Canadian baritone Marc Boucher made his Opera Hamilton debut as Baron Douphol in this seasons Traviata. Recent appearances include the lead baritone role in Thais with Opera In Concert and Elder McLean in Susannah and the Police Inspector in The Consul with Montreal Opera. Upcoming engagements include Escamillo in a production of Carmen in North Carolina. He returns to Montreal Opera for the title role in Pelléas et Melisande in 2001.
On the concert stage Mr Boucher recently made his Montreal Symphony debut singing the Duruflé Requiem. Recent engagements include Carmina Burana in Florida, Fauré's Requiem in Montreal, Handel's Messiah in Halifax, Sarnia, and Edmonton, Haydn's Creation in Montreal, Handel's Judas Maccabeus in St Catherines and a Rogers and Hammerstein Pops program with the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony. Forthcoming engagements include Bach's Peasant Cantata with the Canadian Chamber Ensemble, Carmina Burana with the Laval Symphony, and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the McGill Chamber Orchestra.
An award-winning recitalist Mr Boucher's engagements this season include a Poulenc program for the Viva Voce series in Kitchener, a mixed program in Toronto and Monte Carlo, and a private French Melodies program for the French Embassy in Ottawa. He has been heard coast to coast on both French and English CBC networks.