Aurore Ugolin

Aurore is a graduate from Montclair State University, US and postgraduate from the Paris National Conservatory. Right from the start of her career, she sang one of her signature roles, which took her to the most important theatres : Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas , a production by Sasha Waltz for the Berlin Staatsoper in 2005 (DVD Arthaus Musik). Since then, she sang all the revivals of this production, throughout Europe to Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires, Tel Aviv and Sydney.

She is also a much sought-after Carmen (in Erfurt, Nice, Antibes, Brussels…) and Amneris/Aida (Schwerin Festival).

She sang Der Kaiser von Atlantis by Ullmann (Caen and Luxembourg), Hydrogen Jukebox by Philip Glass (Angers and Nantes), Trouble in Tahiti by Bernstein (Nancy and Caen), Die Tote Stadt (Nancy) and Wozzeck (Avignon, Reims, Rouen and Limoges), Cosi fan tutte (Corsica), Il Barbiere di Siviglia (on tour in France), La Fanciulla del West (Limoges), L’Italiana in Algeri (Montpellier), Lakmé (Toulon), Rusalka (Tours)…

She has worked with conductors such as Kurt Masur, Alain Altinoglu, Friedmann Layer, Attilio Cremonesi, Chris Moulds, David Reiland, Kaspar Zehnder…

She took part in the world premieres of several operas such as Maraina and Chin by Jean-Claude Trulès, Libre Echange by Benjamin Hamon, as well as music theatre pieces like La Maison qui chante by Betsy Jolas, Courte Longue Vie au Grand Petit Roi by Alexandros Markéas.

In concert, she sang Bach’s Johannes-Passion (with Kurt Masur) in Paris, Verdi’s Requiem in Saint-Etienne, Schubert’s A flat major Mass in Avignon, Haendel’s Messiah at the Festival Sinfonia in Périgord, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater in Lyon and gave recitals at the French Academy in Rome. She regularly sings with the Paris Mozart Orchestra (recently a Berlioz program at the “French May” in Hong Kong). She is a part of the Trio Schneeweiss (together with viola player Caroline Donin and pianist Olivier Yvrard).

During the season 2021-2022 she will sing Carmen (Avignon, Guadalupe and Erfurt) and The Rake’s progress (Baba the Turk) in Nantes and Angers.

Representation : Special projects (production)

Bizet : Carmen
Purcell : Dido & Aenas
Gershwin : Summertime
Gershwin : Porgy and Bess