Performer (mezzo-soprano)

Quebec City native Michèle Motard is a performer focussed essentially on contemporary music. Her most recent projects included two acclaimed appearances with the Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal: in Microphone Songs by Michel Gonneville, and in the inaugural complete performance of Pesma by Ana Sokolović. In addition, since 2006, with the ensemble Les Enfants Terribles, she has been part of the inaugural performance of an opera-performance piece by Jimmie LeBlanc, sung pieces by Patrick Saint-Denis, Ezequiel Menelled and Alexis Le May, taken part in readings of several pieces by young composers, and performed Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire with great theatrical and vocal facility. Next June, at the Center for Contemporary Opera in New York, she will sing in L’Enfant des Glaces, a multimedia performance created in 2000, conceived and directed by Pauline Vaillancourt and set to music by Zack Settel. In the fall, working with Chants Libres, she will take part in the premiere performance of an opera by Gilles Tremblay. In 2010 she will accompany the Théâtre du Trident to Moscow for the restaging of Chekov’s Three Sisters, directed by Wajdi Mouawad.