Suzanne Taffot

Acclaimed by critics as “a voice to follow,” Suzanne Taffot is distinguished by her rich and colourful timbre, her ease on stage and her convincing interpretations.

Suzanne created the main role of Mademoiselle in David Bontemps’ opera La Flambeau, soon to be released on the ATMA label. She is a soloist on La Sinfonia de Lanaudière’s 2021 CD Gershwin! and she recently recorded Love Is the Only Force, an album that celebrates music written by Black composers. She has performed with the Opéra de Limoges and the Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, and toured China with the Théâtre Lyrichorégra 20. In 2020, she made her debut with the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal (OM), under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin; since then, she has performed with the OM in Fauré’s Requiem and Rachmaninoff’s “Vocalise” (op. 34).

In March 2022, she sang the role of Micaela in Carmen with the Orchestre classique de Montréal. Earlier this month, she performed in Brahms’s German Requiem with Ottawa Choral Society and Orchestre Philarmonique du Nouveau Monde. In August, she will perform the role of “la chanteuse d’opéra” in the world premiere of Éric Champagne’s Yourcenar – Une île de passions, a coproduction of the Opéra de Montréal and Le Festival d’opéra de Québec. Three-time winner of the Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques competition, Suzanne Taffot’s many awards include the Québec-Bavaria Lyric Scholarship, a Fondation Jeunesses Musicales Canada scholarship, and the Francis Poulenc L20 Award. Suzanne Taffot holds an M.Mus. from the Université de Montréal. She is the founder of Heritt Attorneys, a firm committed to equity and diversity in the legal field.