Soprano Marianne Fiset is one of the best young Canadian vocalists. She won First Prize in the vocal category at the 2007 Montreal International Music Competition. She has won four other prizes in this same competition, including the Jean A. Chalmers Prize for the best Canadian artist, and the Prix Joseph-Rouleau for the best Québécois artist. The Conseil québécois de la musique named her Discovery of the Year for 2008 at its annual Opus prize-giving gala. In the same year, she was named Jeune soliste (young soloist) by the Radios Francophones Publiques (the association of French-language national radio networks of France, Switzerland, Belgium, and Canada). In 2009, she was one of the artists awarded the title “Révélation Radio-Canada Musique”.
Marianne Fiset has given numerous concerts and recitals in Canada, France, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, and the United Kingdom. She has performed at the Opéra de Montréal, the Opéra de Québec, and at Saskatoon Opera. Marianne Fiset has sung with most of the major orchestras and at the major musical events in Canada. In particular, she has performed at the Festival Luminato in Toronto, at Festival Vancouver, the Domaine Forget International Music Festival, the Festival de Lanaudière, and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra’s Festival Bel Canto; and she has given concerts with the Violons du Roy, the Orchestre symphonique de Québec, the Orchestre Métropolitain, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Kingston Symphony, the Orchestre Mondial des Jeunesses Musicales, and the Orchestre de la Francophonie canadienne. She has also sung with the Orchestre symphonique de Tours and the Orquestra Sinfonica RTVE of Madrid. A graduate of the Conservatoire de musique de Québec, she was a member of the Opéra de Montréal’s Atelier lyrique from 2005 to 2007. Marianne Fiset studied with Jacqueline Martel-Cistellini, and furthered her studies with the renowned artists Cesar Ulloa, Denise Massé, Gerald Martin Moore, and Carol Isaac.