Following the huge success of her eponymous first disc with the Orchestre Métropolitain - which won a Félix at the ADISQ 2011 - Marie-Josée Lord now presents "Yo soy Maria", an extraordinary musical journey from the sidewalks of Buenos Aires (Astor Piazzolla), through the gardens of Aranjuez in Spain (Joaquin Rodrigo), and on to the Avenidas of Portugal. Accompanied by an ensemble of nine musicians, and VivaVoce Ensemble, Marie-Josée Lord sings some of the most beautiful songs in the Latin repertoire: "Bésame mucho", "Granada", and "La flor de la canela". She also shows the depth of ther range with more lyrical pieces, such as the "Kyrie" of Ariel Ramirez's "Misa criolla" and "Bacchianas Brasileiras No. 5" by Villa-Lobos, in original arrangements by Simon Leclerc, also the musical director of this recording. Lord's success as Marie-Jeanne in the rock opera "Starmania" at the Opéra de Montéal in 2008 established her as an opera singer with popular appeal. Ever since, she has worked to bridge the gap between classical and popular music. Her new disc, "Yo soy Maria", provides striking evidence of her success in achieving what she has so often said she aims to do: to infuse opera into every project, and always to respect classical technique.