Four-time winner of the Canadian Music Competition, soprano Elisabeth Boudreault made her opera debut at the age of 16 as Lisa in Bellini's La Sonnambula. Quickly established on the national scene, she is then seen in roles such as Sophie (Werther, Opéra du Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean); Miss Silberklang (Der Schauspieldirektor, Festival d'Opéra de Québec); Sister Constance (Le Dialogue des Carmélites, Opera McGill); Die Königin der Nacht (Die Zauberflöte, Opera NUOVA); Pamina (Die Zauberflöte, Opera McGill); Servilia (La Clemenza di Tito, Opera McGill); Frasquita (Carmen, Société d'Art Lyrique du Royaume); Grande Sacerdotessa (Aïda, Opéra du Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean); Emmie (Albert Herring, Opera McGill) and Flora (The Turn of the Screw, Orchestre de l'Agora).
Fervent defender of contemporary music, she notably participated in the creation of the role of Léa in L'Hiver attend beaucoup de moi, by Laurence Jobidon (Musique 3 Femmes) and in the American premiere of Th(S)inking Survival. (Miguel Azguime, McGill Contemporary Ensemble). In 2017, Boudreault sang the lead role in James Garner's opera East o ’the Sun, West o’ the Moon, for the opera's North American premiere. This performance led to a new collaboration between the young singer and the British composer who is writing the role of Hero in his opera Much Ado! especially for her voice.
In concert, Elisabeth Boudreault performed among others in the Netherlands as part of the Grachtenfestival, in Slovakia with the Košice Philharmonic Orchestra and in Japan where she gave a recital tour. Boudreault made her French debut in the 2019-20 season when the Opéra national de Lorraine entrusted her with the role of Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro) in a production of James Gray directed by Andreas Spering. Still at the Opéra de Nancy, she performed Oberto (Alcina) in a new staging of Serena with conductor Leonardo García Alarcón at the direction, a production that was to be repeated at the Opéra de Dijon.* She could also be found on the Montreal scene assuring the solo of Gérard Grisey's Quatres chants pour franchir le seuil, under the direction of Guillaume Bourgogne.
Recipient of a scholarship from the Center de promotion lyrique de l'Opéra de Massy, laureate of the Vienna International Competition and of the Wirth Vocal Prize, Elisabeth Boudreault studied under the tutelage of Aline Kutan at McGill University in Montreal. She recently made her debut as Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel by Humperdinck at the Opéra national du Rhin in a new production by Pierre-Emmanuel Rousseau, directed by Marko Letonja and presented online due to governmental restrictions in France. She will also play the role of Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Aix-en-Provence Festival this summer.
* Canceled due to the pandemic.
The Turn of the Screw
East O'the Sun
Hänsel und Gretel
La Clemenza di Tito
Le Nozze di Figaro
Le Dialogue des Carmélites
- Model ID: GLDA179054