MAUDE BRUNET

Mezzo-Soprano

BIOGRAPHY

Montreal-based mezzo soprano Maude Brunet is known for her warm, rich tone and expressive musicality. Her sensitive artistry and refined singing have made her a highly sought-after singer, performing with many of Canada’s most prestigious ensembles, including Les Voix Baroques, Ottawa Chamberfest, Orford Festival, Early Music Vancouver and Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal.

 

Concert highlights for Maude Brunet include Bach’s Psalm 61 at Lanaudière Festival with Les Violons du Roy, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and Handel’s Messiah with Laval Symphony Orchestra under Alain Trudel. 2016 marked her debut with Trois-Rivières Symphony Orchestra in Mozart’s Requiem under Jacques Lacombe.

 

A talented singing actress, Maude drew praise as Costanza – “her voice has an alluring black coffee colour” – in Haydn’s L’Isola Disabitata with Ottawa’s Thirteen Strings, and she enchanted the audience as Lazuli in L’Étoile with Société d’Art Lyrique du Royaume.

 

A frequent soloist with Matthias Maute's acclaimed Ensemble Caprice, Maude starred in Juditha Triumphans, which won the 2014 Opus Prize for Concert of the Year – Baroque Music.

 

This season, concert engagements include Choeur St-Laurent (Bach Cantatas), Guelph Chamber Choir (Messiah), Menno Singers (Messiah), and Ensemble Caprice (Bach Cantatas).

 

In 2017, Maude looks forward to her debut with Orchestre symphonique de Québec in Mozart’s Requiem under the baton of Enrique Mazzola.

 

As Costanza in Haydn’s L’Isola Disabitata with Thirteen Strings, Ottawa  –

“Mezzo Maude Brunet was the glum older sister Costanza. Her voice has an alluring black-coffee colour….”

Natasha Gauthier, Ottawa Citizen

 

Mozart Requiem, Orford Festival –

"Maude Brunet, mezzo soprano, was particularly successful. Her smooth voice possessed a beautiful resonance in both the high and low registers."

Justin Bernard, L’Opera Revue quebecoise d’art lyrique

SELECTED ROLES

Dorabella  | Cosi fan Tutte

Cherubino  | Le Nozze di Figaro

Sesto  | Giulio Cesare

SELECTED REPERTOIRE

Bach | St. Matthew Passion

Pergolesi | Stabat Mater

Mozart | Requiem

Maude Brunet, Soprano

RESUME

Opera

2016

Costanza

2015

Lazuli

2014

Juditha

2012

Cherubino

Sesto

2011

Rose-Marie

2010

Sesto

Venere

2009

Zelatrice

Dido

Annio

2008

Dorabella

2007

Arnalta

 

Haydn

 

Chabrier

 

Vivaldi

 

Mozart

Handel

 

Friml

 

Handel

Monteverdi

 

Puccini

Purcell

Mozart

 

Mozart

 

Monteverdi

 

Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra

 

Société d'Art Lyrique du Royaume

 

Ensemble Caprice

 

CoOpéra (Opéra de Montréal)

Thirteen Strings

 

Wish Opera

 

Aradia Ensemble

Seattle Academy of Opera

 

Opera Nuova

Le Nouvel Opéra

Opera Nuova

 

University of Montreal

 

University of Montreal

Oratorio & Concert

2017

Requiem

2016

Cantata Series

Handel

Cantatas BWV 22, 97 & 150

Requiem

Easter Oratorio

2015

Messiah

Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden

Frauenliebe und -leben

Lamento d'Arianna

Jephte

Cantatas BWV 106 & 198

2014

Magnificat

Cantatas 62, 94 & 133

Cantatas BWV 48, 49 & 188

O si quis daret concentum

Requiem

Missa Brevis

Opferlied

Mass in G Minor

Requiem

Stabat Mater

2013

Messiah

Cantata BWV 170

Cantatas BWV 4, 42, 134 & 158

Cantatas BWV 147

Lagrime

Magnificat

2012

Christmas Oratorio

Magnificat & Gloria

Der Tag des Gerichts

St. Matthew Passion

Magnificat

2011

St. Matthew Passion

Magnificat, Beatus Vir & Gloria

Easter Oratorio

Petite Messe Solennelle

Cantatas 161 & 200

2010

Magnificat

Cantatas 5, 48, 106 & 182

2009

Miserere

Stabat Mater

Messiah

Christmas Midnight Mass

2008

Cantatas 70, 162 & 180

Aci, Galatea e Polifemo

Kantate Wachet! Betet!*

2007

Magnificat

Welcome to All the Pleasures

 

Mozart

 

Bach

Handel

Bach

Mozart

Bach

 

Handel

Bach

Schumann

Monteverdi

Carissimi

Bach

 

Bach

Bach

Bach

Rossi

Mozart

Mozart

Beethoven

V. Williams

Howells

Pergolesi

 

Handel

Bach

Bach

Bach

Lassus

Bach & Zelenka

 

Bach

Vivaldi

Telemann

Bach

Bach

 

Bach

Vivaldi

Bach

Rossini

Bach

 

Bach

Bach

 

Allegri

Pergolesi

Handel

Charpentier

 

Bach

Handel

M. Maute

 

Bach

Purcell

 

Orchestre symphonique de Quebe

 

Choeur St-Laurent

Guelph Chamber Choir

Studio de Musique Ancienne Montréal

Trois-Rivières Symphony Orchestra

Ensemble Caprice

 

Studio de Musique Ancienne Montréal

Les Violons du Roy

Festivoix Summer Festival

Clavecin en concert

Clavecin en concert

Ensemble Caprice

 

Société Philharmonique de Montréal

Clavecin en concert

Canadian international organ competition

Les Voix Baroques

Festival d'Arts Orford

Harmonie des Saisons

Harmonie des Saisons

Musica Orbium

Musica Orbium

Montreal Symphony Orchestra

 

Laval Symphony Orchestra

Clavecin en concert

Thirteen Strings

Vocalys, Trois Rivieres, Quebec

SMAM - Carnegie Hall

Choeur de la Montagne

 

Cantabile Singers

Ensemble Caprice Tour

Festival Montréal Baroque

Bishop's Choir

Ensemble Caprice

 

King’s College Chapel Choir

Vox Luminis

Ensemble Da Capo

F.A.C.E. Symphony Orchestra

Ensemble Da Capo

 

Chœur de l’Art Neuf

Ensemble Da Capo

 

U of M Baroque Orchestra

Festival Spirituart

Chœur de l’Art Neuf

Chœur de l’Art Neuf

 

Ensemble Da Capo

U of M Baroque Orchestra

Ensemble Da Capo

 

University of Montreal’s Orchestra

U of M Baroque Orchestra

* Premiere

Accomplishments

EDUCATION

2010 | Master of Music – Voice Performance, under the direction of Catherine Sévigny (University of Montreal)

2008 | Bachelor of Music – Voice Performance, under the direction of Catherine Sévigny (University of Montreal)

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS

2010 | Seattle Academy of Opera

2010 | Centre for Opera Studies in Italy, Sulmona

2009 | Opera Nuova, Edmonton

2009 | Le Nouvel Opéra, Montrea

2008-09 | Festivalensemble Stuttgart, Germany

2006-12 | Orford Arts Center

 

MASTERCLASSES

2012 | Suzie Leblanc and Alexander Weimann (Orford Arts Center)

2010 | Stephen Stubbs and Nancy Zylstra (Seattle Academy of Opera)

2009 | Judith Forst and Michael McMahon (Opera Nuova)

2006 | Mary Schiller (University of Montreal)

 

VOICE TEACHERS & COACHES

Lyne Fortin, Alexander Weimann, Suzie Leblanc (private coachings); Luc Beauséjour, Margaret Little, Robin Wheeler, Francis Perron (University of Montreal); Gerald Martin Moore, Rosemarie Landry, Noelle Barker, Audrey Hyland (Orford Arts Center); Judith Forst, Joanne Kolomyjec, John Fanning, Michael McMahon, Laura Loewen, Nico Castel (Opera Nuova); Wendy Nielsen, Darryl Edwards, Patrick Raftery, Rachel Andrist, Kathryn Tremills (COSI).

 

COMPETITIONS

2010 | Finalist: William Byrd International Young Artist Competition

2009 | Scholarship from Le Nouvel Opéra

2008 | Scholarship from the George-Cédric Ferguson foundation

2007 | Finalist for the Jeunesses Musicales du Canada’s scholarship competition

 

LANGUAGES

Spoken | Fluent in French and English; Italian (advanced level); German (intermediate level)

Sung | Italian, German, English, French, Latin, Spanish

 

L’Isola Disabitata

 

L'Étoile

 

Juditha Triumphans

 

Le Nozze di Figaro

Giulio Cesare

 

Rose-Marie

 

Giulio Cesare

Ballo delle Ingrate

 

Suor Angelica

Dido and Aeneas

La Clemenza di Tito

 

Così fan tutte

 

L’Incoronatione di Poppea

VIDEO

Monteverdi

Addio Roma

The Coronation of Poppea

Bach

Et misericordia Esurientes

Magnificat

Bach

Der Glocken bebendes Getön

Trauerode I

PRESS KIT

HeADSHOTS

DOCUMENTS

Updated Aug 2016

 

 

AUDIO

Handel

Hence, Iris Hence Away Semele


Bach
Schliesse, mein Herze Weihnachts-Oratorium


Vivaldi

Agitata infido flatu

Juditha Triumphans


Vivaldi
Domine Deus, Agnus Dei

Gloria


Bach

Et misericordia

Magnificat


Bach

Esurientes implevit bonis Magnificat

ARTIST CONNECTIONS

REVIEWS

In Bach’s Psalm 51 with Les Violons du Roy –

"What happened next in Pergolesi’s adaption of Bach’s Psalm 51 was nothing short of a miracle. Mezzo soprano Michèle Losier, after singing all the rehearsals, awoke on the morning of the concert unable to make a sound. Maude Brunet stepped in to replace her with no apparent problems at all, even in the work’s many duets with her colleague Mireille Asselin. Rather, it was Ms. Asselin who seemed somewhat tentative at the start of the performance. Everything, including the singers, quickly settled in, especially as the two voices blended so well."

Christophe Huss,  Le Devoir

 

 

Mozart Requiem, Orford Festival –

"Maude Brunet, mezzo soprano, was particularly successful. Her smooth voice possessed a beautiful resonance in both the high and low registers."

Justin Bernard, L’Opera Revue quebecoise d’art lyrique

 

 

In Handel’s Giulio Cesare with Thirteen Strings –

"Maude Brunet, as Cornelia's vengeance-driven son Sesto, virtually set the stage afire with well-sung fury"

Richard Todd, Ottawa Citizen

 

 

As Juditha in Juditha Triumphans, Ensemble Caprice –

"Maude Brunet’s warm and attractive mezzo admirably rendered the lyrical aspects of Juditha’s character"

Richard Turp, Bachtrack.com

 

As Lazuli in L'Étoile with Société d'Art Lyrique du Royaume –

"Maude Brunet (Lazuli) a composé un rôle travesti très crédible."

Revue L'Opéra, 2015

 

"De son côté, la mezzo Maude Brunet rend bien la verve de Lazuli."

La Presse, 2015

 

Alto Soloist for Bach’s Cantatas with Thirteen Strings –

"Mezzo Maude Brunet’s rendition of the first aria, Wo zwei und drei, got things off to a good start... The soprano-alto duet Den Tod niemand was especially beautiful ."

The Ottawa Citizen, 2013

 

Alto Soloist for Telemann’s Der Tag des Gerichts with Montreal Baroque Festival –

“Maude Brunet sang her solos warmly.”

The Gazette, 2012

 

As Rose Marie with Wish Opera –

“Mezzo-soprano Maude Brunet was charming and effervescent in the title role with a voice that was at once rich and bright.  One might have thought that the once-popular ‘Indian Love Call’ was too hackneyed now to be effective, yet when sung with such youthful ardour by Brunet and Delaney its attractions shone like new.”

The Whole Note Magazine, 2011

 

“Beautiful singing by lead Maude Brunet as Rose Marie.”

The Intelligencer, 2011