Montreal Soprano Julie Daoust Performs with François Germain at Crane School of Music


Soprano Julie Daoust will perform with François Germain, piano, on Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music.

The Crane School of Music Faculty Recital Series will continue with a concert featuring soprano Julie Daoust and pianist François Germain, on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater.

The performance at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music will include works by Claude Debussy, Reynaldo Hahn, Henri Duparc, Jacques Hétu and Louis Beydts.

This event is free, and the public is invited to attend.

About the performer(s):

Montreal soprano Julie Daoust has established a strong following in the French-speaking communities and is continuing to gain critical acclaim across Canada for her elegantly poised vocal performances. Recently, she was soloist for the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Choir in "Carmina Burana" and Joliette's Museum Choir in Mendelssohn's "Hör mein Bitten" and Schubert's Mass in E-Flat. She also made her début with the London Symphony Orchestra in Brahms's German Requiem and with Pacific Opera Victoria as Crobyle in their production of Massenet's "Thaïs." A former member of the Atelier Lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal (between 2005 and 2007), Daoust completed her doctoral studies in voice performance at the Université de Montréal.

Recent operatic roles have included Ghita (Zemlinsky's "Der Zwerg"), Lia (Debussy's "L'Enfant Prodigue"), Clarice (Haydn's "Il Mondo Della Luna"), Annina (Verdi's "La Traviata") and Miss Jessel (Britten's "Turn of the Screw"). Passionate for French art songs and lieder, Daoust has given several recitals and numerous concerts for many organizations, including the Montreal Chamber Music Festival, the Summer Music Festival in Barachois, the Orford Festival, the Anna-Malenfant Festival in Memramcook and the Caraquet Acadian Festival. Over the years, she has also worked as a soloist in oratorio works with several ensembles, such as the legendary Disciples de Massenet, the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Choir, the Choir of Laval, the Lorraine Singers and the Cantabile Choir and Orchestra. A sought-after teacher, Daoust is now on the faculty of the Université de Montréal, Concordia University in Montreal, and is an adjunct professor at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music.

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Founded in 1886, SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music has a long legacy of excellence in music education and performance. Life at Crane includes an incredible array of more than 300 recitals, lectures and concerts presented by faculty, students and guests each year. The Crane School of Music is the State University of New York's only All-Steinway institution.