melanie boisvert soprano

Recordings

 

Recent and upcoming engagements include: the Soprano in Frank Zappa's staged 200 Motels  at the Philarmonie de Paris and Festival Musica in Strasbourg, Pascal Dusapin's world Premiere of Macbeth as 1st Weird Sister cover at the Royal La Monnaie Opera in Brussels, Les folies d'Offenbach  at the Folies Lyriques in Montpellier,  Madame Jobin in L'Anniversaire at the Festival Offenbach d'Etretat, the Princess in Respighi's La Bella dormente nel bosco at the Opéra d'Angers, the world Premiere of Le Cosmicomiche from Michèle Reverdy at the Opéra de Toulon/Festival Présences Féminines, with a revival in Nice in 2020, Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges at the Théâtre d'Herblay, Nadia in The Merry Widdow, the revival of Aliados from S. Rivas at the Venice Biennale....

Upcoming concerts include Viva Offenbach! at the Poitiers Auditorium and Laurent Campellone conducting, and Stravinsky and L. Delage songs at the Journées Ravel 2019 with the Ensemble Nigella. Quite active in the contemporary music scene, she will cover B. Hannigan as Lulu in the revival of the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie production in 2021 and take on the lead female role in Schönberg's Von Heute auf Morgen at the Musica Nigella Festival 2020/Théâtre de l'Athénée in 2021.

The past two seasons include: Clorinda (Cendrillon/N. Isouard) at the Teatro Manoel of La Valetta/Malta, Adele (Die Fledermaus) at the Folies Lyrique in Montpellier, Papagena for the Soirées Lyriques de Sanxay, Gabrielle (La Vie parisienne/Offenbach) at the Opéra de St-Etienne...Active in the contemporary music scene, canadian soprano Mélanie Boisvert created various roles such as Soprano in Le Cosmicomiche (M. Reverdy) the Nurse (Aliados/S. Rivas) at the Opéra national de Lorraine in Nancy and Théâtre de Caen, and on tour at the Festival Musica in Strasbourg and Rome, Céleste (Céleste, ma planète/S. Gaxie) alongside the Orchestre national d’Ile-de-France and conductor Jean Deroyer at Salle Pleyel in Paris and on disc for Gallimard-Jeunesse, l’Hôtesse (La nuit de Gutenberg/P. Manoury) at the Opéra national du Rhin Strasbourg.

 

Other roles include Tytania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream/Britten) at the Opéra de Metz, the Soprano (Four-note Opera/Johnson) at the Theatre d’Amiens and on tour, Prothoe (Penthesilea/Dusapin/cover) at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Gabrielle (La vie parisienne) at the Opéra national du Rhin Strasbourg, Lakmé at the Opéra de Metz...Oscar (Un ballo in maschera) at the Grand Théâtre de Tours, la Fée (Cendrillon) at both Opéra de Saint-Etienne and Grand Théâtre du Luxembourg,le Feu, la Princesse, le Rossignol (L’enfant et les sortilèges) at the  Opéra national de Lorraine in Nancy, Grand théâtre de Luxembourg and the Théâtre de Caen, Ännchen (Der Freischütz) in St-Etienne and Toulon, Gabrielle (La vie parisienne) in a last-minute replacement at the Opéra de Lyon and in Nancy,

La Charmeuse (Thaïs) in Avignon and Tours, Nannetta (Falstaff) in Strasbourg...

 

Since her widely acclaimed debut in 2002 as Olympia at the Opéra

national de Rhin, Strasbourg, she has been heard on European and

Canadian stages in major coloratura roles such as the

Queen of the Night (Genoa, Volksoper Wien, Tours..)

Zerbinetta, Lakmé, Adele, Cunegonde, Tytania, Olympia,

the Nightingale, Nannetta, Fiakermilli...

  She has collaborated with conductors such as
Evelino Pidò, Patrick Davin, Laurent Campellone,
Alain Altinoglu, Jan Lathan-Roenig, Jacques Lacombe,
Claude Schniztler, Eve Queler...
 

 

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Beginnings

A native of Timmins, Canada, Mélanie followed a musical path in which intensive piano playing and singing always intermingled.  Voice lessons (Prof. Tina Torlone) and a piano Artist’s Diploma from the Royal Conser- vatory of Music of Toronto led her to a master’s degree in vocal perfor- mance at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne, Germany (Prof. B. Schlick and Prof. K. Kelly). Her love of the stage and a prize at the Concours International de Montréal  des    Jeunesses Musicales 2002 definitely launched her operatic career,  offering her her stage debut as Olympia (Les contes d’Hoffmann )at the  Opéra national du Rhin in Strasbourg under the musical direction of Jan   Latham-Koenig.

 

Other highlights include studio and live recordings such as
Céleste ma planète/S. Rivas with the Orchestres National d'Ile-de-France , Honegger’s Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher/La vierge at the Festival de Radio-France Montpellier (elected “best DVD” at the Victoires de la musique 2008), and for Timpani Records, a recor-
ding of  Paul Le Flem’s Aucassin et Nicolette as well as  Philippe Gaubert’s mélodies in 2012.

Biography

« The true revelation of this Ariadne is none other than Mélanie Boisvert’s Zerbinetta, precise and high-spirited, sufficiently sensual as not to remain simply tingly, with that extra dosis of virtuosity which unleashes the public at the slightest high note. »

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