(Career Development/French Repertoire/Diction)First Prize winner for Interpretation at the Conservatoire de Musique du Québec in Montréal, soprano Chantal Lambert has been pursuing an active career as a singer while directing the Program at the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal since 1990.
Since 2001, she’s been dedicating herself mostly to recitals with distinguished pianists such as Roger Vignoles, Michael McMahon, Jean Marchand, Marc Bourdeau and Martin Dubé. In the summer 2010, she sang in two different concerts in the first edition of the FestivalOpera of St.Eustache (QC), an Offenbach Evening and a tribute to Canadian composer Lionel Daunais, with baritone Dominique Côté, pianist Marc Bourdeau and Stage Director Marie-Lou Dion. She lends her voice to the characters of the Witch and Mother in the soundtrack of Hänsel& Gretel, on the American tour of the “Théâtre sans fil” (giant puppets).
“A soprano with superior voice and personality who sings
opera, lied and melodies with equal success, blending subtlety and
emotion” *, Chantal Lambert took part in sixteen different opera
productions at Opéra de Montréal, including: La Belle Hélène (title role), La Voix humaine (Elle), La Veuve Joyeuse (Nadia), La Vie parisienne (Métella), Carmen (Mercedes), La Cenerentola (Tisbe), The Consul (Anna Gomez), etc. With the Orchestre Métropolitain, she participated in numerous series of events (La Boutique fantasque, Concerts Gershwin, Hänsel & Gretel, Concerts de la francophonie, Le Jardin féerique and Un Noël magique). She was also a soloist with the Orchestre Baroque de Montréal in Alcina (Oberto) and The Messiah, as well as in sacred music programs with Bernard Lagacé at the organ.
Moreover, Chantal Lambert, an artist with eclectic likings, has also been giving her Classical Cabaret recital on numerous occasions for the past two years, with pianist Martin Dubé (directed by Marie-Lou Dion) and presented from 1998-2003, a special recital entitled Hommage à Jacques Brel, with guitarist singer André Messier. On five occasions, she was a guest singer at the Gala de l’Excellence de La Presse, which was broadcast by national public television.
She was a regular guest at the CBC radio station, and is the co-author of three lexicons (English, Italian and German) for young opera singers.
She has been invited as guest faculty at the Canadian Operatic Arts Academy consecutively for four years. There, she has been giving master classes on career development and interpretation of French repertoire.
*La Presse, May 2001