Michèle Bréant

A « touching and luminous Euridice » whose « angelic grace in the aria Se desti pietà (…) will not be forgotten » Thierry Hillériteau for Le Figaro.

Born in 1999, Michèle ‘s recent appearances include Euridice in Sartorio’s Orfeo conducted by Philippe Jaroussky and directed by Benjamin Lazare, Titania in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Taumännchen in Humperdinck’s Hänsel and Gretel at the Leipzig Opera, Bach’s St Matthew Passion at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw with La Petite Bande conducted by Sigiswald Kuijken.

This year, she will also sing Susanna /Le Nozze di Figaro at La Seine Musicale, Zerlina / Don Giovanni with ARCAL in a new production by Jean-Yves Ruf and conductor Julien Chauvin with Le Concert de la Loge

Other upcoming important house debuts include Opéra de Lorraine, Grand théâtre du Luxembourg and Théâtre de Caen.

Michèle started studying singing, piano and dance at an early age. Before entering the Conservatoire Régional de Paris, she had her first major stage experience singing Gretel in The Sound of Music at the Théâtre du Châtelet (2009 and 2012).

While still a student, she sang Amour / Orphée et Eurydice at Brussels De Munt (with Hervé Niquet, Sabine Devieilhe and Stéphanie d’Oustrac), and Mahler’s Das klagende Lied at the Philharmonie de Paris conducted by Jaap van Zweden, then at the Dallas Philharmonie in the US.

Michèle joined Carola Guber’s class at the Hochschule für Musik in Leipzig in 2018. In parallel to her musical studies, she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Literature and Art History at the University of Paris Diderot. She has taken part in various events and master classes, including the Atelier lyrique of the Festival Verbier and the Académie Jaroussky, where she has benefited from the advice of Anne le Bozec, James Bailieu, Erik Battaglia, Anne Sophie von Otter, Thomas Quasthoff and Philippe Jaroussky.

A finalist in the 12th Nadia and Lili Boulanger Competition with pianist Gabriel Durliat, Michèle is stil perfecting her Lied technique with Thomas Hampson at the Heidelberg Lied Academy, and during the Schubert Woche (Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin).

Strauss : Das Rosenband

Strauss : Ariadne auf Naxos

Mozart : Die Enführung aus dem Serail

Sartorio : Orfeo

Rameau : Platée

Britten : Midsummer night's dream

Delibes : Lakmé