Maire Jose Lord

Marie-Josée Lord is a Haitian-born Canadian soprano. She was adopted from Haiti at the age of six and grew up in Lévis. She made her professional debut as Liù in Turandot in 2003 at the Opéra de Québec. She was particularly noted for her Suor Angelica in 2006. Her debut album of arias was released in 2011, becoming one of the Canadian label Atma’s best-selling recordings. In 2005, soprano Marie-Josée Lord was the recipient of the Prix d’Excellence de la Culture, awarded by the Fondation de l’Opéra de Québec, and was selected to represent Canada at the Cardiff Singer of World competition. She won the Public Prize at the Canadian Lyric Fund Competition, and received the Raoul- Jobin Prize in 1998. Her first solo CD, which was recorded with the Orchestre Métropolitain under the baton of Giuseppe Pietraroia, won Marie-Josée Lord a Félix in the category Album of the year — classical vocal in 2011 and got a JUNO nomination. Released on the ATMA Classique label in November 2010, it has been a great success, with over 30,000 copies sold to date.

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