Holder of a master’s degree in choral conducting from Université de Sherbrooke and graduate of McGill University, Myriam Leblanc gained immediate attention and awards, including First Prize and the People’s Choice Award at the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières Competition, Jeune Ambassadrice Lyrique (Prix Québec-Bavière), Audience Choice Award at the Canadian Opera Company’s Centre Stage Competition, Third Prize at the Ottawa Choral Society New Discoveries contest, recipient of an annual scholarship of excellence from the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal, and First Prize in the Mathieu- Duguay Early Music Competition at the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival.
A versatile artist, Myriam Leblanc works in the classical sphere as well as in bel canto and Baroque repertoire. She is recognized for her warm, flexible voice and pure timbre. “A voice of rare beauty,” according to La Presse critic Caroline Rodgers. She demonstrates both great technical mastery and exquisite musical expression.
Recent performances as a soloist include Milica in Sokolović’s Svadba with Opéra de Montréal, Micaela in Bizet’s Carmen with Opéra de Québec, the title role of Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto with Opéra de Montréal, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2, “Lobgesang” with the Orchestre Métropolitain, and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with Les Violons du Roy.