Bridget Bazile (guest of honor)

  • Gospel

Diva américaine du Gosel

A native of Metairie, Louisiana, Bridget Bazile is a graduate of Tulane University and The University of New Orleans. Winner of the prestigious Leontyne Price Competition, Ms. Bazile was also awarded the second prize in the Metropolitan Opera National Council in 1999 and the first prize in the Meistersinger Vocal Competition in Graz, Austria in 2001. She has performed the lyrical roles of operas by Purcell, Puccini, Mozart, Handel, Verdi, and Gershwin and was the lead soloist for the New World Ensemble, Moses Hogan Chorale, and the Moses Hogan Singers. 

Her professional appearances include appearing as a lead soloist at Carnegie Hall, Orchestra Hall in Chicago, and the Lyon Sacred Music Festival in Lyon, France, the American Choral Director & National Convention at DAR Constitution Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, New York at Alice Tully Hall, Sully Music Festival in Sully, France and the World Symposium in Sydney, Australia. 

Ms. Bazile released an album entitled “Sometimes I Feel…”. And in January 2017, she completed her tenth year, multi-city solo performance tour across Spain and France. It is her mission to promote and keep alive the richly deep and unique musical heritage of African-American music and culture. 

Ms. Bazile is acclaimed around the world and is recognized as one of the most eminent classical, gospel singers and spiritualists of this generation.

Native de Metairie en Louisiane, Bridget Bazile a obtenu son doctorat à l’université d’Oklahoma. Lauréate de la prestigieuse Leontyne Price Competition, Bridget a également reçu le second prix du concours Metropolitan Opera National Council en 1999 ainsi que le premier prix du concours Meistersinger de Graz en Autriche en 2001.

Bridget Bazile a notamment interprétée les plus grands rôles lyriques des opéras de Purcell, Puccini, Mozart, Haendel, Verdi et Gershwin. Bridget Bazile a été pendant des années la chanteuse principale du Choeur de Moses Hogan, avec lequel elle s’est produit dans les plus grandes salles américaines, comme le Carnegie Hall de New York. Bridget est acclamée de par le monde, et est aujourd’hui reconnue comme l’une des chanteuses de gospel et de spirituals les plus éminentes de sa génération.