Jonathan Gagné is a critically acclaimed and award wining tenor who completed a master’s
degree at McGill University. He was the lead singer and co-composer of a rock band named
Noēsis, who came out with an album in 2016 (distributed worldwide). In his operatic career, he
has the honor of singing with many professional opera companies as a soloist. He also sings in
different types of events and is praised for his versatility (sacred music, opera, pop, musical
At the Opéra de Québec, he sang the roles of “André Nault” (Louis Riel), “Borsa” (Rigoletto),
and “Abdallo” (Nabucco). With other houses, he has been “The Philistine messenger” (Samson
et Dalila) at the Opéra de Rimouski, as well as the “First priest” (Die Zauberflöte) and
“Ruggiero” (La liberazione di Ruggiero) at Opera McGill. As for sacred music, Jonathan sang as
a soloist in both Bach’s Magnificat and first Christmas Cantata in Saint-Hyacinthe, and in
Mozart’s Requiem with Anima Musica, in Montreal. The young tenor also had the honour to be
one of the soloists of the “Brigade lyrique” during the 2019 Festival d’opéra de Québec.
Most recently, Jonathan made his debut as “Rinuccio” in a very well received Gianni Schicchi by
Puccini, in Vancouver, and sung “Lippo Fiorentino” in Opera McGill’s production of Street
Scene by Kurt Weil. In April 2022, he was the featured opera singer in a wildly successful
variety show named “Les Carnavals du monde” in his hometown of Québec City.
While still being an active performing artist, Jonathan has great passion for teaching and is
thrilled to have a positive and meaningful impact on the next generation of artists!