Steeve Michaud

Steeve ColouredKnown for his bright and warm tone, his remarkable musicality and his charisma on stage, French-Canadian lirico-spinto tenor Steeve Michaud shines brightly among the sought-after singers of his generation embracing an international career having performed concerts in Canada, United States, France, Austria, Italy and in China.
Since his operatic debut as Alfredo in La Traviata with l’Opéra de Montréal, Steeve has added many roles to his repertoire for which he received critical acclaims such as: Hoffman, Don José, Werther, Romeo, Rodolfo, Il Duca, MacDuff, Pinkerton, Caravadossi, Canio and Calaf.
Praised as a “…very beautiful lirico-spinto voice, warm, flexible, with vibrant high notes…” and an “…excellent Hoffman, [with] a voice as impressive as his acting skills, expressive, powerful, true and nuanced” by L’Opéra Revue d’art lyrique, Winter 2017 and Fall 2015, Steeve continue to reach new heights.
Over the last years, Steeve has worked with many opera houses and symphonic orchestras in Canada, including l’Opéra de Québec, Opéra de Montréal, Calgary Opera, Hamilton Opera, Opera Ontario, Ottawa Pellegrini Opera, Altamura Opera Festival (US), Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Orchestre Métropolitain, Orchestre symphonique of Gatineau, Orchestre philharmonique du Nouveau-Monde, Sinfonia of Lanaudière.
Last summer, he was abroad touring in Italy, France and Austria, ending his European tour with a recital at the Teatro La Fenice in Osimo Italy.  In 2016, Steeve made his role début as Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi at the Opéra de Québec, conducted by maestro Joseph Rescigno and staged by Micheal Cavanagh. Steeve also excels in performing a vast repertoire of oratorio and sacred music.  He has performed as a soloist in Mozart’s Requiem, Händel’s Messiah, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, 9th Symphony and Christus am Öberge; Puccini’s Missa di Gloria; Honegger’s King David; Dubois’s oratorio Le Paradis perdu and Viardot’s Cinderella.
This year began with Roxanne’s Requiem by modern composer Michel Massé and upcoming engagements includes a series of “Italy’s Memories” recitals, Caravadossi in Puccini’s Tosca for Ottawa’s Pellegrini Opera, Beethoven’s Mass in C major and Mozart’s Requiem. He will also be back in Europe to perform a Bel Canto concert with Neapolitan songs in Ancona, Italy, accompanied by the Sinfonia Orchestra of Ancona.
Over the years, Canadian lirico-spinto tenor Steeve Michaud has frequently been guest of many festivals and events such as Music and Beyond festival, Settimana Italiana Festival, Art of Music Festival, Jeux de la Francophonie, Premio Ragusani nel mondo Awards, to name a few.
Steeve had the privilege to work with renowned conductors and coaches such as Yannick-Nézet Séguin, Charles Dutoit, Anton Coppola, Joan Dorneman, William Hicks, Michael Fenelly and Pierre Vallet. He his a 2015 awardee of Les Jeunesses Musicales du Canada Foundation and other honorable recognitions, grants and awards from recognized organizations such as the New Talent prize from the Western Quebec Cultural Council, the Caruso International Voice Competition and the Puccini International Voice Competition.
The tenor is a former member and graduate from L’Atelier Lyrique, the Montreal Opera Young Artists Studio, the Vocal Arts Institute (IVAI), LaRoche d’Hys Academy, Nice International Summer Academy, and the Orford Summer Academy. He also holds a Master Degree in Vocal Performance from Université de Montréal. Steeve is currently working with well-known voice teacher David L. Jones in New York City and Metropolitan Opera’s assistant conductors Denise Massé and Gildo DiNunzio.