Marie-Josée Lord began her professional career in the fall of 2003 in the role of Liù in the opera Turandot (Puccini), at the Opéra de Québec. In February 2004, Montreal audiences were seduced by her interpretation of Mimi in La Bohème (Puccini), in a production of the Opéra de Montréal. Then, in October 2005, she performed Laoula in L’Étoile (Chabrier) at the Opéra de Montréal. In September 2006, she opened the Opéra de Montréal season in the title role of Suor Angelica (Puccini). She appeared as Marie-Jeanne in the world premiere of Starmania (Plamondon/Berger) in a lyrical version, at the Opéra de Québec in May 2008 and at the Opéra de Montréal in March 2009. In the fall of 2009, she brilliantly played the role of Nedda (I Pagliacci) at the Opéra de Montréal. In the spring of 2012, Marie-Josée Lord was heard as Meg Page in the opera Falstaff (Verdi) at the Opéra de Québec. In January 2014 we heard her in the role of Serena in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess presented for the first time at the Opéra de Montréal. More recently, in February 2017, it was as Ms. Lidoine, in Poulenc’s Les Dialogues des Carmélites that the Montreal public was able to see her again.
Her irresistible charisma, generosity and passion for opera make Marie-Josée Lord a guest of choice on several television and radio shows (Tout le monde en parle, Studio 12, En direct de l’Univers, etc.) On October 28, 2012, Ms. Lord made her Toronto debut at the Royal Conservatory’s prestigious Koerner Hall as part of the Montreal Toronto series.
Marie-Josée Lord has performed several performances with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Métropolitain under the direction of Kent Nagano, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Paul Nadler, Alain Trudel and many others.