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Biography

Soprano Magali Simard-Galdes is distinguished by her clear, brilliant and crystalline voice. As the years go by, her vocal uniqueness is defined, expressed and appreciated. Her varied repertoire, from baroque to contemporary music, bears witness to her great musicality. As a performer, Magali stands out for the uniqueness of her stage personality and her in-person charisma.

On the operatic stage, she has performed the roles of Agnès (Written on skin), Tytania (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Gilda (Rigoletto), Roxane (Cyrano), Constance (Dialogues des carmélites), Sophie (Werther) and Nicette (Le pré aux clercs). She also has appeared with Vancouver Opera, Oper Köln, Opéra de Montréal, Opéra de Québec and Wexford Festival Opera, among others.

In concert, in recent years, the soprano has sung with Les Violons du Roy, Ensemble Caprice, Orchestre Classique de Montréal, Arion Orchestre baroque, National Arts Center Orchestra, Houston Symphony and Atelier lyrique de Tourcoing.

On the recording front, she has recently recorded the role of Agnès in Written on Skin with the Gürzenich Orchester for myrios classics, and a Rigel program with Arion Orchestre baroque for ATMA, with forthcoming releases.

Her 2023-2024 season will be marked by her return to the Orchestre symphonique de Québec in Mozart's Great Mass in C and the Orchestre métropolitain in Handel's Messiah. She will also make her debut with the Vancouver Bach Choir in Bach's St. John Passion.

Since the fall of 2022, this committed woman has also been making her voice heard as an environmental columnist on Radio-Canada's ICI première. She holds a master's degree in management and sustainable development from HEC Montréal.

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