Danièle LeBlanc
New England First Place Winner 1996
National Council Winner 1996

Since 2012 Danièle LeBlanc has been the Executive and Artistic Director of Jeunesses Musicales du Canada, after five years in administrative posts with the Montreal Symphony and the Canadian Vocal Arts Institute. Born and based in Montreal, the mezzo is a graduate of McGill University, with a Bachelor of Music with High Distinction degree. She also studied opera at the Center for Italian Studies in Urbania, Italy and was a member of the l'Atelier lyrique de l'Opera de Montreal.


In her performing career, Danièle sang Isabella in L'Italiana in Algeriwith Opéra de Québec, Opera Ontario, and Opera in Concert in Toronto; Adalgisa in Norma, Siebel in Faust, Maddalena in Rigoletto, and the Witch in Hansel and Gretel in Quebec; Musetta, Rosina and Dorabella in Edmonton; Musetta and Hansel in Manitoba; Rosina, Dorabella, and Siebel with L'Opera de Montreal; Rosina with Vancouver Opera, Musetta for Calgary Opera; and Jane Seymour in Anna Bolena, Charlotte in Werther, and as Annius in La Clemenza di Tito in Dijon. The mezzo has also appeared with Opera Columbus as Cherubino and Rosina, with Kentucky Opera as Musetta and as Stefano in Roméo et Juliette, with Lyric Opera of Kansas City as Olga in Eugene Onegin, and with the Opera Festival of New Jersey as Siebel. A frequent concert artist, Danièle toured for Jeunesses Musicales of Canada in the title role of Bizet's Carmen, and performed Cleofe in Handel’s “La Resurrezione for the Studio of Ancient Music in Montreal, along with performances of the Beethoven Ninth, the Verdi “Requiem,” and Berlioz' “Roméo et Juliette.


Danièle LeBlanc is a winner of the Louis Quilico Award by L'Atelier Lyrique, the Joseph Rouleau Award of the Jeunesses Musicales of Canada, the Jury Special Prize at the Jean Giraudeau International Voice Competition in Marmande, France, and the Connecticut Opera Guild Award.




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