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Master Classes with Bruno Laplante
on the interpretation of Jules Massenet's
Song Cycles (Poëmes vocaux)
as well as other French Mélodies

Bruno Laplante, baritone

Jules Massenet (1842-1912)

In preparation for the Centenary of Jules Massenet's death, in 2012, Bruno Laplante is offering Master Classes on the repertoire of this great 19th Century French composer. Bruno Laplante, renowned Canadian baritone, one of the last disciples of the late legendary Master Pierre Bernac, has recorded more than forty Mélodies by Massenet, including seven of his Song Cycles. The recordings have been acclaimed world-wide and Mr. Laplante is recognized as today's greatest Massenet specialist.

The Master Classes are designed for singers who have experience singing in the French language and who wish to perfect their style, interpretation and diction. Bruno Laplante has already conducted Master Classes in Chicago (Northeastern Illinois University and National Association of Teachers of Singing), Vancouver (University of British Columbia) and Montreal (la Société musicale André-Turp / André-Turp Musical Society), as well as in Brisbane, Australia and Beijing and Chengdu, China.

In addition to Master Classes, Bruno Laplante also offers a variety of recital programs:
  • A full « Around Massenet » duet recital with France Duval, renowned mezzo-soprano: songs from Berlioz, Gounod, Hahn, Satie, and Poulenc;
  • A Massenet concert with students and/or voice teachers, with or without a vocal quartet or chamber choir;
  • A recital offering an overview of 150 years of French-Canadian Melodies (More information: in French);
  • Private coaching lessons for students or teachers.

Bruno Laplante, baritone:

Bruno Laplante will be travelling world-wide for the Massenet Centenary, in the Fall of 2011 as well as throughout the year 2012.
Book him now!

The Duo lyrique Laplante-Duval in Vienna, for Les Journées internationales de la Francophonie, March 2000.

For more information on his availability or for recording samples, please contact:
Bruno Laplante
or, for the USA, Lorraine Manifold / ManifoldMelodies.com

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Last updated: August 8, 2011 laplanteduval.com/Bruno