Currently based in Montreal, Justine Ledoux is a mezzo-soprano known for the sincerity of her singing, her velvety tone and her extraordinary charisma on stage. She recently obtained her master’s degree in classical singing from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and will be joining Calgary’s 2022-2023 McPhee Artist Development Program as an artist in residence.
Recently applauded on stage for her “remarkably communicative” voice and her “very convincing acting […] in the slightest look and in the phrasing of the song”, Justine has always felt the fundamental need to express her creativity through singing. Her incessant search of the emotion of the character always pushes her towards new horizons and makes her a lyrical artist of great sensitivity. She brings a moving and irresistible angle to her performances. Her repertoire is varied, and she is particularly fond of Rossini, Brahms, Heggie and Bolcom.
During the 2021-22 season, Justine qualified for the Canada District of the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition, she was a finalist in the Prix d’Europe 2021, she was the 3rd place winner of the CFMTA National Singing Competition, and placed 2nd in her age category at the classical music competitions of Sherbrooke and Sorel. She had the title role of The Stepmother in Philip Glass’ The Juniper Tree at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, she was a guest artist at the Festival de la voix and will perform at the at the Café d’art vocal in the spring of 2022. Finally, this summer, she will attend the Lachine International Vocal Academy and will follow a training course at the Domaine Forget, French opera division.
“Justine is a singer that has a very strong intuition for interpretation. She doesn’t stay on the surface of things, she knows how to get into the character of someone else with empathy and depth.” Suzanne Lantagne