Charlotte Gagnon






Where words leave off, music begins.
— Heinrich Heine


            Praised for her amber-colored tone and warm vocal agility, as well as her engaging and charming stage presence, Charlotte has a passion for words, theatre and for the exceptional dramatic freedom that the lyric repertoire offers, from the Baroque era to the contemporary creations.

Her incredible rigour and musical integrity have enabled her to perform for various internationally renowned ensembles and companies, such as Ensemble Caprice, Tafelmusik, Tapestry Opera, Jeunesses Musicales Canada, the Orchestre de chambre de McGill, Clavecin en concert, The Choir of the Church of St-Andrew and St-Paul, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, and the Société de Musique Contemporaine du Québec. She has obtained the financial support of the George-Cédric-Ferguson Foundation and Les amis de l’art, as well as being awarded the first prize at the Newmarket Voice Festival Senior Scholarship Competition in 2012.She has also reached the semi-finals of the resident artist competition at the Opéra National de Paris in 2017.

            A true believer in accessible culture for everyone and in the development of cultural mediation initiatives, Charlotte has created Opéra 101 with pianist Laurence Lambert-Chan in 2015, a burlesque operatic concert where classical music meets clowning art.  The concert is broadcasted by SAMS and Espace La Risée in Montreal, and will be on the road across Quebec in 2019.

            The upcoming season marks Charlotte’s debut at the Festival d’Opéra de Québec as Oreste in La belle Hélène produced by Jeunesses Musicales Canada, which will be presented again during two national tours in October 2018 and April 2019 for a total of 25 representations.  She is also currently performing Hansel in the Canadian tour of Opéra-bonbon; an adaptation of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel by Jeunesses Musicales Canada, which was presented at the 2019 OSM’s Virée classique.  Finally, she will be creating the role of the archeologist in Hypothèse Caïn by Michel Gonneville, presented by the Société de Musique Contemporaine du Québec in 2019.