Carole-Anne Roussel, soprano
Born in Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec, 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. She holds a Master’s Degree from the Conservatoire de Musique de Québec where she studied with mezzo-soprano Sonia Racine and renowned coach Martin Dubé.
Over the last few years, we have heard her in many roles such as: 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; Despina in Così fan tutte in a Workshop with the Royal Theatre of La Monnaie; 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. 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, Sophie Koch, Kathryn LaBouffe, Joseph Rouleau, Richard Margison, Jordi Savall, Sir Simon Keenlyside and Joseph Rouleau.
Since 2019, she is an Artist in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, in the voice section of José van Dam & Sophie Koch.