Canadian soprano Hélène Brunet is hailed by the critics as “a singer of tremendous quality” with “a voice of perfect beauty” and “sincere expression” that is “vocally alluring”, “passionate and reverent”. She is particularly reputed for her interpretations of the works of Bach, Handel and Mozart.
In recent seasons, Hélène has collaborated with reputed orchestras, including the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal, American Bach Soloists, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, I Musici de Montréal, as well as Ensemble Caprice, Ensemble Thirteen Strings, Ensemble Les Boréades, and l’Harmonie des Saisons. She has sung under such renowned conductors as Ivars Taurins, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Jean-Marie Zeitouni, Jeffrey Thomas, Eric Milnes, Kevin Mallon, Raffi Armenian, David Fallis and Alexander Weimann.
In 2016, the album Las Ciudades de Oro where she is featured with ensemble l’Harmonie des Saisons (ATMA Classique) won the Juno Award for Classical Album of the Year (vocal). She has participated to several other recordings on Analekta label, Carus Records and Hännsler Classic. In 2014, Hélène sang the role of Abra in Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans with Ensemble Caprice (Matthias Maute). The concert won the Opus Prize of Concert of the Year (baroque music), awarded by the Conseil Québécois de la Musique.
In opera, Hélène sang the role of Hymen in Lully’s Persée in Toronto and on tour at the Royal Opera House of the Château de Versailles with the famed Opera Atelier. In Tel Aviv, Israel, she sang the role of Laurette in Bizet’s Le Docteur Miracle. In Montreal, she sang the role of Galatea in Handel’s Acis And Galatea. She was also featured as Dorinda in Purcell’s The Tempest, at the Montreal Baroque Festival, and worked with Boris Brott in Hamilton’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia.
A graduate of the University of Montreal, Hélène studied with Catherine Sévigny and Gail Desmarais. She is currently studying with reputed New-York voice teacher Neil Semer.