BIOGRAPHY

Hailing from Boucherville, QC, Sarah Bissonnette performed the Exorcist in the world premiere of Ghost Opera (Krausas), Giovanna in Rigoletto at Calgary Opera and Isabella (L'Italiana in Algeri) at the Rossini Opera Festival in Lunenburg, NS. A versatile performer, she previously sang the title role in Ariodante, Romeo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Mercédes (Carmen), Giunone (La Calisto), and as a soloist in works by Händel, Bach, Buxtehude, and Debussy. After claiming both the First Prize and the Audience Choice Award at Vancouver Opera’s VOX competition, Sarah appeared in the CBC article “30 hot Canadian Classical Musicians under 30, 2019 edition.”  She sang with the COC Orchestra under Johannes Debus in the Centre Stage Competition 2019. Locally, she was heard at the Gala lyrique de Laval 2018 as a recipient of the Opéra Bouffe du Québec’s First Prize, and at the Opéra de Montréal’s Gala 2017. Sarah is an alumna of Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artist program, McGill’s Schulich School of Music and of the University of Toronto. Sarah was awarded a 2019 Professional Development Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. She is excited to get back on the stage this November to perform Hannah After under Geneviève Leclair in the Quebec Premiere of As One (Kaminsky) produced by the Montreal Classical Orchestra.

Tam Lan Truong Photography

SARAH BISSONNETTE

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