Cassiopée

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Cassiopée
Birth name Véronique Lapierre
Born (1977-10-16)October 16, 1977
Quebec City, Canada
Genres Rock, Pop, Metal, Opera
Occupations Singer, Performer
Instruments vocals
Associated acts Cirque du Soleil, Anemonia

Cassiopée (born 16 October 1977, Quebec, Canada) is a French Canadian singer and entertainer. Since 2011, she has played the lead female character Lia in Cirque du Soleil show, Zarkana. She also plays three of the four other female parts in the production.

Biography[edit]

Cassiopée began her artistic training at the age of 4, with dance (jazz, ballet, tap and flamenco). At 14, she began her classical voice and music training and pop-rock singing. She also studied acting and many others relevant skills.

She started her professional career by performing in over 500 shows by the French-traditional cabaret company's Les Folie's De Paris in Quebec City, Canada and then in Lille and Cannes, France, as a dancer, magician's assistant, entertainer, and lead singer, before moving to Montreal in 2000 as the star of another cabaret and musical company, La Troupe Paris Paris.[1]

In 2002, she was awarded Best Interpreter and Best On-Stage Presence at Le Festival International De la Chanson De Granby (FIGC) where she also received the "Étoile Galaxie" prize.[2][3] In 2004, she won the "Félix du Spéctacle" prize for her interpretation of Don Juan, edited at Adisq[clarification needed]. In 2006, she was a judge at the FICG.[4] That same year she received the Radio-Star Fund.[5]

Following the release of her first album, she was invited to perform during Canada Day's celebrations in Ottawa in 2009.[6]

She is also known as the lead singer for the symphonic metal band Anemonia. Second among over a thousand candidates, she was short-listed for the Nightwish's singer job to replace Tarja Turunen.[7]

She has performed on stage more than 3,000 times for national and international events. Such presentations include Paris Paris,[8] Don Juan, Si Alys m’était chantée, Du Rock à l’Opéra, Show Harley, Joe Dassin, la Grande Fête Musicale,[9] Dracula, entre l'amour et la mort, Rencontres, Paris/Québec sous les Étoiles for the celebrations of Quebec City's 400th anniversary, Sherazade, and les 1001 Nuits.[10]

Since 2011, she has played the lead female character Lia in Cirque du Soleil's new show, Zarkana. She also plays three of the four other female parts in the production and lends her voice to the fourth one.

Discography[edit]

  • Djinninia the witch and chorister, Sherazade, Les 1001 Nuits, Revel Productions[11]
  • Cassiopée, solo album (April 11, 2006)[12][13][14]
  • The song "Coeur de Pierre" and appearances "Seul" and "L'Amour Est Plus Fort" on the Don Juan musical album by Félix Gray (March 7 2005),[15] Mercury
  • Guest singer, the Christmas album Le Noël angélique de Sœur Angèle (December 5, 2006)[16]
  • Theme song for Divers/Cité festival Sweet Dreams[17]
  • Singer in metal band Anemonia, Moonlit Numina album (October 2009)[18]
  • Promotional song for Cirque Du Soleil's Zarkana (2011)[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cassiopée". ReverbNation. Retrieved 2012-06-28. 
  2. ^ Cormier, Sylvain (2002-09-23). "34e Festival international de la chanson de Granby - Divinité grecque et drôle d'elfe au palmarès". Le Devoir. Retrieved 2010-11-26. 
  3. ^ Blais, Marie-Christine (2008-09-20). "Jour de fête à Granby". Cyberpresse. Retrieved 2010-11-26. 
  4. ^ "Centrart.qc.ca". Centrart.qc.ca. Retrieved 2012-06-28. 
  5. ^ "Fonds Radio-Star". Fonds Radio-Star. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  6. ^ "Patrimoine canadien - Le Canada en fête! Biographies des artistes". Pch.gc.ca. 2009-05-28. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  7. ^ [1][dead link]
  8. ^ "Paris Paris". Surlenet.ca. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  9. ^ "Spectacle Joe Dassin". Spectacle Joe Dassin. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  10. ^ Sherazade[dead link]
  11. ^ "Les milles et une nuits : Sherazade - Divers genres | Archambault". Archambault.ca. Retrieved 2012-06-28. 
  12. ^ [2][dead link]
  13. ^ "Cassiopée : Archive vidéo : Vidéos". Videos.lcn.canoe.ca. 2009-04-23. Retrieved 2012-06-28. 
  14. ^ "Critique de son album sur Radio-Canada". Radio-canada.ca. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  15. ^ "Don Juan - Don Juan (artistes variés)". Postedecoute.ca. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  16. ^ "«L'Industrie de Noël» - Peu de CD d'artistes québécois en 2006 | Nouvelles | Musique | Canoë". Fr.canoe.ca. 2006-12-18. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  17. ^ "D/C Divers/Cité D/C". Diverscite.org. Retrieved 2012-06-28. 
  18. ^ "Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives - Anemonia - Moonlit Numina". The Metal Archives. Retrieved 2012-06-28. 
  19. ^ "Zarkana | New York & Las Vegas Show". Cirque du Soleil. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 

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