Soprano Nathalie Paulin has established herself in the United States, Canada, Europe and the Far East as an interpretive artist of the very first rank. Winner of a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Opera Performance, she has collaborated with internationally renowned conductors including Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Sir Roger Norrington, Bernard Labadie, Robert Spano, Kent Nagano, Mario Bernardi, and Andrew Litton, on both the concert platform and in opera. As well, critics have been lavish in their praise. Reviewing for the New York Times, Steve Smith noted that “Paulin [sings] with rich tone and compelling emotion.”, while Renaud Machart from Paris’ Le Monde writes: “Nathalie Paulin was impeccable in diction, musicality and style”. Ms. Paulin was featured by L’Opéra de Montréal as Mélisande in PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE, and Norina in DON PASQUALE and in the title role of Handel’s SEMELE for Chicago Opera Theater, Arizona Opera and Pacific Opera Victoria, as well as the title role in MANON for Calgary Opera, Opera de Québec and Opera Lyra Ottawa. She has also been heard as Pamina in DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE for Vancouver Opera, Antonia in THE TALES OF HOFFMANN and Susanna in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO for Cincinnati Opera, Micaëla in CARMEN FOR Opéra de Québec and Calgary Opera, and The Dallas Opera featured her in THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN, CARMEN and THE MERRY WIDOW.
Ms. Paulin has appeared with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra (Holland), at the Wexford Festival Opera (Ireland), and with Bard Summerscape (New York). Further engagements included Mozart’s REQUIEM with Toronto’s Talefmusik as well as with Alberta Ballet (Calgary and Edmonton), David’s LALLA ROUKH for Opera Lafayette (Washington D.C. and New York City), Handel’s MESSIAH in Denver with the Colorado Symphony, Métella in LA VIE PARISIENNE with L’Opéra de Québec, Vivier’s LONELY CHILD for l’Orchestre symphonique de Trois Rivières, Beethoven’s 9th symphony with the Seattle Symphony, in the role of Micaëla (CARMEN) with Opera Tampa (Florida), in the title role of Cavalli’s CALISTO with Cincinnati Opera and in concert with Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society. Recent and upcoming enagagements include MESSIAH for the New Jersey Symphony and Orchestre symphonique de Trois Rivieres, THEODORA for Vancourver Early Music, the Countess in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO for Opera Lyra Ottawa, Beethoven’s MASS IN C for Tafelmusik, Mozart’s REQUIEM for Symphony Nova Scotia, CARMINA BURANA for the Lanaudiere Festival and scenes from OEDIPE, SAPHO and MEDÉE for Opera Lafayette.
Nathalie Paulin has been teaching voice as well as French Mélodie for undergraduate students and Advanced French Lyric Diction for graduate students at the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto, since 2008. Nathalie has also been on faculty at VISI (Vancouver International Song Institute), Orford Music and at the Stratford Summer Music Vocal Academy.