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     Melanie Saucier is a Franco-American soprano whose musical interests span a vast spectrum from the rich tapestries of the early Baroque to the avant-garde realms of contemporary composition. Her magnetic stage presence combined with an extraordinary blend of musicality and versatility captivates audiences. Upcoming engagements include multiple presentations of the joint recital, “Partons la mer est belle: A Musical Journey from France to Acadia,” to be performed at the Fondation des Étas-Unis and the Maison des Étudiants Canadiens in Paris, as well as throughout the Canadian Maritimes and Northern Maine during the summer of 2024.


     Ms. Saucier has appeared as a Damigella in Francesca Caccini’s La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina with Opera McGill, Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and Rosina in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia at the New England Conservatory. She has also performed in the choruses of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with Opera McGill, Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites, Mozart’s Così fan tutte, and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at the New England Conservatory. Ms. Saucier collaborated with the Orchestre du Haut-Saint-Jean during the World Acadian Congress and joined the Stewart Hall Singers, the Acton Community Singers, and the Amis de l’Orgue de la Cathédrale d’Edmundston as a soloist for performances of Handel’s Messiah,  Haydn’s Mass in D Minor, and Bach’s Magnificat. She was a member of the Boston-based choral ensemble Northern Voices which appeared in the International Festival of Choirs in Sydney, Australia. She has given recitals and sung world premieres internationally in the United States, Canada, and Cyprus.


     Ms. Saucier’s voice has also graced the airwaves of esteemed international radio and television stations, including the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC), Radio Canada Télé, Radio Canada’s Tout un samedi, the Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN), and France’s TV5 Monde. Recognized as a beacon of Franco-American heritage, she has been honored by the Government of Canada, le Gouvernement du Québec, and the State of Maine, receiving three Legislative Sentiments for her contributions as a Franco-American artist.


     Beyond her performances, Ms. Saucier is a committed music educator, guiding students across various stages of their musical journey. Her instructional prowess extends from voice training across genres to empowering business professionals and public speakers to harness their vocal potential. She also offers courses in solfège and beginner music theory.


     Originally from Fort Kent, Maine, and currently based in Montréal, Canada, Ms. Saucier earned her Bachelor’s degree at the New England Conservatory and holds two Master’s degrees in Vocal Performance and Early Music Performance from McGill University.

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