Artists biographies
Yannick-Muriel Noah

The Canadian soprano Yannick-Muriel Noah is known in Europe and North America for her opulent lyricism and the dramatic intensity of her performances. Her ‘vocal luminosity, physical endurance and range of expression’ (Theater Pur), her ‘dramatic flair’ (New York Times), her ‘deep emotions and incredible stage presence’ (General Anzeiger) and her ‘outstanding […] dulcet soprano’ (Opernglas) are acclaimed. She has worked with famous conductors such as Yoav Talmi, Nicola Luisotti, Will Humburg, Richard Bradshaw and Alfred Eschwé.

In Canada Noah celebrated big successes as Madama Butterfly with the Canadian Opera Company (COC) – a role she would later play for the Staatsoper Hannover as well. She could also be seen in this role at the San Francisco Opera. She sang ‘Tosca’ with the COC and sang the role of Mona in the premiere of James Rolfe’s ‘Swoon’. She played Margherita in ‘Mefistofele’ in Valencia, Spain, and also toured Catalonia as Aida. In Britain she performed at the premiere of Emily Hall’s ‘Sante’ with Aldeburgh Productions and the Almeida Theatre. In Austria she sang ‘Aida’ and ‘La Wally’ at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt and ‘Aida’ at the Opernfestspiel Sankt Margarethen. Further European engagements included ‘Aida’ for the Lyric Opera Dublin and ‘Ariadne auf Naxos’ and ‘Aida’ in Heidelberg. She sang ‘Aida’ with the Michigan Opera Theatre in the United States; in Australia she opened the Melbourne Festival in Michel van der Aa’s ‘After Life’.

Since 2013 she has been a regular member of the Theater Bonn, where she has sung roles such as Aida, Tosca, Leonore, Liù in ‘Turandot’, and Antigone in Julian Anderson’s ‘Thebans’. She debuted as Rusalka and once again sang Madama Butterfly.

Noah’s many accolades included highly respected prizes at several international competitions. Born in Madagascar, Noah initially completed a bachelor’s degree in architecture at Carleton University, before completing her vocal training.

Appearances at the
Beethovenfest 2017

Appearances at the
Beethovenfest 2014