Jean-Philippe Lazure tenor Jean-Philippe Lazure is a graduate of the Canadian Opera Company’s (COC) elite Ensemble Studio, where he sang Don Curzio in The Marriage of Figaro, and Conte Almaviva (The Barber of Seville). Mr. Lazure portrayed Cartier and Father André in the COC’s acclaimed 2017 production of Louis Riel, in Toronto, Ottawa and Quebec City. In demand as a soloist with orchestras and choirs throughout Canada, Jean-Philippe recently debuted with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in Handel’s Solomon. In 2023, he sings in the premiere of Water (Martin) with the Grand Philharmonic Choir (Kitchener). Jean-Philippe has performed in Messiah with the Gatineau Symphony Orchestra and Windsor Symphony, the St. Matthew Passion with the Chœur classique de Montréal, and Bach’s Lutheran Masses with the St. Lawrence Choir. He last appeared with the Ottawa Choral Society in March 2018, in Goodall’s poignant contemporary requiem Eternal Light. Jean-Philippe began the 2022 opera season as Remendado in the COC’s Carmen and will debut with Manitoba Opera as Ferrando in Così fan tutte. Recent performances include Remendado with Opera Kelowna, and Candide at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity: “Lazure was the perfect Candide, vocally, dramatically and musically, evincing the title character’s naivete with grace” (Calgary Herald). Jean‑Philippe sang the role of Georgie in Opera on the Avalon’s production of Ours (Estacio), commemorating the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in World War I.