Since 1998, Canadian baritone Marc Boucher has had an active career performing in operas, symphony concerts, and recitals. His roles include, among others: Cithéron (in Platée, by Rameau) at the Megaron opera house in Athens; Escamillo (in Carmen, by Bizet) for the Irish television network in Dublin; and Sacristain (in Tosca, by Puccini) at Brest, Reims, and Tourcoing. He has also sung at the Académie Francis-Poulenc de Tours, the Chapelle Royale de Versailles, and at the Théâtre des ChampsÉlysées in Paris. He has a strong interest in French song and, in collaboration with the Canadian publisher XXI-Universal Productions, is working on restoring the prestige of this repertoire for the delectation
of connoisseurs. At the same time, in collaboration with conductor Michel Brousseau, he has uncovered, in France, the original scores of La Messe solennelle de saint Remi and La Messe de la Délivrance. He was the guest soloist when these two works, little known tomusic lovers, received their North American premieres, inMay 2008 and June 2009, respectively. The Conseil québécois de la musique has twice awarded Marc Boucher a Prix Opus for recording of the year: in the classical music category in 2007, and for outreach outside Quebec in 2008.