Carole-Anne Roussel, soprano
Born in Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, French-Canadian soprano Carole-Anne Roussel is appreciated for the purity and warmth of her voice, as well as her natural stage presence and her contagious cheerful disposition. Winner of the prestigious Prix d’Europe 2021, she is currently artist-in-residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium under the tutelage of José Van Dam and Sophie Koch, and holds a master’s degree with distinction from the Conservatoire de musique de Québec, where she studied with mezzo-soprano Sonia Racine, and vocal coach Martin Dubé.
Over the last few years, we have heard her in many roles such as: Leïla in Les Pêcheurs de Perles by Bizet, Annina in The Saint of Bleecker Street by Menotti, Micaela in Carmen by Bizet and Lucy in The Telephone by Menotti with the Conservatoire de musique de Québec; Helena in A midsummer Night’s dream by Britten with Opera NUOVA; Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss and Rachel in Book of Faces by Kendra Harder with Highlands Opera Studio; Una Novizia in Suor Angelica by Puccini with the Opéra de Québec; and Laurette in Le Docteur Miracle by Bizet with the Relève Musicale de Québec. She recently performed at the Opéra de Québec Les mots/maux d’amour gala with the Orchestre symphonique de Québec, conducted by Maestro Jean-Marie Zeitouni. In the last two years, she has sung as a soloist in The Bourgeois Gentleman by Lully with the Orchestre symphonique de Québec, in the Paukenmesse by Haydn with the Orchestre symphonique de Lévis, and in Mozart’s Requiem with the Chœur des Rhapsodes and with the Orchestre de l’Estuaire.
She has also taken part in many singing programs in Canada and in the US, where she has received Masterclasses from Marlena Malas, José Van Dam, Sir Simon Keenlyside, Wolfgang Holzmair, Sophie Koch, Kathryn LaBouffe, Richard Margison, Jordi Savall, and Joseph Rouleau.
Carole-Anne benefits from a scholarship granted by the Borgerhoff Fund