Alfonso (Cosi fan tutte), Huascar (Les Indes galantes) and Baron de Gondremarck (La Vie parisienne).
Dominic made his debut at the Opéra de Québec in 2014 as the servant in Macbeth. In October of the same year, he was entrusted with the role of D'Estillac (La Veuve joyeuse). Since then, he has sung the roles of the First Priest (Die Zauberflöte), Marco (Gianni Schicchi), Fiorello (The Barber of Seville) and the Marquis d'Obigny (La traviata).
During the Quebec City Opera Festival, the young baritone was a member of the much-appreciated Brigade lyrique on three occasions, in addition to taking part in the choruses of The Tempest and The Damnation of Faust. For the 2016 edition of the Festival, he took part in the Opera Studio, in productions of Prima la musica, poi le parole (Salieri) and The Theatre Director (Mozart), and in 2017, he performed the role of Leporello (Don Giovanni), a collaboration with Jeunesses Musicales of Canada, and then Agamemnon (La belle Hélène) in the summer of 2018.
In the summer of 2014, Dominic traveled to Lucca, Italy, to perform the title role in The Marriage of Figaro, as part of the Accademia Europa Dell'Opera. He was invited to reprise the role in June 2015, with the Toronto Summer Opera Workshop, under the direction of pianist Luke Housner. In June 2016, he returned to sing the role of Don Giovanni in the opera of the same name. In 2017, Dominic took part in the Prague Summer Nights Festival, under the artistic direction of baritone Sherill Milnes, to perform the role of Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), for which he received critical acclaim.
In concert, Dominic has performed Rossini's Petite messe solennelle with the Choeur polyphonique de Charlevoix, Fauré's Requiem with the Ensemble de musique sacrée de Québec, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Orchestre symphonique de Lévis and the Choeur du Vallon, Mozart's Requiem and Bach's Easter Oratorios with the choir Les Rhapsodes, and Fauré's and Duruflé's Requiem with the ensemble Polyphonia.
Dominic is one of the laureates of the Prix d'Europe 2021 Competition, and is a recipient of grants from the Jeunesses Musicales Canada Foundation and the Art song Foundation of Canada.
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