Diane Dufresne

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Diane Dufresne
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Dufresne performing 3 August 2008 at the Les FrancoFolies de Montréal.
Background information
Born (1944-09-30) 30 September 1944 (age 70)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupation(s) Singer
Painter
Years active 1969–present
Website dianedufresne.com

Diane Dufresne, CQ (born 30 September 1944 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a singer and painter, and has sung a number of classics of Quebec repertoire of popular songs.

Dufresne lived in Paris from 1965 to 1967 where she studied voice with Jean Lumière and dramatic art with Françoise Rosay. While there, she performed in noted boîtes à chansons such as l'Écluse, l'Échelle de Jacob, and le Caveau de la Bolée.

On her return to Montreal, she began a collaboration with composer François Cousineau, and lyricist Luc Plamondon.

Awards and recognition[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • 1969 — L'initiation
  • 1972 — Tiens-toé ben, j'arrive
  • 1973 — À part de d'ça, j'me sens ben
  • 1974 — 12 succès pop
  • 1975 — Sur la même longueur d'ondes
  • 1975 — Mon premier show (en public)
  • 1977 — Maman, si tu m'voyais... tu s'rais fière de ta fille!
  • 1978 — Olympia '78, volume 1et 2
  • 1978 — Starmania
  • 1979 — Starmania, le spectacle
  • 1979 — Striptease
  • 1982 — Turbulences
  • 1984 — Dioxine de carbone et son rayon rose
  • 1984 — Magie rose (en public)
  • 1985 — Chanteurs sans frontières (special participation)
  • 1986 — Follement vôtre
  • 1987 — Top secret
  • 1988 — Master série en 2 volumes (compilation album)
  • 1991 — Sans dessous dessus (compilation album)
  • 1993 — Détournement majeur
  • 1997 — Diane Dufresne
  • 2000 — Merci (compilation album: Quebec)
  • 2002 — Merci (compilation album: France)
  • 2005 — Diane Dufresne chante Kurt Weill, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin
  • 2007 — Effusions, accompanied by Alain Lefèvre

Shows[edit]

  • 1987 — Top Secret
  • 2002 — En liberté conditionnelle
  • 2004 — Symphonie de Kurt Weill (single concert)
  • 2006 — Plurielle en Quatre Tableaux

See also[edit]

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