Chantal Parent ~ Soprano

20h00 ~ OSMM/MWSO - Grand Loft – 141 Ann ~ De Bach à Broadway & all that Jazz ~ Orchestre Symphonique des Musiciens du Monde/Musicians of the World Symphony Orchestra avec/with soloiste Chantal Parent (soprano).

Chantal Parent, soprano est reconnue pour la précision, la beauté de sa voix, un savoir-faire musical et un talent dramatique. Phénomène rarissime lui prêtant une harmonie et une aisance remarquable dans l’interprétation de divers styles musicaux incluant l’opéra, l’oratorio, l’opérette, le théâtre musical, la chanson française, la musique populaire et du monde, le répertoire baroque et du 21e siècle.

Elle a interprété sur scène près  d’une trentaine de rôles ici et à l’étranger.  Remarquée pour ses  agilités vocales, ses qualités de musicienne et sa belle personnalité, Chantal Parent est en régulièrement en demande pour des événements spéciaux et de levées de fonds pour des causes caritatives comme par exemple, pour Le Club des petits déjeuners du Québec, le concert bénéfice Espoir Haïti, l’Institut de recherche sur le cancer de l’Université McGill.

Chantal Parent, chante régulièrement à titre de soliste avec l’Orchestre Symphonique des musiciens du Monde, sous la direction de Joseph Milo.  C’est avec beaucoup d’enthousiasme qu’elle participe à sa première Nuit blanche à Montréal dans un programme intitulé From Bach to Broadway.

CHANTAL PARENT

Soprano

Soprano Chantal Parent is recognized  for her unique vocal beauty, savvy musicianship and dramatic skill, which she lends to a wide variety of musical styles including opera,oratorio, operetta and musical theatre, in repertoire ranging from the Baroque through to the 21st Century.

As an ambassador of Canadian music, she performed Jacques Hétu’s song cycle Les Clartés de la Nuit with the Musicians of the World Symphony Orchestra (MWSO) in Montreal and at the American Church in Paris with the renowned pianist Claudie Martinet.

Chantal Parent holds a masters degree from the University of Montreal and a Graduate Diploma in Management of Cultural organizations (G.D.M.C.O.) from Hec Montréal.

She attended the Banff Center, the Lake Placid Institute in New York and the Vocal Institute at the University of California in Santa Barbara.  She is a recipient of the Marguerite McCammon Award from the Opera Guild of Fort Worth/Texas as recognition of vocal excellence and exceptional talent.

Her operatic roles include Mireille in Mireille by Gounod; Antonia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann by Offenbach; Blanche de la Force in Dialogues des Carmélites by Poulenc; The Nightingale in The Nightingale by Stravinsky; Rosalinda in Die Fliedermaus by Strauss; Monica in The Medium by Menotti; Norina in Don Pasquale by Donizetti; Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni and the Contessa Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart.

She was Micaëla and Frasquita in Carmen by Bizet in Plovdiv’s National Opera House and at the Vratza Music Festival.  Ms. Parent has also performed the role of Pamina in Die Zauberflöte by Mozart at the Bourgas National Opera.  On the operetta stage, Ms. Parent has performed Offenbach’s Hélène in La belle Hélène, Guadalena in La Périchole and more recently Pomme d’api in Pomme d’api.  She was Lady Mary in Monsieur Beaucaire by Messager and Annina in Une Nuit à Venise by J.Strauss.

Other symphonic concert performances include Lia in L’Enfant Prodigue by Debussy at Place des Arts in Montreal; the Lord Nelson Mass at the  Lanaudière Festival and the Te Deum by Kodály in Montreal’s Basilica with   Miklós Takács. Other season highlights include Faure’s Requiem, the Dixit Dominus by Vivaldi; the Dixit Dominus by Haendel; the Magnificat by Berio; the Te Deum by Dvořák and Pyrame and Thisbé by Monteclair.

Praised for the remarkable agility, precision and warmth of her voice and for her outstanding musicianship, Chantal Parent is also in constant demand as a concert artist, both for special events like the Expo 67 anniversary at Parc Jean Drapeau where she performed excerpts for the popular rock opera Starmania with the Musicians of the World Symphony Orchestra (MWSO), the world premiere of the opera Alexander the Great by the Greek composer Panayoti Karousos at the Basilica in Montreal, the Fundraiser event of Le Club des petits déjeuners du Québec who took place at  Complexe Desjardins, the benefit concert Espoir Haïti, and the Cancer Research Center at McGill Univesity,

Chantal Parent acting skills were evidence in her interpretation of her role of Pomme d’api in Pomme d’api by Jacques Offenbach presented during the Week-ends de la chanson Quebecor in Montreal’s Place des arts

She also performed in the two productions entitled Chante Diva chante and Musique et Passion presented at Montreal’s Place des Arts.

Other performances include Haendel’s Gloria, Mozart’s Requiem, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with Pellegrini Opera in Ottawa, concerts as soloist with the Orchestre Tzigane de Montréal and many others venues.

Chantal Parent is also violinist.  She was trained by great musicians (Mauricio Fuks and Calvin Sieb, former concert masters of the Montreal’s Symphonic Orchestra. She plays for different musical ensembles.   Mme Parent continues her training in dance (ballet, argentine tango, social dances, salsa, tap and flamenco).

Last summer she was part of series of shows in collaboration with the Académie de danse Martine Laferrière, former dancer of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and other concerts series throughout the province of Quebec.

Recently, Chantal Parent, gave her classical voice to the world wide distributed documentary movie entitled Du Big Bang au Vivant staring both famous astro-physicians: Hubert Reeves and  Jean-Pierre Luminet.

Her performances this fall includes a concert for the Day of the Culture in Montreal, a Fundraiser event for victims of sida at Leonardo Da Vinci Center, a symphonic performance for Chamber of Commerce of Saint-Sauveur, the guest soloist for the Montreal Multicultural association, The Messiah‘s by Haendel with the MWSO, solo recitals for different venues in the province of Quebec.

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