" Marianne Fiset sang the title role with a glowing, well-supported soprano that brought out
the Jane Austen-like independence and likability of her character. "
New York Times
" La soprano canadienne Marianne Fiset est une adorable Manon, fraiche, pulpeuse et sensible "
Since she was awarded five top prizes in May 2007 from the Montreal International Music Competition, including the First Grand Prize and the People’s Choice Award, Marianne Fiset has been hailed by critics and audience alike. In 2008, she received the “New Artist of the Year” Opus Prize and was named Young Soloist by the Public Francophone Radios (Radio France - Radio Suisse-Romande - RTBF Belgique - Radio Canada). She was also awarded the title “Révélation Radio-Canada Musique 2009”.
The 2011-2012 season will bring Marianne’s debut at Opera National de Paris - Bastille in the title role of Massenet’s Manon. It will be followed by Mimi with Calgary Opera and Mozart’s Requiem at Festival Classica in Montreal, conducted by Jean-Claude Malgoire.
Mariannes’s recent engagements have included Malwina in Marschner ‘s Der Vampyr at International Festival of Lanaudière, Mimi in La Bohème and Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi at Montréal Opera, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni at l’Opéra Municipal de Marseille as well as Musetta in La Bohème at Pacific Opera Victoria. She gave recitals in London, Paris, Brussels, Geneva, Vancouver, Montreal and Québec City.
In concert, Marianne Fiset has sung in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Laval Symphony Orchestra, Ravel’s Shéhérazade and Mahler’s 4th Symphony with Orquestra Sinfonica Madrid, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater with Orchestre symphonique de Tours, Berlioz’s Nuits d’été and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with Orchestre Métropolitain under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin. She has been a guest of the Québec Opera, Saskatoon Opera, and Vancouver Opera, the Violons du Roy, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Orchestre Symphonique de Québec. She also sang at the Festival Vancouver, Festival International du Domaine Forget and at the Bel Canto Festival of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal.
Recordings include Ophélie, a collection of french and german work for soprano, french horn (Louis-Philippe Marsolais) and piano (Michael MacMahon) recorded for ATMA Classique, Melodiya (Moussorgsky, Glinka and Rachmaninov) and an eponym album featuring songs of Ravel and Debussy, both from Analekta, with pianist Marie-Ève Scarfone.
Fiset’s upcoming schedule includes Manon at Opéra de Montréal, Mimi at Tampa Opera and Sankt Margarethen Opernfestspiele (Austria), Lalla Roukh for Opera Lafayette as well as her debut under the baton of Kent Nagano and Montreal Symphony Orchestra singing The Virgin in Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher by Arthur Honegger.