PAST PERFORMANCES

Elsa in Lohengrin by Wagner. 

Saturday, February 4, 2017.  7:00pm.

College St. United Church, 452 College St.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Lohengrin, Christopher McRae, tenor
Elsa, Michele Cusson, soprano
Telramund, Andrew Tees, baritone
Ortrud, Kristine Dandavino, soprano

King Heinrich, Chris Wilson, bass
Herald, Michael Robert-Broder, baritone

William Shookhoff, music director

Mountain View Summer Festival of Chamber Music.

Aug 14th, 2016. 8pm.  Christ Church Elbow Park.  Calgary, Alberta.

Songs of My Spanish Soil: Chamber music influenced by Spain.

Ravel's Chansons Madécasses with Christie Reside-Flute, David Morrissey-Cello, Charles Foreman-Piano.

Julio Osma song Cycle: Cantares de mi tierra with pianist Kathleen van Mourik.

http://www.mountainviewfestival.com/

Mountain View Summer Festival of Chamber Music.

Aug 13th, 2016. 8pm.  Christ Church Elbow Park.  Calgary, Alberta.

Festival Opening Gala Concert.

Schoenberg Lieder Op. 2 with pianist Charles Foreman.

http://www.mountainviewfestival.com/

Semi-Final Round of the Elizabeth Connell Prize for Aspiring Dramatic Sopranos.

July 3rd, 2016.  London Covent Garden-Royal Opera House.

Michèle is very honoured to advance to the semi-final round of the Elizabeth Connell

Prize under the auspices of the Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge Foundation.

http://www.jsrbfoundation.com/awards-prizes/elizabeth-connell-prize/

Recital: Spring Awakening.  Galerie Forum Berlin am Meer. March 27, 2016 6pm.

Kollwitzstrasse 54 - 10405 Berlin

With pianist Tim Ribchester and Soprano Danielle Dudycha. 

Michèle will be performing the Wagner Wesendonk Lieder, Verdi Lieder, Russian Romances

by Shostakovitch, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov and Canadian songs in French and English.

Recital hosted by Opera on Tap Berlin.

http://www.galerie-forum-berlinammeer.de/

Alberta Foundation for the Arts Grant: January 2016-July 2016

Michèle has been awarded a grant to prepare German opera roles 

in Germany and study vocal technique with Deborah Polaski.

Wagner Wesendonk Lieder with String Sextet

Mountain View Chamber Music Winter Festival

Dec 14, 2016 7:30pm.

Christ Church Elbow Park

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 

Jonathan Crow, violin

Lev Nesterov, violin

Joseph Johnson, cello

Olena Kilchyk, cello

Michael Bursey, viola

Osmond Chiu, viola

The programme includes: Ravel's Sonata for Violin and Cello, Chausson's "Chanson Perpétuelle", Wagner's "Wesendonck Lieder", and Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time with  Jessica Turje (soprano), Tony Park (clarinet), Jack Olszewski (piano).

 

www.mountainviewfestival.com

 

La Vie est Belle:  An evening of French Music, Culture and Wine

hosted by the French Consul and Mountain View Concert Series. 

February 12, 2017

Christ Church Elbow Park.

Michèle Cusson, soprano

Olena Kilchuk, cello

Cédric Blary, clarinet

Kathleen van Mourik, piano

Charles Foreman, piano

 

Sunday and Monday December 6th and 7th, 2015 7:30pm

Mountain View Connection presents:

Legends of the Mediterranean:  Songbook of Italy

Respighi Recital with String Quartet and Piano

Featuring Il tramonto, Quintet in F minor and songs.

Andrea Neumann and Emily Westell ~ violin

Michael Bursey ~ viola • David Morrisey ~ cello

Kathleen van Mourik and Charles Foreman ~ piano

http://www.mountainviewfestival.com/

 

Sunday September 20, 2015 6pm

Solo recital hosted by Opera on Tap Berlin at Gallery Forum Berlin am Meer.

Kollwitzstrasse 54 - 10405 Berlin

Pianist- Luisa Splett

Soprano-Michèle Cusson

Mezzo-soprano-Sarah Ring

http://www.galerie-forum-berlinammeer.de/

 

Saturday September 12, 2015 7pm

Private House Concert, Berlin

Please message for invitation if interested in coming.

 

Sunday August 16, 2015 8pm

Music for a Summer Evening, Christ Church, Calgary, Canada

Michèle will perform Brahms Op. 91 Zwei Gesänge "Gestillte Sehnsucht" and "Geistliches Wiegenlied" with Viola and Piano

and Chanson Perpétuelle by Chausson with string quartet and piano as well as Wolf's Kennst du das Land.

 

Saturday August 15, 2015 8pm

Flights of Musical Fancy, Christ Church, Calgary, Canada

Michèle will perform Stravinsky's 3 Japanese Lyrics with Chamber Orchestra

 

Friday August 14th, 2015 8pm

The Box of Letters Concert, Christ Church, Calgary, Canada

Michèle will perform Morten Lauridsen's Cuatro Canciones with clarinet, cello and piano.

 

Thursday August 13th, 2015 8pm

Moonlight Shadows Concert, Christ Church, Calgary, Canada

Michèle will perform a group of Reynaldo Hahn mélodie

 

Tuesday August 11th, 2015 8pm

Opening Gala Concert, Mountain View Chamber Music Festival, Christ Church, Calgary, Canada

 

 

August 9-16, 2015

Mountain View Summer Chamber Music Festival

Christ Church Elbow Park and The Military Museums of Calgary, Canada

Artistic Directors: Kathleen van Mourik and Charles Foreman

Guest Master teacher:  Rudolf Jansen, collaborative pianist

Michèle will perform daily public masterlcasses for Rudolf Jansen of Lieder based on Goethe Poetry (Liszt, Wolf, Wagner) and songs by Reynaldo Hahn.

https://mvfest.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/2015-summer-calendar_web1.pdf

 

 

Friday July 24th, 2015 7:00pm

Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra and the iSing Festival

Final Gala Concert, Suzhou Cultural and Performing Arts Centre, Suzhou, China

Conductor: Maestro Massimiliano Murrali, Stage Director: Johanna Puglisi

Michèle will make her solo debut with the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra performing in Mandarin the classic Chinese song 'Xue hua' and 'Jiu Er' as well as Rossini's Gran pezzo di 14 voce from Il viaggio a Reims

http://www.shphilharmonic.com/EN/Index.aspx

 

Saturday July 18th, 2015 7:30pm

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and the iSing Festival

Closing Ceremony of the MISA Summer Music Festival

Shanghai Symphony Hall, Shanghai

Conductor: Maestro Long Yu, Stage Director: Matthew Barclay

Michèle will make her solo debut with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra performing in Mandarin the popular song 'Jiu Er' as well as Rossini's Gran pezzo di 14 voce from Il viaggio a Reims

http://www.shsymphony.com/

 

Sunday July 5th, 2015 7:30pm

iSing Festival Concert

Hangzhou Grand Theatre, Hangzhou, China

Opera arias, ensembles and Mandarin songs

http://www.hangzhougrandtheatre.cn/english/

 

Friday July 3rd, 2015 7:30pm

iSing Festival Opening Concert

Suzhou Cultural Centre, Suzhou, China

Opera arias, ensembles and Mandarin songs

Artistic Director: Hao Jiang Tian

Director of Programming: Katherine Chu

http://www.isingfestival.org/

http://eng.sscac.com.cn/Home/

 

Monday April 19, 2015 7:30pm

Mountain View Chamber Music Society

Bohemia Revisited: An evening of Chamber music featuring the Brahms Piano Quintet, the Dvorak Piano Quartet and the Dvorak Gypsy Songs
Michèle Cusson Soprano, Adriana Bishop and Donovan Seidle Violins, Michael Bursey Viola, Kirril Kalmykov Cello, Kathleen van Mourik and Charles Foreman piano.

The Lougheed House, Calgary, AB

 

Sunday April 19, 2015 7:30pm

Mountain View Chamber Music Society

Bohemia Revisited: An evening of Chamber music featuring the Brahms Piano Quintet, the Dvorak Piano Quartet and the Dvorak Gypsy Songs
Michèle Cusson Soprano, Adriana Bishop and Donovan Seidle Violins, Michael Bursey Viola, Kirril Kalmykov Cello, Kathleen van Mourik and Charles Foreman piano.

The Lougheed House, Calgary, AB

 

Sunday March 29, 2015 7pm

Calgary Concert Opera Company

Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte by Mozart

Okotoks United Church, Okotoks, AB

 

Friday March 27, 2015 7pm

Calgary Concert Opera Company

Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte by Mozart

Airdrie Faith Baptist Church, Airdrie, AB 


Wednesday March 25, 2015 7pm

Calgary Concert Opera Company
Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte by Mozart

Scarboro United Church, Calgary, AB 

 

2015 

CD RELEASE CONCERT

Michèle Cusson and Kathleen van Mourik, Russian Romances CD release concert

Venue TBA

 

January 25-February 9th, 2015

AMAO

Moscow, Russia

Michèle will participate in concerts, masterclasses 

and coachings as part of an Artist Opportunity Grant

from the Calgary Arts Development and the City of

Calgary.

Nov 16, 2014 14:30

Gala Concert

Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques

Théâtre Le Gesu

Montréal, QC

 

 

Nov 15, 2014 19:00

Franco-Italian Concert

Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques

Salle Jean-Eudes

Montréal, QC

 

 

Nov 14, 2014 19:00

German Lyrique Concert

Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques

Salle du Petit Opéra

Montréal, QC

 

 

Nov 13, 2014  19:30

Consular Lyrique Concert

Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques

Salle du Petit Opéra

Montréal, QC

 

Oct 24, 2014 19:30

Dvorak's Jakobin

Canadian Institute for Czech Music

Trinity St. Paul Centre

Toronto, ON

 

September 6, 2014 19:00

Kimberly Underground Concert

Calgary Concert Opera Company

Kimberly Mining Company

Kimberly, BC

 

Aug 2, 2014 19:00

12th Int. Chorus Festival

with iSing! Festival

Great Hall of the People

Tian'anmen Square

Beijing, China

 

July 27, 2014 19:00

Hangzhou Symphony Orchestra

Mandarin Arias with iSing! Festival

Suzhou Performaning Arts Centre

Suzhou, China

 

July 11, 2014 19:00

iSing! Festival Concert

Hangzhou Performing Arts Centre

Hangzhou, China

 

July 1, 2014

Gala Concert iSing! Festival

Suzhou Performing Arts Centre

Suzhou, China

 

June 16-19, 2014

Russian Romances CD Recording

Kathleen van Mourik, Pianist

Sundre, AB

 

March 14-15, 2014

Neil Semer Masterclass

Rozsa Centre

Calgary, AB

 

March 7, 2014 14:00

Recital of Russian Romances

Kathleen van Mourik, Piano

Banff Centre for the Arts

Banff, AB

 

March 6, 2014

Rolston Recital Series

Ippolitov-Ivanov Op. 68

Cecilia Bercovich, Violin

Lara Dodds-Eden, Piano

 

February 16, 2014

House Concert

Russian Romances

Kathleen van Mourik, Piano

Bearspaw, AB

 

February 7, 2014

Red Deer Library Recital Series

Recital of Russian Romances

Kathleen van Mourik, Piano

Red Deer, AB

 

January 25, 2014

Opera Night in the Grille Room

Recital of Opera Favourites

Kathleen van Mourik, Piano

Calgary, AB

 

Jan 5-March 15, 2014

Banff Centre Artist Residency

Preparing Russian Romances CD

Banff, AB

 

Dec 4, 2013

Voice of Alberta Russian Radio

Interview with Irina Makeeva

on Russian Recitals

 

Dec 1-2, 2013

Mountain View Chamber Society

To Russia with Love

Recital of Russian Romances including

Shostakovich Blok Romances with Piano Trio

Michèle Cusson Soprano, Donovan Seidle Violin,

Kirril Kalmykov Cello, Kathleen van Mourik and Charles Foreman piano.

The Lougheed House, Calgary, AB

 

Nov 22, 2013

CBC Radio Interview

Le Cafe Show

Interview about upcoming Russian Recital with Mountian View Chamber Society

 

Oct 5, 2013 8pm

New York Concerti Sinfonietta

Paul Hostetter, Conductor

Julie Jordan, Artistic Director

Milbank Chapel, Teachers College

Collumbia University

New York, New York

 

Oct 2-4, 2013

International Czech and Slovak Competition

Semi-Finalist

Montréal, QC

 

Sept 8, 2013 4pm

New York Concerti Sinfonietta

Paul Hostetter, Conductor

Julie Jordan, Artistic Director

Asian Cultural Centre

New York, New York

 

Sept 1-Nov 20, 2013

Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Grant to Study Wagner and Verdi repertoire with 

Mignon Dunn and coaches from the Metropolitan

Opera and Acadamy of Vocal Arts.

New York, NY and Philadelphia, PA

 

Aug 21, 2013 21:00

La Roche d'Hys Domaine des Arts

Gala concert

Burgundy, France

 

Aug 10, 2013 7pm

Mountain View Chamber Festival

Strauss Lieder

Knox United Church

Calgary, AB

 

Aug 8, 2013 7pm

Liszt, Schumann and  Lieder

The Louheed House

Calgary, AB

 

Aug 6, 2013 7pm

Mountain View Chamber Festival

Chanson Perpétuelle with String Quartet and Piano

Knox United Church

Calgary, AB

 

Aug 5-12, 2013

Masterclass with Rudolf Jansen

Mountain View Chamber Festival

Calgary, AB

 

May 5, 2013 2pm

Jenufa by Janacek

Michèle will sing the title role of Jenufa with

Opera by Request

William Shookhoff, Artistic Director

College Street United Church

Toronto, ON

 

Feb 24, 2013 7pm

Suor Angelica (Suor) and Il Tabarro (Giorgetta)

Michèle will sing the title role of Suor Angelica and

Giorgetta in Il Tabarro with Calgary concert Opera 

Company.

Okotoks United Church

Okotoks, AB

 

Feb 22, 2013 7pm

Suor Angelica  (Suor) and Il Tabarro (Giorgetta)

Michèle will sing the title role of Suor Angelica and

Giorgetta in Il Tabarro with Calgary concert Opera 

Company.

St. Mathew's Luthern Church,

Calgary,AB

 

Jan 6, 2013 7pm

Die Fledermaus (Rosalinde)

VanCoco Opera

First United Church,

White Rock, BC

 

Jan 4 and 5, 2013 7pm

Die Fledermaus (Rosalinde)

VanCoco Opera

Pyatt Hall

Vancouver, BC

 

Dec 3, 2012 7pm

Calgary Opera Club (featured artist)

Calgary Golf and Country Club

Calgary, AB

 

Oct 21, 2012 7pm

Horowitz Piano Recital (guest artist)

Cody Obst, piano

Steinway Pianos of Calgary

Calgary, AB

 

Oct 14, 2012 6pm

Opera Nuova Dinner Cabaret: Carmen (Micaela)

With Calgary Concert Opera Company

Normand's Fine Dining

Edmonton, AB 

 

 

Sept 12, 2012, 12pm

Pro Arts Society Noon Hour Recital

Carmen Excepts with Calgary Concert Opera

Cathedral Church of the Redeemer

Calgary, AB

 

Sept 9, 2012 7pm

Carmen (Micaela)

Calgary Concert Opera Company

Faith Evangelical Luthern Church

Calgary, AB

 

July 31-Aug 18, 2012

Institute d'Art Vocal Canadienne

Recital and Masterclasses

Montréal, QC

 

June 1-July 30, 2012

Russian Opera Workshop

Queen of Spades (Liza)

Aleko (Zemfira)

 

May 23, 2012 19:30pm

International Concert en Trio

Russian Recital

Janna Banman, Piano

Tatiana Ilina, mezzo-contralto

Irine Besse Concert Hall

Calgary, AB

 

May 4, 2012 6pm

Mercury Opera presents Alley Oop

Opera Arias on Roof tops

Stephen Avenue Mall

Calgary, AB

 

April 26, 2012 7:30pm

Opera: The Next Generation 

Recital of Opera Arias and Ensembles

Jacqui Lynn Fidlar, Mezzo-soprano

Kevin Armstrong, Tenor

Kathleen van Mourik, Piano

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church

Calgary, AB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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