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Leopold Simoneau
Birth: May 3, 1916
Death: Aug. 24, 2006

Opera Singer. He was one of Canada's most acclaimed opera singers and acknowledged as one the finest tenors in the world as an expert interpreter of Mozart. He made his debut in 1943, in a Montreal production of "The Marriage of Figaro". His career gained international notice in 1949, when he began performing in Paris, making records as a Mozart specialist. In the 1950s, he made concert performances with the Bel Canto Trio, in the 1960s went on to sing with many of the world's major orchestras, including New York's Metropolitan Opera and the Lyric Opera in Chicago. In 1972, he was appointed deputy head of the music division of the Quebec Ministry of Cultural Affairs pertaining to the Art of Opera. In the later 1970s, he and his wife moved to San Francisco, where they taught voice at the San Francisco Conservatory and staged opera for the world community of their art. In 1982, they moved to Victoria, where they founded the Canada Opera Piccola, an advanced training program for young singers world wide. In 1997, he was made a Knight of the National Order of Quebec. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Pierrette Alarie (1921 - 2011)*
 
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Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Aug 29, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15549111
Leopold Simoneau
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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