Gaétan Sauvageau is probably one of the most versatile tenors of his generation. Encouraged by his mother he discovered singing when he was three. His vocal development began, several years later, with Manécanterie des Petits Chanteurs, a boy’s choir in Beloeil. In secondary school he became a free spirit and lead singer in several pop groups. Later, his decision to continue voice training brought him to the Université de Montréal and to McGill, where he earned several degrees. More recently, he has won national and international fame both as a member of Quartom and as a soloist. He has sung the role of Don José more than 20 times, in Canada, France, and Germany. As well, he has performed in Opéra de Montréal productions of Verdi’s Il Trovatore; Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi; and, in the winter 2011 season, Richard Strauss’ Salomé, under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin.