De la mer aux nuages concert

Presented by the Baie-des-Chaleurs JMC Chapter


The Baie-des-Chaleurs JMC Chapter presents De la mer aux nuages, an immersive video/music experience on the waters of the St. Lawrence and up high in the clouds—an ode to maritime beauty and a call for the protection of water and the environment.

With mezzo-soprano Stéphanie Pothier and pianist Rosalie Asselin.


November 9, 2024 | 7:30 pm

Quai des arts | Carleton-sur-Mer (QC) ($)



Stéphanie Pothier, mezzo-soprano

With her dark yet radiant vocal timbre, mezzo-soprano Stéphanie Pothier performs within a vast classical repertoire, from Baroque vocalise to Romantic works to the premiering of contemporary creations. She skillfully combines singing and dramatic ability to breathe life into the music, in both concert works and opera.

Stéphanie Pothier is a guest soloist for numerous ensembles and companies : Opéra de Montréal, Opéra de Québec, Orchestre Métropolitain, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and de Québec, Chants Libres, I Musici, Festival de Lanaudière, Clavecin en concert…

Her recent engagements include Parsifal and Bruckner’s Mass No. 3 under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Jenkins’ Messe l’Homme Armé at the Festival de Lanaudière with Stephen Layton, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with Kent Nagano and the OSM, both the Mozart, the Duruflé and the Verdi Requiem, the Dvorak and the Pergolesi Stabat Mater, Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and Ninth Symphony, Haendel’s Messiah as well as Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and St. Matthew Passion.

Stéphanie Pothier is very active on the contemporary music scene, having originated numerous roles: Marguerite Yourcenar in Éric Champagne’s Yourcenar – une île de passions, Vera Lynn in Julien Bilodeau’s Another Brick in the Wall (Opéra de Montréal), Fée Tourterelle in Gilles Tremblay’s L’Eau qui danse… and Dalimah in Zad Moultaka’s L’Orangeraie (Chants Libres. She sang the role of Lily in the Canadian premiere of the multimedia chamber opera Lotus Lives by Su Lian Tan.

Out of enthusiasm for cross-disciplinary endeavours, she created Projet ClairObscur to devise recitals and digital projects incorporating her activities as both photographer and vocalist.

A recipient of funding from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the Rotary International Foundation and the Goethe Institute, Stéphanie Pothier holds diplomas in classical voice (concert/opera) from the Hochschule fuer Musik in Stuttgart and in harpsichord from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. She has benefitted from the teaching of Canadian mezzo-sopranos Huguette Tourangeau and Gabrielle Lavigne.

Stéphanie Pothier has sung under the direction of renowned conductors including Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Lorraine Vaillancourt, Andrew Megill, Alain Trudel, Stephen Layton, and Kent Nagano.

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Rosalie Asselin, piano

From the opera and orchestra to recitals and choral singing, the highly versatile artist Rosalie Asselin has graced numerous projects with her musicality and energy. With Jeunesses Musicales Canada, she has participated in four cross-Canada opera tours. Under the direction of such conductors as Kent Nagano, Jacques Lacombe, and Andrew Megill, she has worked with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal as a choral rehearsal pianist. Asselin has been performing the piano parts with the Grands Ballets Orchestra for several years. In the fall of 2019, she was a soloist in L’amant de lady Chatterley and has been a rehearsal pianist for some of their productions since 2019. She has worked with voice students at the Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Music and as a vocal coach for opera workshops at Université de Sherbrooke. She has also been a guest accompanist at the Domaine Forget Academy since 2009. In addition to her involvement with these esteemed institutions, in 2017, Asselin took part in the creation of Le bout cassé de tous les chemins with mezzo-soprano Stéphanie Pothier, a critically acclaimed recital of melodies by Quebec composers. In 2020, she performed piano at the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde for the opera Nelligan.

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