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.


Photo by Gerald Geerink

Photo by Gerald Geerink


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New 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. Soloists: Cassandra Lemoine, soprano; Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Daniel Taylor, countertenor; Benjamin Butterfield, tenor; William Sharp, baritone.

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Kapel Koncert

Together with Holmens Baroque ensemble and Cembalist David Bendix-Nielsen, 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.

 


The Bach Projects

Photo by Mathias Bojesen

Photo by Mathias Bojesen

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

This fall, Cassandra gave a solo Cantata concert with Cantata 82a: ‘Ich habe Genug’ together with Cantata 209 'Non sa che sia dolore' during the Onsdag Koncert Series with students from The Royal Danish Academy of Music featuring David Bendix-Nielsen on Cembalo and Kirsten Aage on Flute.  


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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. 

 

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

 

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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