Carreer Highlights

Original Works, Direction And Performances (2015-1982)

2016

  • THE TRIALS OF PATRICIA ISASA Kristin Norderval and Naomi Wallace, directed by Pauline Vaillancourt

2015

  • CANTI DEL CAPRICORNO, Giacinto Scelsi, conceived and directed by Pauline Vaillancourt — performed by Marie-Annick Béliveau

2014

  • Seminar and workshop in Oslo, Norway Alternative Paths to Opera

2013

  • L’ENFANT DES GLACES, Zack Settel and Pauline Vaillancourt, remount, Montréal en lumière and Montréal/Musiques Nouvelles, a Chants Libres production, Gesù, Montreal

2013

  • DVD ALEXANDRA Pauline Vaillancourt / Zack Settel / Yan Muckle, Stage Direction Pauline Vaillancourt, 8 performers and 6 musicians, In Extensio Ensemble — Conducted by Cristian gort

2012

  • Premiere of the road opera ALEXANDRA, original concept, stage direction, and performance by Pauline Vaillancourt, music Zack Settel, libretto Yan Muckle, stage design Jocelyne Alloucherie, Video Jean Décarie et Catherine Parent. A Chants Libres Production, Usine C Montreal

2012

  • PIERROT LUNAIRE, concert, Pauline Vaillancourt soloist — Orchestre de l’Université de Montréal, Conducted by Jean-Loup Gagnon, Salle Claude-Champagne, Montreal

2011

  • Premiere of ARIAS, a celebration of Chants Libres’ twentieth anniversary, original concept and stage direction by Pauline Vaillancourt, excerpts of thirteen operas created by Chants Libres. A Chants Libres production, Monument-National, Montreal

2009

  • DVD ALTERNATE VISIONS John Oliver/ Genni Gunn, Stage Direction Pauline Vaillancourt, 7 performers + the Tim Brady Ensemble — Conducted by Cristian Gort

2008

  • DVD L’ARCHANGE Pauline Vaillancourt / Louis Dufort / Alexis Nouss, 4 perfromers, electroacoustic music

2008

  • Oper’installation L’ARCHANGE, original concept and stage direction Pauline Vaillancourt, remount, music Louis Dufort, libretto Alexis Nouss, visual design Alain Pelletier, Station C (Montreal)

2007

  • Creation of the Augmented Opera ALTERNATE VISIONS, Directed by Pauline Vaillancourt, music John Oliver, libretto Genni Gunn, visuals Jean Décarie, a Chants Libres Production Usine C Montreal
  • Direction of Master Class Workshop at Chants Libres

2006

  • Teaching at the Doctoral level in “Pratiques des Arts de la scène” at Uqam
  • Direction of Mater Class Workshop at Chants Libres
  • Residence at CIAM at Uqam

2005

  • Creation of the oper’installation L’Archange, original concept and stage direction by Pauline Vaillancourt, music Louis Dufort, libretto Alexis Nouss, video installation Alain Pelletier, Station C (Montreal)
  • Tour of Scelsi, (Paris, Rome, Festival Roma-Europa, Festival WienModern)

2005

  • DVD L’ENFANT DES GLACES Pauline Vaillancourt / Zack Settel, 2 performers, electroacoustic music, Jean Maheux, Pauline Vaillancourt, DVD 5000 ATMA Classique

2004

  • The Wings of Daedalus, Teatro Olimpico (Rome), Teatro Morlacchi (Pérouge), Teatro Orfeo (Tarante), Teatro Politeama (Gênes), Teatro Verdi (Florence), Teatro Arena del Sole (Bologne), reprise
  • Direction of Chants Libres’ first training workshop
  • Becomes a member-researcher of DEII (Laboratoire d’Environnements Immersifs et Interactifs), Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).

2003

  • Creation of the cyber-opera The Wings of Daedalus by Maurizio Squillante / Stelarc, Title Role: Pauline Vaillancourt; as part of the ENIOP. Théâtre d’Ascoli (Italy), Arsenal de Metz (France) and 38e Rugissant (Grenoble), Co-production Namasté (France), Pan 3.1 (Italy) and Chants libres
  • L’Enfant des glaces, Z. Settel and P. Vaillancourt, Off- Festival Théâtre des Amériques, remounted in Montreal

2002

  • L’Enfant des glaces, Z. Settel and P. Vaillancourt Festival 6tage’Oper, remount Germany, Dusseldorf,
  • Invited to the Studio du Québec in New York.

2001

  • Creation: Kami, by Susumu Yoshida, directed by Michel Rostain, Quimper, France
  • Recital, Festival pour orgues, with Jean-Eudes Vaillancourt, Montreal
  • Lulu, le chant souterrain, techn’opera by Alain Thibault and Yan Muckle, directed by Wajdi Mouawad, remount a Chants Libres production, Montreal
  • Événement Lundi du DA. Théâtre de Quat’sous, pianist: Jean-Eudes Vaillancourt, directed by Pauline Vaillancourt Montreal
  • Les Enfantines, Moussorsky, 50th anniversary of l’Université de Montréal, pianist J-E Vaillancourt, Montreal

2000

  • Creation of L’Enfant des Glaces, Electr’opera by Zack Settel and Pauline Vaillancourt (orginal concept, director and performer) a Chants Libres production. Montreal
  • Récitations Georges Aperghis, directed and performed by Pauline Vaillancourt. Montreal
  • Chants du capricorn,e Carnegie Hall, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, dir. Juan Pablo Izquierdo, NY and Pittsburgh
  • Symphonie du Millénaire, Creation: work by Louis Dufort. Montreal
  • Creation of Lulu, le chant souterrain, techno’opera by Alain Thibault and Yan Muckle, directed by Wajdi Mouawad. a Chants Libres production, Festival Montréal en Lumière. Montreal

1999

  • NewOp 8: Chants du capricorne by Giacinto Scelsi, directed and performed by Pauline Vaillancourt, a Chants Libres production. Montreal
  • NewOp 8: La Porte by José Evangelista. Alexis Nouss directed by Joseph St-Gelais, Semaine de la musique québécoise pour la voix, Montreal
  • Chants du capricorne by Giacinto Scelsi, directed and performed by Pauline Vaillancourt a Chants Libres production, remount Gand, Belgique

1998

  • Cantates opus 29 and 31 by Anton Webern. Orchestre National, directed by Gianluigi Gelmetti. Lyon, Geneva
  • Princesse blanche by Bruce Mather and Renald Tremblay/Rilke directed by Guy Beausoleil, a Chants Libres production, Orchestre NEM, Conductor Lorraine Vaillancourt, remount, Montreal
  • Yo soy la desintegracion, Autumn Leaf Performance, Jean Piché, Yan Muckle, original concept, directed and performed by Pauline Vaillancourt a Chants Libres production, remount Toronto

1997

  • Creation of Yo soy la desintegracion ean Piché and Yan Muckle-Kahlo, original concept, directed and performed by Pauline Vaillancourt, a Chants Libres production, Montreal
  • Le Vampire et la nymphomane by Serge Provost and Claude Gauvreau, directed by Lorraine Pintal, a Chants Libres production, remount Montréal

1996

  • Creation of Le Vampire et la nymphomane by Serge Provost and Claude Gauvreau, directed by Lorraine Pintal, a Chants Libres production, Montréal
  • Chants du capricorne by Giacinto Scelsi, directed and performed by Pauline Vaillancourt, a Chants Libres production, remount Montréal
  • Chants du capricorne de Giacinto Scelsi, Autumn Leaf Performance, directed and performed by Pauline Vaillancourt, a Chants Libres production, remount Toronto

1995

  • Pierrot Lunaire by Schoenberg and Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen by Mahler, NEM, directed by Gabriel Charpentier, Conductor Lorraine Vaillancourt, Montreal and Canadian tour
  • Ne blâmez jamais les bédouisn by Alain Thibault and René-Daniel Dubois, Autumn Leaf, Sonic Boom Festival, a Chants Libres production, remount Toronto
  • Creation Chants du Capricorne by Giacinto Scelsi, directed and performed by PaulineVaillancourt a Chants Libres production, Montreal
  • Ne blâmez jamais les bédouins by Alain Thibault and René-Daniel Dubois, Contemp’Aria Festival, a Chants Libres production, remount Victoria, British-Columbia

1994

  • Creation of La princesse blanche by Bruce Mather and Renald Tremblay/Rilke, directed by Guy Beausoleil, a Chants Libres production, Orchestre Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Conductor Lorraine Vaillancourt, Montreal
  • Ne blâmez jamais les bédouins by Alain Thibault and René-Daniel Dubois, Small scale opera conference1994 Atelier du Rhin, remount Colmar, France
  • Ne blâmez jamais les bédouins by Alain Thibault and R.D. Dubois, Traquen’art Festival de la voix ’94, Montreal
  • Sapho by Michel-Georges Brégent, Société Radio-Canada "Radio-Concert" SMCQ. Montreal
  • Lonely child by Claude Vivier, Conductor Sam Wong, NAC Orchestra, National Arts Centre, Ottawa
  • Concert Frank Zappa, dir. Walter Boudreau, International Jazz Festival / ACREQ, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
  • Concert Frank Zappa, directed by Walter Boudreau, ACREQ, Houston Festival, Texas
  • Concert Frank Zappa, directed by Walter Boudreau, Salle Pierre-Mercure, Montreal
  • Angel in my Heart by Franco Donatoni, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, conducted by Lorraine Vaillancourt, Montreal
  • Récitations by Georges Aperghis, directed by Pauline Vaillancourt, a Chants Libres production, Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui, Montréal

1993

  • Creation of Il suffit d’un peu d’air by Claude Ballif and Renald Tremblay, directed by Joseph Saint-Gelais, a Chants Libres production, Montreal
  • Creation of Dialogue, booklet/directed by Jean-Pierre Ronfart with Claude Lamothe, Espace libre, Montreal
  • Ein Horn by Serge Provost, Rilke, McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble, remount Toronto
  • Creation of Ein Horn de Serge Provost, Rilke, McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble, Montreal
  • Les Chants Indiens by Stockhausen, L’Atelier du Rhin, directed by Pierre Barrat. Colmar, France
  • Concert Frank Zappa, dir. Walter Boudreau, ACREQ, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. Montreal
  • Concert Frank Zappa, dir. Walter Boudreau, ACREQ, Music Gallery, CBC Toronto

1992

  • Un Recitativo by Stefano Gervasone, Radio- France, Ensemble Itinéraire
  • Le soleil et l’acier by Alain Thibault 4e Festival de Musique Electronique, Caracas, Venezuela
  • Ne blâmez jamais les bédouins, Thibault /Dubois, Festival International de Théâtre de Caracas, Venezuela
  • Les Illumination by Benjamin Britten, Didon and Enée by Henri Purcell, Orchestre de Chambre Tchécoslovaque, Opéra de Vichy, France
  • Peau, Chair et Os, Thibault /Heiner Müller, Carbone14, directed by Gilles Maheu, National Arts Centre, Ottawa
  • Creation: L’adorable verrotière by Serge Provost, Société Royale du Canada, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, conducted by Lorraine Vaillancourt, Montreal

1991

  • Creation of Complete works of Claire Shapira, dir. Luca Pfaff, Radio-France, Paris
  • Rivage à l’abandon, Thibault/Müller, Director: Gilles Maheu (Carbone 14) Théâtre de la Place, Liège, Belgique
  • Offrande by Serge Garant, Enregistrement Radio-Canada, Anthologie Garant, Dir. W. Boudreau, SMCQ
  • Le soleil et l’acier by Alain Thibault, Canadian tour, Vancouver, Banff, Montreal
  • Recital, works by Mather, Schumann, Fauré, Moussorsky, Chapelle Historique du Bon Pasteur, pianist: Jean-Eudes Vaillancourt, Montreal
  • Hommage à T.S. Eliot, Sofia Gubaidulina, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Conductor L. Vaillancourt, Montreal
  • Creation of Peau, Chair et Os, Alain Thibault/Heiner Müller, Carbone 14, directed by Gilles Maheu, Montreal
  • Creation of Ne blâmez jamais les Bédouins by Alain Thibault and René-Daniel Dubois, directed by Joseph Saint-Gelais, a Chants Libres production, Montreal

1990

  • Creation of Rivage à l’abandon by Alain Thibault/Heiner Müller, Director: Gilles Maheu (Carbone 14) Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal
  • Kopernicus by Claude Vivier, Vancouver New Music, Vancouver
  • Recital, works by Mather, Schumann, Fauré, pianist Jean-Eudes Vaillancourt, Châtelet, Paris, France
  • Recital, works by Pascal Dusapin, Chapelle Historique du Bon Pasteur, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, conducted by Lorraine Vaillancourt, Montreal

1989

  • La Porte (arrangement for instrumental ensemble), José Evangelista, conducted by Lorraine Vaillancourt, Radio-Canada, performed at the Prix Italia 1989
  • Pierrot Lunaire by Arnold Schœnberg, Conductor: Alain Neveu, Grenoble, France
  • Works by Gilbert Amy and Alain Gaussin, St-Germain-en-Laye, France
  • Marco Polo and Chants by Claude Vivier, Conductor: Lorraine Vaillancourt, Festival Almeida, London
  • Lettura di Dante and Kopernicus by Claude Vivier, Festival Voix Nouvelles de l’Abbaye de Royaumont, France
  • Creation of Pröve and Singhier, conducted by Lorraine Vaillancourt. Festival Voix Nouvelles de Royaumont, France
  • Works by Alain Thibault, Georges Aperghis, José Evangelista and Claude Vivier, GMEM, Marseille, France
  • Phèdre by Sylvano Bussoti, directed by Pierre Audi, Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur, Montreal

1988

  • Creation of Phèdre by Sylvano Bussoti, Director: Pierre Audi, North American Contemporary Music Festival, Buffalo (USA)
  • Olimpia de Maggi, Conductor: Arturo Tamayo, Ensemble InterContemporain, Paris, France
  • The Undivine Comedy by Michael Finnissy, Director: Pierre Audi, Théâtre de la Bastille, Paris, France
  • Creation of The Undivine Comedy by Michael Finnissy, Director: Pierre Audi, Festival Almeida, London

1987

  • Dallapicola, Stravinsky, Cohen, Ensemble InterContemporain, Paris France
  • La Voix Humaine, Poulenc and Vier Letzte Lieder, Richard Strauss, Director: Joseph St-Gelais, Conductor: Jean Eudes Vaillancourt. Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal
  • La Porte by José Evangelista and Alexis Nouss, Director: Joseph St-Gelais. Anger, Brême, Paris, France
  • Creation of La Porte by José Evangelista and A. Nouss, directed by J. St-Gelais. Événements du Neuf, Montréal
  • Creation of Du clair au sombre, Serge Nigg, Conductor: Fahrad Mechkat. Musique au Présent, France Musique, Paris
  • Les Illuminations by B. Britten, Conductor: Otokar Stejkal, Orchestre Tchécoslovaque, Quimper, Paris, France
  • Aventures et Nouvelles Aventures by Gyorgy Ligeti, Director: Pierre Audi. Musica 87, Festival Almeida, Strasbourg, France

1986

  • Exultate JubilateVêpres Solennelles by Mozart, conducted by Marc Soustrot, Orchestre des Pays de Loire, tour of France
  • Messie by Haendel, Conductor: Kurt Redel, Orchestre des Pays de la Loire, tour of France
  • Mamelles de Tirésias by Poulenc, Conductor: Henri Gallois, Opéra du Nord and FR3 Lille, France
  • Kopernikus and Lonely Child by Claude Vivier, Director: Pierre Audi, Festival Almeida, BBC London
  • Creation: Vêpres de la Vierge, Gilles Tremblay, Festival de Sylvanès, France
  • Satyricon by Bruno Maderna. Conductor: Luca Pfaff, Festival de Montpellier, France-Musique, France
  • Chants d’amour by Serge Garant, Conductor: Marius Constant, SMCQ Montreal

1985

  • Creation of L’Écharpe Rouge by Georges Aperghis and Alain Badiou, Director: Antoine Vitez, Lyon, Avignon, Paris (Palais de Chaillot) France
  • Creation of René Leibovitz, Conductor. Michael Luig., Festival de Musique Contemporaine de Angers, France
  • La Voix Humaine by Poulenc and Récitations by Georges Aperghis, directed by Pauline Vaillancourt, Festival de Valencia, Spain

1984-1983-1982…

  • Phonophonie by Maurizio Kagel and Pierrot Lunaire by Arnold Schœnberg, directed and performed by Pauline Vaillancourt, tour of Poland and Hungary: Gropus 7
  • Les Chants Indiens by Stockhausen, Montreal and Quebec City
  • Récitations by Georges Aperghis, directed and performed by Pauline Vaillancourt, Montreal
  • Sequenza tre by Berio and Opus 8, 13, 14, 23, 25 by Webern, SMCQ. Montreal
  • New Music Concerts (Toronto)
  • Vancouver: Berio, Vivier, etc.

CD ET DVD RÉCENTS

  • L’enfant des glaces, Zack Settel-Pauline Vaillancourt: ATMA CLASSIQUE — DVD2 5000
  • Yo soy la desintegracion, Jean Piché-Yan Muckle: AMBEROLA — AMBC cd.7109
  • The Dangerous Kitchen, Frank Zappa Ensemble: PORT-ROYAL — PR-cd.2210-2
  • La voix humaine Poulenc-Cocteau: SOCIETE NOUVELLE D’ENREGISTREMENT — SNE-595-CD
  • Improvisation, André Prévost: UMUS — UMM 103-CD
  • Orchestral works, Giacinto Scelsi: Carnegie Melon Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir: MODE NY — Mode95
  • La voix de l’oiseau, Bruce Mather: SNE — SNE-657-CD
  • Récitations, Georges Aperghis et Chants du Capricorne, Giacinto Scelsi: SOCIETE NOUVELLE D’ENREGISTREMENT — SNE-571-CD
  • Ein Horn, Serge Provost: SOCIETE NOUVELLE D’ENREGISTREMENT — SNE-589-CD
  • Ne blâmez jamais les Bédouins, Alain Thibault-René-Daniel Dubois: SONART — IMSO9202CD
  • Vêpres de la Vierge, Gilles Tremblay: ARIANE ScalenDisc — ARI/136 CD
  • La Porte, José Evangelista-Alexis Nousset M.Plume, Evangelista-Michaux: SONART — IMSO9304CD
  • Kopernikus, Claude Vivier: LES DISQUES SRC — MVCD 1047
  • Volt, le soleil et l’acier, Alain Thibault: EMPREINTES DIGITALES — IMED9003CD
  • Plume,un homme paisible, José Evangelista-Michaux: SALABERT/ACTUEL:SCD 9102
  • Lettura di dante, Hymnen an die Nacht, Proloque pour un Marco Polo, anthologie Claude Vivier: LES DISQUES SRC INTERNATIONAL — ACM36CD 14
  • Cage d’oiseau, Offrande 1, Serge Garant: DOBERMAN-YPPAN — DO-133LA

TRAINING align="center"

  • 2007 Residency at CIAM, UQAM
  • 2004 Member-Researcher at DEII (Laboratoire de développement en environnements immersifs et interactifs), UQAM
  • 2002 Residency at the Studio du Québec de Paris and New York
  • 2000 Residency at the Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal
  • 1999 Awarded the Prix d’interprète contemporaine de Flandres-Québec
  • 1997 Exchange through NAFTA with Mexico for the creation of Yo soy la desintegracion
  • 1985 Awarded the Prix d’excellence Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton.
  • Many A and B grants awarded by Québec and Canada

Training

  • 1963 to1970 École Vincent D’Indy, music and opera training
  • 1964 First Prize Solfège et Dictée Conservatoire de Québec à Québec
  • 1970 First Prize d’ Interprétation Conservatoire du Québec à Québec
  • 1977 Masters in Perfomance, Université de Montréal

Teaching

  • 2007 Doctorate, Atelier de creation, UQAM
  • 1990 to 2000 Ecole nationale de Théâtre de Montréal, Pose de voix chantée, part-time
  • 1992 Workshop leader, UQAM
  • 1989 Master Class, University of Toronto, Ontario
  • 1975 to 1983 École Nationale de Théâtre de Montréal, Pose de voix chantée, part-time
  • 1985 Master Class, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
  • 1980 to 1982 Training workshops, Université de Montréal

Founding Member

  • 1975 to 1980 TRIO 3
  • 1975 to 1983 Gropus 7, Ensemble de Théâtre Musical
  • 1990 to present Chants Libres, compagnie Lyrique de création
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