A sought-after performer from the Canadian opera scene known for his bright and warm tone, his remarkable musicality and his charisma on stage, French- Canadian lirico-spinto tenor Steeve Michaud is going to develop his career internationally having already performed in Canada, United States, France, Austria, Italy and China.
Since his operatic debut in La Traviata with l’Opéra de Montréal, Steeve has added many roles to his repertoire for which he received critical acclaims such as: Hoffman, Don José, Werther, Romeo, Rodolfo, Il Duca, MacDuff, Pinkerton, Caravadossi and Calaf.
Praised as a “...very beautiful lirico-spinto voice, warm, flexible, with vibrant high notes” and as “ a voice as impressive as his acting skills, expressive, powerful, true and nuanced” by L’Opéra Review; Upcoming performances includes Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Kodaly’s Te Deum with the Montreal Philharmonic Society, concerts with Pratt & Whitney Choir, Steeve’s début in the title rôle of Samson & Dalila for Opéra de Rimouski, Opera Gala concert in Festival d’Opéra de Québec and his wagnerian repertoire début Fall 2018. Furthermore, his first album named Portrait will be launch in April 2018.
Over the last years, Steeve has worked with many opera houses and symphonic orchestras in Canada and United States, including l’Opéra de Québec, Opéra de Montréal, Calgary Opera, Hamilton Opera, Opera Ontario, Ottawa Pellegrini Opera, Altamura Opera Festival (US), Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Orchestre Métropolitain, Montréal Philharmonic Society, Gatineau Symphony, New World Philharmonic Society, Sinfonia of Lanaudière.
Steeve also interprets, as soloist, some Masterpieces including Händel's Messiah, Mozart's and Verdi's Requiem, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Missa solemnis, Christus am Ölberge Oratorio, Puccini's Messa di Gloria, Dubois's oratorio Le Paradis perdu as well as the Seven Words of Christ and Viardot’s Cinderella just to name a few.
Earlier this season, Steeve was singing the Duke of Mantova in Verdi’s Rigoletto at Opera de Québec, Caravadossi in Puccini’s Tosca for Ottawa’s Pellegrini Opera, Roxanne’s Requiem by modern composer Michel Massé, a series of "Italy’s Memories" recitals, Beethoven's Mass in C major, Mozart's Requiem, an opera concert gala for Opéra de Rimouski and a Bel Canto recital in Teatro La Fenice in Osimo, Italy.
Steeve had the privilege to work with renowned opera stars as Yannick-Nézet Séguin, Charles Dutoit, Anton Coppola, Ben Heppner, Richard Margison, Thomas Muraco, Joan Dorneman, Gildo DiNunzio, William Hicks, Denise Massé and Pierre Vallet. He received support from Culture Outaouais Council 2017, his a 2015 awardee of Les Jeunesses Musicales du Canada Foundation and other honorable recognitions, grants and awards from recognized organizations such as the Caruso International Voice Competition and the Puccini International Voice Competition.
A former member of Montreal Opera YAP, L’Atelier Lyrique, participant of the International Vocal Arts Institute (IVAI), LaRoche d’Hys Academy, Nice International Summer Academy, Steeve holds a Master Degree in Vocal Performance from Université de Montréal. He currently maintains his instrument with Raphaël Sikorski in Paris and David L. Jones in New York, and with rewknown coaches Michael McMahon at McGill University, Gildo DiNunzio and Denise Massé from the Metropolitan Opera and the Julliard School of Music as well as Thomas Muraco from Manhattan School of Music, Esther Gonthier from Opera de Monrtéal, Emmanuel Olivier from TCE Paris and Élizabeth Cooper in Paris as well.
Former member of the Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal.