On her new album Femmes, Marie-Josée Lord incarnate with passion the opéra heroins of Verdi, Puccini and Massenet. The sparkling Canadian soprano gives life to some of the most beautiful women characters in the opera, like Violetta (La Traviatta), Aïda (Aïda), CIO-CIO-San (Madama Butterfly), ou encore Thaïs (Thaïs) and Salome (Herodiade). Marie-Josée Lord is accompanied by the Symphonic Orcherstra of Laval Under the direction of Alain Trudel.
For her first Christmas Album, Amazing grace, Marie-Josée Lord takes the road of spirituality. Animated by her love to Gospel and of traditional songs of Nativity, the soprano is surrounded by the Vocal Ensemble Épiphanie to integrate some well known Spirituals like Amazing Grace and Couldn’t hear nobody pray. Accompanied on the organ by Jean-Willy Kunz, by Saint-Jean Baptiste Church of Montreal and the violinist Antoine Bareil, Marie-Josée Lord sings also classical Christmas songs like Ave Maria of Bach-Gounod and Minuit, Crhétiens ! of Adolphe Adam.
YO SOY MARIA
For her new opus, Marie-Josée Lord proposes Yo soy Maria, an exceptional musical journey that goes from the sidewalks of Buenos Aires (Astor Piazzola), goes trough the gardens of Aranjuez in Spain (Joaquin Rodrigo) and on the Avenues of Portugal.
Supported by a ten musician ensemble, Marie-Josée sings some of the most beautiful melodies of the latin repertoire: Bésame mucho, Granada et La flor de canela. She also gets into more lyric pieces as Kyrie de la Misa criolla of Ariel Ramirez and Bachianas Brasileras no 5 de Villa-Lobos on the original arrangements by Simon Leclerc who also assumed the musical direction of this album.
On her first solo album, the intense and flaming Marie-Josée Lord has chosen her favourite airs of her opera repertoire. Whithin the sélection, Summertime and My man’s gone now (Porgy and Bess) of Gershwin, Si mi chiamano Mimi (La Bohème) of Puccini, La mamma morta (Andrea Chenier) of Giordano, and on wold première on disc Le Monde est stone (Starmania) of Luc Plamondon and Michel Berger on the symphonic arrangement of Simon Leclerc.