France Bellemare

Soprano, Canada

This young Canadian soprano won the 3rd prize at the Montreal International Competition in June 2015. Born in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean she studied at the Quebec Music School then in Laval University before entering Opera de Montréal Ensemble between 2011 et 2014 . In 2013 she sang Mimi of La Bohème with Jeunesses musicale du Canada . She then sang Rose (Lakmé), Anna (Nabucco), Madeleine (Silent Night) with Opéra de Montréal and Gertrud (Hänsel und Gretel) with Opera de montreal Ensemble. She was La femme (La voix humaine) with McGill Chamber Orchestra, soloist for 9th Beethoven (Orchestre de Drummondville), the First Dam of Magic Flute with Opéra de Québec, Die Vertraute in Elektra (Opéra de Montréal) and a Mozart concert with McGill Chamber Orchestra; In the past few months she sings in the World Premiere of “Another brick in the wall” and the role of Mimi/la Bohème with Montreal Opera.

In the fall 2017, Ms Bellemare makes her debut with the Metropolitan Opera of  New-York in the roles of Musetta (cover)/La Bohème and Crobyle/Thais ; she also sings Mimi from La Bohème in Hong-Kong.

Former member of the Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal.