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Jonathan Gagné is a young lyrical tenor with promising talent. In 2018, he completed the undergraduate program in Classical Singing at Laval University (B. Mus.) and has now started a Master’s degree at McGill’s Schulich School of Music in John Mac Master’s studio. A finalist at the CANIMEX Canadian Music Competition and recipient of a second prize at the ‘Relève musicale de Québec’ competition, Jonathan gave last year a brilliant performance with his interpretation of King Ouf in the comic opera L’Étoile by Chabrier (an event held for the 125th anniversary of the Château Frontenac).

With an undeniable vocal and scenic presence […] up to par for this more-than-colorful character. (Source: Le Fil)

He has also been heard as a soloist at the Opéra de Québec in the role of André Nault (in the Louis Riel opera produced as part of the Canada 150 celebration) and as Borsa in Verdi’s Rigoletto. Most recently, he played the Philistine messenger in Samson et Dalila at the Opéra de Rimouski and sang as a soloist in both Bach’s Magnificat and first “Christmas Cantata”. This season, Jonathan will be singing “The First Priest” and “The First Armoured Man” in Die Zauberflöte and the title role in La liberazione di Ruggiero at Opera McGill.

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