Gaële Le Roi, soprano

Gaele Le Roi

Renowned for her astonishing stage presence, with which she delights public and critics alike (most recently as Jemmy in Rossini’s Guillame Tell at Opéra National de Paris), Gaële Le Roi has firmly established herself as a leading talent of the young generation of French singers.  Following her professional debut at the Opéra National de Lyon, Ms. Le Roi was quickly remarked upon by Peter Sellars and asked to sing Yniold / Pelleas et Melisande à l’Opéra d’Amsterdam (Simon Rattle) and at the Los Angeles Music Center (Esa-Pekka Salonen).   She then went on to sing this same rôle at the Teatro Della La Fenice, Venice in a production from Pier-Luigi Pizzi, as well as at the Opéra National de Paris in Bob Wilson’s production.   In 2002 Ms. Le Roi sang to great success her first Mélisande à l’Opéra de Massy in a production from Yannis Kokkos.

In recent years, Gaële Le Roi has been regularly invited to the Opéra de Montpellier (L’Epouse Injustement Soupconnee, Jenufa, Hippolyte et Aricie, Viva la Mamma by Donizetti), to De Nederlandse Opera (Jenufa, Incoronazione di Poppea) and the Opéra National de Paris (Die Zauberflöte, L’Enfant et les Sortileges), to Le Théâtre des Champs Elysées (Die Zauberflöte), the Salzburg Festival (Les Troyens, Jenufa, Don Carlos) and the Brooklyn Academy of Music (Incoronazione di Poppea).

In concert, Gaële Le Roi performs regularly under the direction of conductors such as Michel Corboz, Edmon Colomer, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Jacques Mercier, Arie van Beck, Marek Janowsk, James Conlon, Louis Langrée, Fabio Luisi, Christophe Rousset, Myung-Whun Chung, Michel Plasson and by the following orchestras, l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, l’Orchestre de la Fondation Gulbenkian, Academia Santa Cecilia, L’Orchestre de la Monnaie de Bruxelles. Recent concert projects have included the role of Constance from Les Dialogues Des Carmelites with L’Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse.

During the season 2002-2003, Gaële Le Roi returned to l’Opéra National de Paris for Martinu’s Juliette and Jemmy in Rossini’s Guillaume Tell.  She has been invited to Washington for the title role in Hippolyte et Aricie with l’Opera Lafayette, where she’ll return in May 2004 to sing Clarice in Il Mondo della Luna, She’ll appear also at the Drottningholm Festival this summer singing Oberto / Alcina under the direction of Christophe Rousset.

In future seasons she returns to the Opéra National de Paris to sing Zaïre / Les Indes Galantes (William Christie) and Papagena in Die Zauberflöte (2003-2005) and again in the 2004/2005 season for Boris Godounov and Janacek’s From the House of the Dead, L’Empio Punito (Melani)  in Montpellier’s Festival of Radio France,Oedipe (Enescu) in Cagliari’sOpera. In 2005/2006 she’ll sing in Juliette ou la Clef des Songes (Martinù) in Opera Garnier.

Her recordings include: Les Brigands of Offenbach with John-Eliot Gardiner (EMI), Fauré’s Requiem with Emmanuel Krivine (DENON), La Mort d’Ophélie by Berlioz (HARMONIA MUNDI) as well as Le Martyre de Saint-Sébastien with l’Orchestre National d’Ile de France et Jacques Mercier (BMG),  and a selection of Bach Cantatas  (ARION).

As a result of her remarkable acting talent, Gaële Le Roi has also been invited to play several roles for films and television, notably: Mon Cher Sujet by Anne-Marie Miéville (Prix de la Jeunesse au Festival de Cannes 1988, Prix du Festival de Belfort et Prix d’Interprétation au Festival de Digne les bains) and Incognito (Alain Bergala), a co-production between La Sept and France 3.

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