As one of Canada’s foremost sopranos, Lyne Fortin leads an exceptional career. She has appeared with the Opéra de Montréal in the title roles of Agrippina, Thais, La Traviata and Romeo et Juliette, Elvira in Don Giovanni, Mimi in La Boheme, Antonia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Leila in Les Pecheurs des Perles, Countess in Le nozze di Figaro, Olga in Fedora, Gilda in Rigoletto and Micaela in Carmen.
She also was a guest at the Vancouver Opera as Mimi, Leila and Micaela, Opera Saskatchewan, Calgary Opera and Edmonton Opera as Violetta in La Traviata, Opéra de Québec as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, Gilda in Rigoletto, Mimi, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow, and Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly, and Opera Hamilton as Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Violetta, Leila and La Voix Humaine, and at Edmonton Opera as Violetta and all three heroines in Les Contes d’Hoffmann. She has also starred in the musical Starmania as Stella Starlight.
In Europe, she has appeared with the Vlaamse Opera as Madame de Tourvel in the world premiere of a new opera based on Dangerous Liaisons and as Madame Lidoine in Dialogues of the Carmelites. In the United States, she sang with the Baltimore Opera as Leila, Seattle Opera and Connecticut Opera as Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore, Kentucky Opera as Thais, Opera Pacific as Juliette, Arizona Opera as the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, Michigan Opera Theater as Fiordiligi and Antonia.
A notable concert artist, Ms. Fortin has been a featured soloist with the orchestras of Montreal, Quebec, Calgary, Edmonton, Kitchener-Waterloo, CBC Vancouver Symphony, Orchestre Métropolitain, Fort Myers, and Pacific Symphony. In Europe, she has appeared at the Prague Spring Festival and on tour with Violons du Roy.
On radio and television, she appeared in the Canadian premiere of McCartney’s Liverpool Oratorio on CBC Television and has recorded Great Romantic Duets of French Opera with tenor Richard Margison. She also can be heard on a Christmas recording with the Orchestre symphonique de Québec for which she received a “Felix” at the ADISQ Gala and a recording of Mozart arias for Analekta.