First opera prize at the Canari International Singing Competition in Corsica (chaired by Gabriel Bacquier) and winner of the audience's prize at the Marmande International Singing Competition in France, baritone Dominique Côté is hailed by the public and critics for his warm voice and his moving interpretations. The New York Times called his recent performances in Une Éducation Manquée by Chabrier and Léonore de Gavaux in New York and Washington a "fine vocal performance". His portrayal of the Countess in the opera Les Feluettes by Michel Marc Bouchard and Kevin March at the Edmonton Opera has been described as "virtuoso" by the press.

 

Recently, he sang Four Bach Cantatas  with Les Violons du Roy conducted by Alexander Weimann in Montreal and Quebec City and Fauré’s and Duruflé’s Requiem with Ensemble Vocal Art-Québec under the direction of Francis Choinière at  Maison Symphonique and Palais Montcalm.  He was also Schaunard in Puccini's La Bohème with Opéra du Royaume and Sancho in Boismortier’s Don Quichote chez La Duchesse with L'Ensemble Caprice.  In 2021, he was part of the Opéra de Québec Gala for Valentine's Day directed by Jean-Marie Zeitouni, he sang Anthony Candolino in Les Leçons de Maria Callas at Festival Opéra de Québec and sang Brahms' Liebeslieders with  soprano Karina Gauvin for the Montreal Chamber Music Festival.  He also participated in several recordings of shows with the OSM during the closing of the halls.

 

In recent years, Dominique has sung Dr Falke in La Chauve Souris at Grand Théâtre de Genève under the direction of Theodor Guschlbauer and at Opéra de Montréal under the direction of Timothy Vernon, he was one of the main performers in L'Affaire Tailleferre conducted by  Christophe Rousset at the Limoges Opera which was broadcast nationally and produced on DVD by Bel-Air Media.  Also, Baron Koffre in Offenbach’s Le Roi Carotte at the Lille Opera staged by Laurent Pelly, Ajax II in Offenbach’s La Belle Hélène at Marseille Opera, Frédéric in Delibes’s Lakmé at Opéra de Montréal, without forgetting the title role of Nelligan written by André Gagnon and Michel Tremblay at Opéra de Québec, Opéra de Montréal and on disc with Montreal Symphony Orchestra.

Also trained as an actor, Dominique has played several roles on the small screen, including Étienne Bernard in Emma on TVA and Renaud in Virginie on the CBC. Very popular in musical works with dialogues, we have heard it in Strauss's Die Fledermaus at the Geneva, Montreal and Quebec Opera houses, Hérold's Le Pré aux Clercs at the Wexford Opera Festival, Offenbach's La Belle Hélène at the Marseille Opera, Carmen by Bizet at the Pacific Opera Victoria and at the Opéra de Montréal, Le Roi Carotte by Offenbach at the Opéra de Lille…

 

In concert, he sings under the direction of conductor such as Jacques Lacombe, Kent Nagano, Theodor Guschlbauer, Christophe Rousset, Dina Gilbert, Jean-Marie Zeitouni, Alexander Weimann, Francis Choinière, Simon Leclerc, Martin Dagenais, Timothy Vernon and John Keenan various works like Carmina Burana de Orff, Te Deum by Lully, Requiems by Fauré, Mozart, Brahms and Duruflé, Messiah by Handel, as well as several extracts from operas.

 

His discography includes several world premieres: La Société Anonyme des Messieurs Prudents by Louis Beydts with the Avignon-Provence Orchestra conducted by Samuel Jean, Nicandro e Fileno by Paolo Lorenzani with Les Boréades conducted by Francis Colpron, L'affaire Tailleferre by Germaine Tailleferre with the Opéra de Limoges conducted by Christophe Rousset, Léonore de Gavaux conducted by Ryan Brown with Opéra Lafayette and Gagnon's Nelligan with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal conducted by Jacques Lacombe.

His first solo album was released in February 2022: AMOUR ET FANTAISIE, devoted to the melodies of Lionel Daunais.  Produced by ATMA Classique with Esther Gonthier on the piano, the album is a great public and critical success.  Coming soon: A new recording of the opera Nelligan by André Gagnon and Michel Tremblay, as well as Don Quichotte chez La Duchesse de Boismortier, both for ATMA Classique.

 

He sang Berlioz's Lélio conducted by Maestro Nagano with OSM and he was the solo baritone in Carmina Burana with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens under the direction of Dina Gilbert, in Edward Clug's brand new choreography. He was extremely successful in the title role of Nelligan at the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, directed by Normand Chouinard. A full audio recording of this production will soon be available on the ATMA Classique label.

 

For the 2020-21 season, despite the pandemic we were able to hear him in Colorado and on the web in the title role of Le Maréchal Ferrant by Philidort with Opéra Lafayette as well as at the Gala de l'Opéra de Québec in February. He was also back with Les Cowboys Fringants and the OSM, for the web version of the immense success of their symphonic show. He played Anthony in Les Lessons de Maria Callas at the Festival Opera de Québec, directed by Jacques Leblanc. He sang Schaunard in Puccini’s La Bohème at l’Opera du Royaume and Brahms Liebeslieder with soprano Karina Gauvin for Montreal Chamber Music Festival.

Soon: Charpentier’s Te Deum with Hervé Niquet in Montréal and Québec, a come back at OSM with Les Cowboys Fringants, Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas with Ensemble Caprice, Schaunard in La Bohème with Jean-Marie Zeitouni and l’OSTR…

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