The French mezzo-soprano Gaëlle Arquez has performed at Oper Frankfurt many times in recent years. All her roles for the company were role debuts in which she triumphed, including Bizet's Carmen, Handel's Xerxes, Debussy's Mélisande, Zenobia (Radamisto), Nerone (L’icoronazione di Poppea) and Medea (Teseo). She sang Carmen again when making her debut at the Teatro Real in Madrid and Royal Opera House in London and sings it again, for the second year running at the 2018 Bregenz Festival. Other recent engagements have included Isolier (Le Comte Ory) at the Opéra Comique in Paris, Gluck's Armide at the Vienna State Opera and Concepcion (L’Heure espagnole) with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra. She has also sung Phébé (Castor et Pollux) in Lille, Dijon, Toulouse and 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, Meg Page (Falstaff) at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and was invited by Pierre Boulez to the 2012 Festival Messiaen au Pays de la Meije. Gaëlle Arquez is under exclusive contract to Deutsche Grammophon France. Her debut album Ardente Flamme was released in November 2017, and highly praised by the press.