Guy Bélanger (born 24 November 1946) is a Canadian tenor, opera director, composer and conductor….who in 2004 was awarded the Medal of the National Assembly of Quebec.
Guy Bélanger is the brother of string player and composer Marc Bélanger….and the son of conductor Edwin Bélanger….who began his professional education at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Québec in the 1965/1966 school year….where he was a pupil of Guy Lepage. He transferred to the Université Laval in the Fall semester of 1966…..where he studied with Françoise Aubut (theory) and Marthe Létourneau (singing)….while earning a Bachelor of Music in 1973. He also studied singing privately with Rolande Dion.
In 1968 he co-founded the non-profit opera company Société lyrique d’Aubigny….while serving as that company’s first artistic and musical director. With the company he regularly conducted performances and occasionally performed in roles up into the 1990’s….including the title role in Charles Gounod’s Faust (1969) and Nadir in Georges Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles (1974). In 1984 he founded the Opéra de Québec….and serving as the company’s Artistic Director up until 1994. He has also worked as a guest conductor with orchestras like the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Métropolitain, and the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec among other ensembles. He was a candidate for the Parti Québécois during the 2008 provincial election, but was unsuccessful.
In this video herewith, Guy Belanger performs the Star Spangled Banner at the Rendez Vous 87 competition between the Canadian NHL All Stars verses the USSR National Team.