JEAN-PHILIPPE LAZURE

Tenor

BIOGRAPHY

Jean-Philippe Lazure is a proud graduate of the Canadian Opera Company’s elite Ensemble Studio. He performed the roles of Le Remendado in their mainstage productions of Carmen, Don Curzio in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Giuseppe in La Traviata.  Jean-Philippe joined the fun as Conte Almaviva in Barbiere di Siviglia, and Don Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro in the Ensemble Studio performances. Jean-Philippe also presented La Bonne Chanson (Fauré) in concert at the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre.

 

Jean-Philippe sang Pelléas in Pelléas et Mélisande, Le Chevalier de la Force in Dialogues des Carmélites and Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi with the Atelier d’Opéra de l’Université de Montréal under the musical direction of Jean-Francois Rivest.

 

Concert highlights include Carmina Burana with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Mozart’s Requiem with the Centre d’Arts Orford, Mozart’s Lo sposo deluso with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and Zelenka’s Missa Dei Filii and Haydn’s Theresienmesse with the Ottawa Choral Society.

 

Jean-Philippe returned to the Canadian Opera Company, the National Arts Centre and l’Opéra de Québec in their acclaimed 2017 co-production of Louis Riel (Somers) and made his debut with the Victoria Philharmonic Choir in Monteverdi's Vespro della beata vergine, conducted by Peter Butterfield.

 

He is looking forward to Messiah with Gatineau Symphony Orchestra later this season as well as St. Matthew Passion with Choeur Classique Montreal, Eternal Light with Ottawa Choral Society, and St. John Passion with Grand Philharmonic Choir in 2018, Mark Vuorinen, Conductor.

 

A native of Kitchener-Waterloo, Jean-Philippe began his formal vocal training at the University of Ottawa under Laurence Ewashko and continued his studies at the Université de Montréal under Catherine Sévigny. He has participated in young artist training programs with the National Arts Centre, Centre d’Arts Orford and Académie Internationale d’été Nice and was an Artist in Residence of the Marlboro Summer Music Festival. Jean-Philippe is the recipient of the Governor General Performing Arts Awards Mentorship Program, paired with Canadian bass Joseph Rouleau.

As Conte Almaviva in Il Barbiere de Siviglia

“Jean-Philippe made his mainstage debut in Act II, and he was a total riot. I loved how he moved as 'Don Alonso', loved the air-piano bit, and I thought he had great comic chops. He has a throatier, darker sound than Haji, which I thought made him a particularly endearing Count.”

Jenna Douglas, Schmopera

SELECTED ROLES

Cartier/Frère André | Louis Riel

Remendado | Carmen

Conte Almaviva | Il Barbiere di Siviglia

SELECTED REPERTOIRE

Orff | Carmina burana

Monteverdi | Vespro della beata vergine

Britten | Saint Nicolas

Jean-Philippe Lazure, Tenor

RESUME

Opera

2017

Cartier/Frère André (Louis Riel)

 

2016

Le Remendado (Carmen)

Don Basilio (Le Nozze di Figaro)*

Don Curzio (Le Nozze di Figaro)

2015

Narrator (Il combatimento)*

Giuseppe (La Traviata)

Conte Almaviva (Barbiere di Siviglia)

2014

Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi)

2013

Pelléas (Pelléas et Mélisande)

Chevalier de la Force (Dialogues des Carmélites)

2012

Pelléas (Pelléas et Mélisande)

2011

Beppe (Pagliacci)

Tamino (Die Zauberflöte)

 

Somers

 

 

Bizet

Mozart

Mozart

 

Monteverdi

Verdi

Rossini

 

Puccini

 

Debussy

Poulenc

 

Debussy

 

Leoncavallo

Mozart

 

Canadian Opera Company / L'Opéra de Québec /

National Arts Centre, Ottawa

 

Canadian Opera Company

Canadian Opera Company Ensemble

Canadian Opera Company

 

Canadian Opera Company

Canadian Opera Company

Canadian Opera Company Ensemble

 

Université de Montréal Atelier d’Opéra

 

Nova Scotia Opera Company

Université de Montréal Atelier d’Opéra

 

Université de Montréal Atelier d’Opéra

 

Opera Lyra Ottawa, Silver Cast

University of Ottawa Opera Production

PRESS KIT

HEADSHOTS

DOCUMENTS

Updated Aug 2017

 

 

AUDIO

Handel

Where'er you walk

Semele

 

Lalo

Vainement ma bien aimée
Le roi d'Ys

 

 

Oratorio & Concert

2018

Saint Matthew Passion

“Eternal Light"

Saint John Passion

2017

Messiah

Vespro della beata vergine

“Cathedral Arts”

“New Discoveries Showcase”

2016

“International Opera Forum”

“Sounds of Christmas”

“Schumann Songs”

La Bonne Chanson

2015

Saint Nicolas

Ludlow and Teme

Recital

2014

Don Asdrubale (Lo sposo deluso)

Requiem

2013

Carmina Burana

Lauda per la nativita

Theresienmesse

2012

Messiah

2011

Missa Dei Filii

Messiah

 

Bach

Fauré & Goodall

Bach

 

Handel

Monteverdi

Various

Various

 

Various

Various

Schumann

Fauré

 

Britten

Gurney

Various

 

Mozart

Mozart

 

Orff

Respighi

Haydn

 

Handel

 

Zelenka

Handel

 

Choeur Classique Montreal

Ottawa Choral Society

Grand Philharmonic Choir

 

Gatineau Symphony Orchestra

Victoria Philharmonic Choir

Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa

Ottawa Choral Society

 

National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet, Minsk

Ewashko Singers Ottawa

National Arts Centre

Canadian Opera Company**

 

Saint James Cathedral, Toronto

Canadian Opera Company**

Société d’Art Vocal de Montreal

 

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Centre d’Arts Orford

 

Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal

Anima Musica

Group of 27 / Larkin Singers

 

Saint Matthews Ottawa

 

Ottawa Choral Society

Saint Matthews Ottawa

* Understudy | ** Noon-hour Recital

Accomplishments

EDUCATION & TRAINING

2017 | Université de Montréal (Mmus.)

2014 – 16 | Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio

2015 | Marlboro Summer Music (Resident Artist – Fellow)

2014 | Richard Tucker Foundation Tenor Intensive Program

2013 – 14 | National Arts Centre YAP

2013 | Université de Montréal (Bmus.)

2012 | Centre d’Arts Orford Summer Institute

2010 – 11 | Académie international d’été Nice

2010 | Elora Festival Singers YAP

2009 – 11 | University of Ottawa

 

AWARDS

2016 | Jeunes Ambassadeur Lyrique

2015 | Choquette-Symcox Award from Jeunesses Musicales Canada

2014 | Mentorship Award Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards – Mentored by Joseph Rouleau

2013 | Ensemble Studio Competition Second place finalist Positively Poulenc Joy in Singing competition Second prize –

             Fondation des Amis de Francis Poulenc Prize

REVIEWS

As Frère André in Louis Riel with Canadian Opera Company –

“Highlights include Riel’s four virtuoso arias compellingly sung by Braun, the Kuyas aria appropriated from BC’s Nisga’a people beautifully sung by Simone Osborne and a Catholic mass strongly led by Jean-Philippe Lazure.”

Christopher Hoile, Now Toronto

 

As Conte Almaviva in Il Barbiere de Siviglia with COC Ensemble –

“Jean-Philippe made his mainstage debut in Act II, and he was a total riot. I loved how he moved as 'Don Alonso', loved the air-piano bit, and I thought he had great comic chops. He has a throatier, darker sound than Haji, which I thought made him a particularly endearing Count.”

Jenna Douglas, Schmopera

 

In Concert with the COC Ensemble –

“Tenor Jean-Philippe Lazure... absolutely a breath of fresh air; his rendition of 'Vainement, ma bien-aimeé' (Le roi d'Ys) was, well, stunning. He sang with an open and honest sound, full of agility and ring and moments of pianissimo singing that nearly tore my heart out (#slain). His presence onstage was as warm as his singing; you really couldn't help but love him.”

Jenna Douglas, Schmopera

 

As Pelléas in Pelléas et Mélisande with Université de Montréal Atelier d’Opéra –

“Jean-Philippe Lazure est la révélation du spectacle : Pelléas jeune et naïf, voix claire et juste, diction parfaite, réel talent scénique”

Claude Gingras, La Presse

 

As Chevalier de la  Force in Dialogue des Carmelites with Université de Montréal Atelier d’Opéra –

“...Jean-Philippe Lazure, le meilleur jeune ténor québécois entendu depuis longtemps”

Christopher Huss, Le Devoir