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Gaëlle Arquez

Mezzo-soprano

Gaëlle Arquez
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Gaëlle Arquez made her operatic debut singing Zerlina in Michael Haneke's production of Don Goivanni at the Opéra Bastille in 2013, after graduating from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. She is now a regular guest at leading opera houses around the world and recent engagements have included Medea (Teseo) at the Theater an der Wien, the title roles in Juditha Triumphans and Iphigénie en Tauride at the Nationale Opera Amsterdam and Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, respectively, Isolier (Le comte Ory) at the Opéra Royal de Versailles and Opéra Comique in Paris and Armide at the Opéra National in Bordeaux. Now she is back in Frankfurt, where she appeared in recital this spring during shutdown, and where triumphant role debuts have included the title role in Xerxes, Mélisande (Pelléas et Mélisande) and Adalgisa (Norma) to sing her first Charlotte in Werther - a role she will sing at the Vienna State Opera. She also sang her first Carmen here (2016), a role she has thrilled audiences with at the Bregenz Festival, the Teatro Real in Madrid, Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London and the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich. She recently made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, singing Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro). Recent concert work has taken her to places including the Festival de Beaune, Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier and Bavarian Radio. Her first album (Deutsche Grammophon) - Ardente Flamme, with the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine - was released in 2017.