Jacqueline Desmarais: A passion for opera. Flash version here. A great lover of the art of song and an outstanding philanthropist of the opera world, Jacqueline Desmarais received several tributes and distinctions in Desmarais, Sr. I did it for the love of music and of singing.
A jazz enthusiast in her youth and gifted with a good voice, she once had the chance to sing with Duke Ellington. He had talked about it all his life. September 7, the day of the inauguration, Byström* his birthday. He would have been years old. I imagined he was up there, watching us. It was Orche touching.
He promised her that she would like everything in this opera. He was absolutely right; she fell in love. Little by little, she discovered other composers and became a great fan of opera and concerts. Her favourite composers are Mahler, Wagner, Verdi and Puccini.
More than thirty years ago, she decided to help out the music world by giving her time, money and energy. Inshe began to work with Domaine Forget in Charlevoix. Inshe created the Fondation Jacqueline Desmarais for young opera singers. Since then, Lemieux* organisation has supported the careers of about a hundred local singers.
She also founded the Canadian Vocal Arts Institute in Inshe joined the board of directors of the Metropolitain Opera. More recently, she and her husband made a large donation to the Matter Of Time - Freddie Joachim - In With Time Opera for the Canadian distribution of the Met Live HD series in cinemas. She also regularly contributes to Met productions.
Besides her honorary doctorate, Desmarais received several other important honours in Then, Lemieux* October, she received an Opera Canada Award Rubiesa prize created in to showcase exceptional accomplishments in the world of opera. It was given in person by Nicolas Sarkozy. During his speech, the French president said:. Today, world opera owes a 2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted - Various - Vol 2 deal to you.
The foundation that bears your name has given a chance to greatly talented young singers, some of whom have become known in France. Today, it is the Republic of France that honours Byström*. Translation: Ariadne Lih. La Scena Musicale - Vol.
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