Suzanne Taffot


Acclaimed by critics as “a voice to follow,” Canadian-Cameroonian soprano Suzanne Taffot is distinguished
by her rich and colourful timbre, her ease on stage and her convincing interpretations.

Having made her début with the Orchestre Métropolitain of Montreal under the direction of Yannick
in Fauré’s Requiem, Suzanne Taffot has appeared in Brahms‘ Ein deutsches Requiem also with
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting. She recently sang the role of Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen with Orchestre
Classique de Montréal and Lauretta in a concert with Opéra de Québec. The previous season saw her in the role
of Mademoiselle in the world premiere of the opera Le Flambeau by Haitian composer David Bontemps, with
Orchestre Classique de Montréal under Boris Brott. At Opéra de Montréal and Opéra de Québec, she sang the
role of Chanteuse d’opéra in the world premiere of Yourcenar: une île de passions.

A much sought-after concert artist, Suzanne Taffot will sing the soprano solo in Dvořák‘s Stabat Mater at
Maison Symphonique de Montréal with Louis Lavigueur conducting the Sinfonia Orchestra of Montreal. Concert
appearances also brought her to the New World Philharmonic Orchestra under Michel Brousseau, with the
Ottawa Choral Society under Jean-Sébastien Vallée, and as soloist in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with the
Orchestre Classique de Montréal under the baton of Boris Brott.

At Opéra de Limoges, Ms. Taffot sang the roles of Bergère and Chouette in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges.
She also appeared, to great critical acclaim, as Mimi in Puccini’s La Bohème at Munich’s Gärtnerplatztheater, at
the Shenzhen and Xiamen Opera Houses, at the Kosice Symphony Hall, and as Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Così fan tutte
and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with OpéraAmore in Montreal. At the Chorégies d’Orange, Suzanne appeared
as Mimi in a “Jeunes Talents“ performance and Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at Saguenay St. Jean.

Suzanne Taffot participated in the recording of a CD of songs and airs by George Gershwin with the
Orchestre La Sinfonia de Lanaudière under the baton of Stéphane Laforest.

At the 2022 International Competition of African Opera Voices in Paris, Suzanne Taffot was awarded first
prize in the Lied category, second prize in the Opera category and won the Opera for Peace price, earning her
invitations to appear at Opéra de Tours, Opéra de Montpellier, and Opéra de Toulon. Named Jeune Espoir Lyrique
Québecoise 2017/18, Suzanne was three times winner of the Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques award and won
numerous awards and prizes at other international competitions.

A native of Cameroon and French citizen, Suzanne Taffot graduated from the University of Montreal
under the tutelage of renowned soprano Adrienne Savoie and Louise Andrée Baril, obtaining her master’s degree
with the mark “excellent.“ Ms. Taffot had previously completed studies of law and is a lawyer admitted to the
Canadian bar; she is the founder of the law firm Herrit Attorneys, a firm committed to equity and diversity in the
legal field.

Photo by Kevin Calixte