Holder of a master's degree in voice from the University of Montreal, Louise Marcotte was subsequently a member of the Atelier Lyrique of the Opéra de Montréal.

She has several prizes and distinctions to her credit, including the First Prize of the Journées de la Musique française de Montréal, the Grand Prix Paul Derenne for French melody, the Third Prize for opera at the Paris International Song Contest and the First Prize of the Della Pergola singing competition in Montreal.

In 1995, her impressive performance of Marie in Alban Berg's opera Wozzeck at the Monument National in Montreal with the Nouvel Ensemble was highly acclaimed.

Louise Marcotte has an extremely varied repertoire. At the opera she sang Elvira (Don Giovanni) at the Loches festival in France, Micaela (Carmen) with the Virginia Opera and the Manitoba Opera. She has played Drusilla (L'Incoronazione di Poppea), Blanche (Les Dialogues des Carmélites), Elvira (L'Italiana in Algeri) with the Opéra de Montréal as well as at the Opéra de Québec, Olympia/ Giulietta/ Antonia/ Stella (Les Contes d'Hoffmann) with the Sarasota Opera in Florida, Métella (La vie Parisienne), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus) Société Lyrique du Royaume, Violette (Traviata) Orchester Symphonique de la Montérégie and most recently Missia (La Veuve Merry) at the Rimouski Opera.

She has sung with several orchestras such as the Orchester Symphonique de Montréal, the Orchester Métropolitain, du Grand Montréal, Les Violons du Roy, the Orchester Symphonique de Trois-Rivières as well as La Nouvele Sinfonie under the direction of Hervé Niquet and more recently with the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne under the direction of Lorraine Vaillancourt.

Very comfortable in sacred music, Ms. Marcotte has sung several works from the repertoire as a soloist, notably with the Montreal Philharmonic Society under the direction of Miklos Takacs.

Ms. Marcotte's discography includes The Complete Melodies for Soprano by Jean Langlais with pianist Brigitte Poulin on the Fonovox label, Les Mots D'Amour with pianist Janine Lachance on the Port-Royal label and Les Mélodies Favorites with Éditions Henry Lemoine in Paris. .

In addition, Louise Marcotte worked with the theater company Les Deux Monde and participated in the creation of the play Leit Motiv as an improvising singer alongside Réal Bossé and Marie Brassard.

For 6 years, teaching has occupied a large part of its activities. At Johanne Raby's musical comedy academy, Louise Marcotte is in charge of a good dozen students who are aiming for a career in musical comedy. Its role is mainly to provide them with a solid vocal technique while allowing them to develop their own vocal personality. Her dynamism and passion for her profession make Ms. Marcotte a stimulating and rigorous teacher with whom students feel confident.

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