Catherine St-Arnaud


Catherine St-Arnaud

Appears on: Carmina Burana

Soprano Catherine St-Arnaud is an emerging Canadian artist known for her brilliant timbre and colourful interpretations. The First Prize winner of the Voice category at the Prix d’Europe, Catherine has earned accolades from several national and international competitions, including the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Manulife Competition and the Festival International de Lamèque Competition. Catherine was also named a regional at the prestigious Metropolitan Opera New England National Council Auditions and a Jeune Ambassadeur Lyrique by the Théâtre Lyrichorégra L20, where she was awarded the Québec-Bavières prize.

This past season, Catherine debuted with l’Opéra de Québec in October as Adina in their production of Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’amore, and with GrandsBallets Canadiens their revised Nutcracker production as the soloist for Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5. The soprano from Launaudière also originated the role of Albertine à 30 ans in the workshop of Albertine en cinq temps, anopera featuring the music of Catherine Major and libretto by Michel Tremblay. Along with this premiere work, she performed as Sophie de Palma in MariaCallas Masterclass (Festival d’opéra de Québec) and the Duchess Altisidore in Boismortier’s Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse (Ensemble Caprice).

Season 2022–2023 will also be filled with exciting projects! Catherine St-Arnaud will sing, among other concerts, the soprano solo in Carl Orff’s famous Carmina Burana along with the Oregon Symphony Orchestra in Portland (USA), Albertine à 30 ans in Albertine en cinq temps at the Théâtre du Rideau Vert in Montreal and on a tour in many cities in the province, Haydn’s Creation, and in September, works by Charpentier with Clavecin en concert conducted by Hervé Niquet.