Lucile Richardot, Anne de Fornel, Stéphane Degout, Emmanuelle Bertrand, Raquel Camarinha, Sarah Nemtanu
Biography Lucile Richardot, Anne de Fornel, Stéphane Degout, Emmanuelle Bertrand, Raquel Camarinha, Sarah Nemtanu
started singing at 11 in a children’s choir in the East of France, she worked first as a journalist until she was 27.
She graduated in 2008 from the Maîtrise de Notre-Dame de Paris, and then in 2011 from Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Paris in Early Music, having studied under Margreet Hoenig, Noëlle Barker, Paul Esswood, Howard Crook, Jan van Elsacker, Martin Isepp, François Le Roux, Monique Zanetti and Jill Feldman. In 2012, she founded her own ensemble, named Tictactus, with two lutenist friends.
She specialises in early music and contemporary repertoire both on stage and in concerts, performing with Les Solistes XXI (conductor Rachid Safir), Ensemble Correspondances (Sébastien Daucé), Pygmalion (Raphaël Pichon) and Le Poème Harmonique (Vincent Dumestre). In 2012 with Les Arts Florissants she sang the complete Madrigals Books of Monteverdi in performances conducted by Paul Agnew, who later invited her to perform Bach’s St John’s Passion with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2009, she premiered the role of the first Aunt in the Philippe Boesmans’ opera, Yvonne, Princesse de Bourgogne, held in Paris Opéra Garnier and the Theater an der Wien. At the end of 2014, she was invited by Ensemble Intercomporain to perform Omaggio a Kurtag by Luigi Nono, at the Festival d’Automne in Paris.
More recently she toured Europe and the US with Monteverdi Choir & Orchestras led by John Eliot Gardiner for celebrated performances of Monteverdi’s opera trilogy. She also took the role of Lisea in Vivaldi’s Arsilda performed in the Czech Republic and Europe with Collegium 1704 (Vaclav Luks). Alongside these projects, Lucile also recorded her first solo album with Ensemble Correspondances, Perpetual Night, a collection of 17th century English consort songs.
2018 saw her taking the role of Goffredo in Handel’s Rinaldo with Bertrand Cuiller’s Caravansérail, and her début at Aix-en-Provence Festival as the Sorceress and Spirit in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.
began studying music at the age of 5, taking piano and flute lessons. She has always been attracted to singing and acting, and first trained as a singer and actress in Portugal, making her operatic debut in Lisbon at the age of 19 (Zerlina, Barbarina). She then chose France to perfect her skills and in 2011 obtained her Master's degree in Singing at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Paris in the class of Chantal Mathias, then in 2013 the Performer's Diplomas "Singing" and "Contemporary Repertoire and Creation".
Very early on, critics noticed her for her fresh and luminous tone, as well as for the finesse and intelligence of her playing. "It is the tour de force of Raquel Camarinha's bare voice that impresses most. As much a singer as an actress, passing through all the registers of the human voice she interprets in every sense of the word." (resmusica.com)
Nominated at the Victoires de la Musique Classique 2017 in the category Revelation Lyric Artist, she is a prizewinner in numerous national and international competitions: in 2011 she won 1st prize at the Luísa Todi National Singing Competition in Portugal and was named Best Female Performer at the Armel Opera Competition in Hungary. The same year, with pianist Satoshi Kubo, she won the prestigious Duo Prize at the Nadia and Lili Boulanger International Singing-Piano Competition, and in 2013 the First Prize and the Audience Prize at the International Baroque Singing Competition in Froville.
On stage, she performs numerous roles and is particularly acclaimed by critics in the great Mozart roles (Pamina, Susanna, Zerlina) and Handelian roles (Morgana, Almirena, Bellezza). She has performed in the most important French theatres: four consecutive seasons at the Théatre du Châtelet in productions as varied as Il Re pastore (Mozart), Orlando Paladino (Handel), La Pietra del paragone (Rossini) and Carmen la Cubana (after Bizet), at the Chorégies d'Orange, the Opéra Comique and the Philharmonie de Paris.
She has also performed abroad (Germany, Belgium, Spain, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland). Her performance of Poulenc's La Voix Humaine, given in France and on tour in Europe, was hailed by the critics as "a unique and exceptional show".
A great specialist in chamber music, she regularly performs in duo with the pianist Yoan Héreau, giving most of the great cycles of the French melody and Lied repertoire. Together they have recorded for the Naïve label the disc "rencontre", entirely devoted to French Melody.
In concert, she collaborates with prestigious artists such as Renaud Capuçon, Henri Demarquette, Ophélie Gaillard, Hervé Pierre or Brigitte Fossey, as well as with the ensembles Intercontemporain, Pulcinella, Matheus and Remix. She also sings under the direction of Tugan Sokhiev, David Allen Miller, Arie van Beek, Roberto Benzi, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Emilio Pomàrico and Jean-Christophe Spinosi.
Curious about the new repertoire, she participates in several contemporary creations. In particular, she works closely with the composer Benjamin Attahir, whose opera Le Silence des Ombres, the double concerto for voice and violin Je/suis/Ju/dith and several chamber works she has created.
She is frequently heard on television and radio in France (France 2, LCI, Arte, France Musique, Radio Classique, RFI) and in Portugal (RTP2, Antena 2). France Musique devoted a programme to her as part of Gaëlle Le Gallic's programme "Génération Jeunes Interprètes".
studied at the CNSM , Lyon, and was a member of Opéra de Lyon. He made his oper atic debut in 1999 at the Aix - en - Provence Festival. Since then he has sung for the Paris Opéra, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Berlin State Opera, La Monnaie, Theater an der Wien, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Metropol itan Opera, La Scala , Teatro Real , and Bavarian State Opera, and at the Salzburg, Glyndebourne and Ravinia festivals. His rep ertoire includes Thésée ( Hippolyte et Aricie ), Hercule ( Alceste ), Oreste ( Iphigénie en Tauride ), Count Almaviva, Valentin ( Faust ) , Raimbaud ( Le Comte Ory ), Wolfram ( Tannhäuser ), Albert ( Werther ), Rodrigue ( Don Carlo s ) , Chorèbe ( Les Troyens ) , the title roles in Hamlet, Monteverdi’s Orfeo and Ulisse , and Pelléas & Mélisande . His dedication has seen him create numerous operatic roles in works such as Benoît Mernier’s La Dispute and Philippe Boesmans’ Au Monde and Pinocchio . R ecently he appeared as The Kin g in George Benjamin’s new production Lessons in Love and Violence (London, Amsterdam, Lyon , Chicago , Barcelona ). In 2012, he was appointed ‘Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres’; a prestigious award which recognises ‘significant contribution to the enrichment of French cultural heritage’. 2012 and 2019 have seen him named ‘Lyrical Artist of the Year’ at the Victoires de la Musique Classique awards . Stéphane Degout is renowned for his highly sensitive interpretations of French melody and German Lied. He has worked under the guidance of Ruben Lifschitz and has toured internationally. Alongside sever al DVD opera recordings, he has recorded CDs with B Records ( Histoires Naturelles ) and Harmonia Mundi ( Enfers ), Harmonie du Soir and Berlioz’ Les Nuits d’Eté , all of which have been awarded ; Enfers notably winning at the International Opera Awards 2019 . He continues his collaborative streak with Harmonia Mundi and has recently released a CD of ‘Mélodies et Lieders’ with Simon Lepper.