“Caroline Gélinas is a rising star in Canadian opera venues”

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“Premier triomphe d’une nouvelle diseuse et mélodiste, la Québécoise Caroline Gélinas”

Alban Deags, Classiquenews

“Gélinas demonstrates an enormous dramatic range whilst maintaining exquisite vocal tone.”

Diane Wells, The Whole Note


Named “Révélation Radio-Canada” in the classical category 2017-2018 ", Caroline Gélinas presents Confidences, her first solo recital on the ATMA Classique label. Olivier Godin accompanies Gélinas in a program of French melodies by Ravel (Shéhérazade), Claude Debussy, (Trois Chansons de Bilitis ), Robert Schumann (Gedichte der Königin Maria Stuart, op. 135) and The Confessions Stone, a song cycle by Canadian composer Robert Fleming.



Named “Classic Radio-Canada Revelation” in 2017-2018, Caroline Gélinas is acclaimed for her deep musicality and the accuracy of her stage presence. She studied at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal before joining the Atelier Lyrique of the Opéra de Montréal.. Caroline is a native of the vast Abitibi-Témiscamingue region in Northern Québec. Surrounded by nature, this is where she discovered her passion for music at a very young age.

Recently, she was making her debut at the Daegu Opera, in South Korea, as Lola, Rustic Cavalry. On stage, she played the title role in Carmen (Atelier Lyrique of the Opéra de Montréal – Longueuil Symphony Orchestra) ; Nada in Svadba by Canadian composer of Serbian origin Ana Sokolović, The drag carrier in Elektra, and Sister Jeanne in the Dialogue des Carmélites (Montreal Opera) ; She held the role of Mercedes in Carmen and Flora de La Traviata (Opéra de Québec) ; as well as that of Siebel in Faust, and Nicklausse in The Tales of Hoffmann (Lyric Art Society of the Kingdom, Chicoutimi Canada). Dorabella, from the opera Così fan tutte, is also a role that she has played on more than one occasion (Highlands Opera Studio et Centre for Opera Studies in Italy) ; Always at the same Center in Italy, she embodied Ottone in The Coronation of Poppea. Among his other roles we find The Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors (Atelier Lyrique of the Opéra de Montréal) ; Stephano in Romeo and Juliet and Musette in La Bohème by Leoncavallo (Canadian Vocal Art Institute and International Vocal Art Institute of New York) ; the title role in Dido and Aeneas as well as Miss Todd from the opera The Old Maid and the Thief (Montreal Conservatory of Music.)

As a soloist, she was notably invited to sing in Berlioz’s Les Nuits d’été with the Orchester Symphonique de Montréal ; Mozart's Mass in C Minor with the Montreal Philharmonic Society Orchestra ; Rachmaninov's Vespers with the Orchester Métropolitain choir; Mass in Buenos Aires (Misatango) by Martin Palmieri with the Choir of the Musée d’arts de Joliette and the classical choir of Vaudreuil-Soulanges, the Messiah by Haende and the Magnificat by Imant Raminsh with the Choral Society of St-Lambert.

In 2018, she recorded her very first album Confidences (ATMA Classique) alongside pianist Olivier Godin. From, she has been invited to perform in recital on numerous occasions. His Romanze program, which she performs with pianist Martin Dubé, has also been nominated for the Prix Opus in the category “Concert of the year – Quebec”.

In 2019, the mezzo-soprano won 1st prize at the International Competition for French Melodies at the Festival Classica (Canada). She also won the Center Français de Promotion Lyrique scholarship and the Jeune Talent Lyrique Québécois – LOJIQ scholarship at the Gala des Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques in Montreal.. In 2022-2023, elle est invitée à chanter lors de différents concerts au Staatstheater de Nürnberg et Meiningen en Allemagne, à l’Opéra Angers-Nantes en France et s’est méritée le Opera de San Miguel Prize for an Outstanding Artistic Potential à l’Opéra de San Miguel au Mexique.

In 2023-2024, effectuera une tournée avec l’Orchestre Symphonique de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue pour la création du Cycle Les chants de mes déparlures ; elle chantera dans Pulcinella (Ballet) de Stravinsky avec l’Orchestre Symphonique de Laval, ainsi que dans la 9e Symphonie de Beethoven avec l’Orchestre Symphonique de la Côte-Nord.

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