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Gaëlle Arquez

Mezzo-soprano

Gaëlle Arquez
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Gaëlle Arquez made her triumphant debut at Oper Frankfurt as Medea in Handel's Teseo in 2013, which was followed by Nerone in L’icoronazione di Poppea and Zenobia in Radamisto - all new productions. This season in Frankfurt she brought the house down singing the title role in the extremely successful new production of Handel's Xerxes and Bizet's Carmen and now sings Melisande in Pélleas et Mélisande – 3 role debuts. She will be coming back to Frankfurt in the 2018/19 season. Gaëlle Arquez sings the title role in a new production of Carmen at the 2017 Bregenz Festival. She recently made her debut at the Vienna State Opera, singing Gluck's Armide conducted by Marc Minkowski. This French mezzo-soprano recently sang Phébé in Castor et Pollux, a role she has sung in Lille, Dijon and Toulouse, at the Komische Oper Berlin, Idamante (Idomeneo) at the Theater an der Wien, Humperdinck's Hänsel at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, Zerlina (Don Giovanni) at the Opéra National in Paris, the title role in La belle Hélène at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and Meg Page (Falstaff) at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich. Her repertoire includes roles by Rameau, Handel, Gluck, Mozart and Rossini. Gaëlle Arquez is also passionate about Olivier Messiaen's music, some of which she performed, at Pierre Boulez' invitation, at the 2012 Festival Messiaen au Pays de la Meije.