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.
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.
the Bach Projects
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
'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.
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.
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