Cassandra Lemoine
 
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Originally from Edmonton, Canada, Cassandra is a classically trained soprano based in Copenhagen, Denmark where she made her debut at The Royal Danish Opera as Papagena in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. She engages in staged productions and as a concert soloist with a specialisation in Baroque and Modern repertoire.


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Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione Di Poppea

The Opera Academy presented Monteverdi’s Incoronation of Poppea at Takkeloftet at the Copenhagen Opera House. Cassandra was praised for her performance as Drusilla in Skanska Dagbladet as having a winning combination of voice, skillful acting and scenic charisma.

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New Years Concert Tour with Promenadeorkestret Lauseniana

Cassandra received praise for her concert tour with Promenade Orchestra Lauseniana, which featured her as this year’s soloist. The tour included cities throughout Jylland and Fyn and was led by the ensemble’s conductor Jørgen Fuglebæk.

‘Cassandra Lemoine er et kæmpetalent, som uden tvivl har evnerne til at gøre sig gældende på den internationale scene i mange år fremover.’

‘Med sin koloratursopran indtog hun scenen helt og aldeles ved at levere en uforglemmelig præstation i Johann Strauss den Yngres »Frühlingsstimmen«. Et ganske langt og særdeles krævende værk, som blev udført i fortryllende samspil med orkesteret og afslutningsvis en forrygende duet med fløjten som medspiller.’ 

-Flemming Nordenhof, Herning Folkeblad, 14. January, 2019.

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Andrew Llyod-Webber’s The Phantom of the opera

This past season, Cassandra was one of the alternating Christine Daae’s in the original production of this iconic show at Det Ny Teater in Copenhagen.

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Album Release

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem releases their 120th anniversary recording of J.S. Bach’s Cantata 21 and Handel’s Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day conducted by Greg Funfgeld recorded by Analekta Records with soloists: Cassandra Lemoine, soprano; Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Daniel Taylor, countertenor; Benjamin Butterfield, tenor; William Sharp, baritone.

Hear it on Spotify or on itunes Apple Music

Photo by Trine Heide

Photo by Trine Heide

KantateKollektivet

KantateKollektivet is a baroque ensemble established and led by cembalist and organist David Bendix-Nielsen managed by Culture Conduct. The ensemble consists of passionate emerging baroque musicians dedicated to performing cantatas from the Baroque repertoire–especially those of J.S. Bach. Their next concert will be an Easter program on Samsø.

Kapel Koncert

Last fall, together with Holmens Baroque Ensemble, Cassandra presented an evening of Renaissance, Baroque and early Classical opera scenes in works by Monteverdi, Purcell, Mozart and Handel in the candlelit crypt of Holmens Church.

Photo by Mathias Bojesen

Photo by Mathias Bojesen

Concerto Copenhagen

Cassandra made her debut with Concerto Copenhagen in July at Hindsgavl Festival with their performance of J.S. Bach’s Wedding Cantata ‘Weichet nur’ BWV 202. The ensemble was led by the legendary oboist Alfredo Bernardini who was also featured as soloist.

Camerata Øresund

Cassandra has collaborated for several seasons with the baroque ensemble led by violinist, Peter Spissky. Previous projects have included Handel’s Messiah, J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, and solo cantata ‘Non sa che sia dolore’ BWV 209 by J.S. Bach.

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Sweeney todd

Cassandra returned to Victoria, Canada to join the Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre's 10th Anniversary Season as Johanna in Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. 

Next Season Cassandra will again be singing Johanna in Sweeney Todd at a major opera house. Details to be announced

 

Praise for 'Operap: Før den Tykke Damer Synger' performance at Roskilde Music festival 

Voted by the Danish Radio as one of 'The 7 most unforgettable concerts at Roskilde'. An incredible experience was had, both onstage and offstage. Operap was presented in association with CPH Opera Festival. Hear it here  on Amazon or Spotify.

Cassandra is in a continued artistic collaboration with DJ Noize and will rejoin rapper, Annelise, as a special guest for the rapper’s concert at Templet in Lyngby on April 5, 2019

 

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Orfeo ed Euridice

Cassandra sang her role debut as Euridice in the Opera Academy's production of Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice with Mia Bergstrom as Orfeo, and Renate Ekerhovd as Amor. Directed by Marlene Smith, with musical direction by Sofia Wilkman.

 


In Review: The 111th Bethlehem Bach Festival

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'The festival debut of Lemoine is one of, if not the, most auspicious, exciting and memorable debuts I can recall in the some 45 years that I’ve been attending the Bethlehem Bach Festival'.
'The Aria (Seufzer, Tränen) soprano Lemoine, rendered with astounding clarity and rapturous gentleness'

'This was a prominent role for Lemoine in her Bethlehem Bach Festival debut and she was up to the challenge. With the “Ode,” Lemoine connected with, captivated and endeared herself with the festival audience. Here’s hoping she can and will be back.'

- Paul Willistein from Bethlehem Press, May 31st 2018. Read the full review here.


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Sharing our Identity

Cassandra recently gave an interview to the online magazine, Voices of Europe, to talk about how it is to live away from 'home', her point of view as a Canadian in Denmark, and how she's pursued her life as a professional singer.



Photo by Tine Sletting

Photo by Tine Sletting

In Review: Handel's Alcina

'...som søn af en af Alcina's tidiligere elskere, der nu var forhekset og gjort til en blidt miavende løve, afslørende canadiske Cassandra Lemoine et opmuntrende talent for drenget skuespil. Hun fik smilet frem og fyldte sin birolle ud med rødt hår og fregner, der gjorde hun til en herlig løvunge'

Source: Thomas Michaelsen Politikken