A native from Bromont, QC, Ariel Lefebvre is a young lyric baritone specializing in French repertoire. Holder of a Master of Music in Voice and Opera Performance from McGill University, he has studied under Heldentenor Stefano Algieri’s tutelage, and has worked with renowned personalities from the musical scene, such as Hank Knox, a founding member of Arion Baroque Orchestra, as well as conductor Jordan de Souza. A polyvatent artist, Ariel performs in a wide variety of musical genres, ranging from contemporary works to repertoire from the renaissance and baroque era, which he has extensively explored during his studies. In 2015, he performed in the Canadian premiere of Buoso’s Ghost by American composer Micheal Ching with Opera McGill, in which he sang the role of Marco Donati. In 2016, Ariel took part in Händel’s Rodelinda at the Halifax Summer Opera Festival, during which he also performed as Simone Donati in their production of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. An avid recitalist, Ariel also regularly performs romantic and modern vocal works in chamber music concerts. In 2014, he sang in a whole new staged version of Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin, working with stage director François Racine. Always striving to refine his stage presence, Ariel has also explored theater and stage techniques at the Scuola Internazionale di Teatro Italiano “Giovanni Grasso”. It is with great pleasure that he will be giving the acting workshop during the 2018 edition of HSOF. Recipient of multiple scholarships and competition awards, Ariel recently took part in the pretigious Canadian Music Competition, where was selected as a provincial finalist. He also sang at the Festival de musique du Royaume, in Saguenay, QC, where he was awarded first place in the vocal category and third place in the general competition.

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