DorotheaVentura

Dorothéa Ventura is very active in the Quebec artistic scene. A versatile artist, she performs as a singer, harpsichordist, dancer, actress, choral conductor and vocal coach with the most prestigious musical ensembles in Quebec, Canada and Europe. Of the 500 or so productions she has been a part of, many have won Prix Opus, Prix Juno and ADISQ nominations. Her discography includes some fifteen recordings as harpsichordist, soloist and chorister.

She is the new artistic director of the Quebec early music ensemble Les Idées heureuses, which is completing its 37th season.

She co-founded the Ensemble ALKEMIA, promoting the exploration of a cappella vocal music, a finalist in the Early Music America Competition in New York and nominated for the 2014 and 2015 Prix Opus for Best Concert of the Year.

With violinist Olivier Brault, she collaborated on the creation of the ensemble Sonate 1704, aimed at discovering the repertoire of violin sonatas in 18th-century France.

She directs the Opus Novum choir and sits on the artistic committee of La Nef, teaches harpsichord and basso continuo at Université de Montréal, teaches harpsichord at Cégep de Trois-Rivières, and is a regular teacher at Camp musical CAMMAC. A private vocal coach for professional singers, notably at the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal and McGill University, she was musical assistant to conductors Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Hervé Niquet and Andrew Parrott on several Baroque opera productions at the Opera de Montréal and Toronto’s Opera Atelier. Following solid training in classical, modern and baroque dance, she joined the baroque dance company Les Jardins chorégraphiques in 2009.

As an actress, Dorothéa Ventura has appeared in several short films and plays, including the 150 performances of La mélodie du bonheur, directed by Denise Filiatrault, from 2010 to 2015.

Dorothéa has been a Cammac participant since she was a teenager, and has taught music and dance there since 1996.