The sparkling Canadian soprano Marie-Josée Lord made her professional debut in the Fall of 2003, singing Liù in Puccini’s Turandot at the Opéra de Québec. In February 2004, Montreal music lovers were enraptured by her rendition of Mimi in Puccini’s La Bohème at the Opéra de Montréal where, in October 2005, she also sang Laoula in Chabrier’s L’étoile. In September 2006 she could be heard in the title role in in the Opéra de Montréal’s season-opening production of Suor Angelica (Puccini). She has also been heard as Marie-Jeanne in the world premiere of the operatic version of Starmania (Plamondon/ Berger) at the Opéra de Québec in May 2008 and at the Opéra de Montréal in March 2009. In January 2014, she sang the role of Serena when, for the first time, the Opéra de Montréal mounted performances of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. More recently, in February 2017, the Montreal public was able to hear her again, singing the role of Mme. Lidoine in the first-ever production of Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites in this city.
Marie-Josée Lord has performed several times with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, the Orchestre symphonique de Québec, and the Orchestre Métropolitain, under the direction of a number of conductors including Kent Nagano, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and Paul Nadler.
With her irresistible charisma, generosity, and passion for the lyric art, Marie-Josée Lord is a favorite guest on several television and radio shows (Tout le monde en parle, Studio 12, En direct de l’Univers, etc.).
Her first solo album, recorded with the Orchestre Métropolitain and released 2010, has been a notable success. Her next album titled Yo Soy Maria released in the Fall of 2012 and featured works from Latin America. For her third album Amazing Grace, released in October 2014, Marie-Josée Lord was inspired by her love for spirituals and traditional carols. She embarked on a mystical journey surrounded by the Ensemble Vocal Épiphanie and organist Jean-Willy Kunz. On her fourth album Femmes, released in February 2018, she passionately embodies heroines of operas by Puccini, Verdi, and Massenet.