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Canadian soprano Hélène Brunet is hailed by the critics as "a singer of tremendous quality" with "a voice of perfect beauty" and "sincere expression". Recognized for her interpretations of the works of Bach, Handel and Mozart, her repertoire extends from Baroque to the music of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Prestigious distinctions include the Johannes Somary Award at the Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition at Carnegie Hall inNew York, an Opus Prize for the baroque Concert of The Year with ensemble Caprice and her performance as Abra in Vivaldi's Juditha Triumphans, and a Juno Award for the Classical Vocal Album of the Year (2016) with the album Las Ciudades de Oro where she is featured with long-time collaborator ensemble l'Harmonie des Saisons under label ATMA Classique. Hélène's latest recording project under ATMA, an album of Bach Cantatas, was released in June 2018.

Posted: Oct-10-2018
Latest Recording

Bach : Cantates pour Luther (Cantatas for Luther) the eighth release in ATMA’s project to record the sacred cantatas of J.S. Bach with Montréal Baroque Ensemble under the direction of Eric Milnes. This cycle is performed in keeping with the latest scholarship on Bach’s own performances, with the chorus sections sung one voice per part by the four soloists: Hélène Brunet, soprano; Michael Taylor, counter-tenor; Philippe Gagné, tenor and Jesse Blumberg, baritone.

 

Posted: Jun-22-2018
Latest Acclaim

"This was one of the best performances of the entire festival - Brunet splendid in her clear, compact tone, effortless technique, and beguiling grace in overall presentation. This is music she understands well, and she has the flexibility of voice, breath control, and flair to make Bach's sometimes difficult writing sound perfectly natural. It was an impressive debut."

— Calgary Herald
Posted: May-28-2018