V0220. BRUNO LAPLANTE, w.Marc Durand (Pf.): Complete songs of Erik Satie. [Appealing voice and artist!] (Canada) Amplitude OPCD 1002, recorded 1985, Québec Cité. Very long out-of-print, Final Copy!
“Bruno Laplante studied in particular French opera with Raoul Jobin and French art song with Roy Royal and went on to an ultimate training in French Mélodie with Pierre Bernac, in Paris, for three years. This is where, in Paris, under Bernac coaching, Bruno Laplante improved on the subtle art of musical and vocal interpretation, deriving the essence of each song, and especially of its literary text, and then communicating the entire range of its colours to the audience, much beyond the only musical observance. Upon returning to Québec in the early 1970s, Bruno Laplante organized several important recitals of French art songs. The scope of his repertory resulted in a number of recording contracts for radio broadcasts, bringing his name before the general public.
Bruno Laplante's supple and expressive voice and his exceptional qualities as an interpreter of romantic song won him to soon receive in France at the Paris City Hall the ‘Grand Prix du disque de l'Académie du disque français’ (1977) for his first 3 Calliope albums: Hahn, Massenet, Gounod. His Massenet album had been declared 'The Best Record of the Year' (1975) by The London Sunday Times."
- Le Nouveau Théâtre Musical