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Gaëlle Arquez

French mezzo-soprano Gaëlle Arquez is one of the rising stars of the opera world. After graduating from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, the young mezzo-soprano made her debut at the Opéra Bastille in Michael Haneke’s 2013 version of Don Giovanni (Zerlina) under the direction of Philippe Jordan. Ever since she has been invited to sing in many of the most renowned opera houses in the world. Nominated “Révélation Lyrique” at the “Victoires de la Musique 2011”, Gaëlle Arquez is now an exclusive recording artist for Deutsche Grammophon with whom she released her highly anticipated debut recording “Ardente Flamme” in 2017.

Latest News:

  • 12.11.2017 - Gaëlle Arquez sings Isolier in Paris

  • This December, Gaëlle Arquez appears as Isolier in Rossini's Le Comte Ory at L'Opéra Comique in Paris. This Denis Podalydès production will also feature Philippe Talbot as Le Comte Ory and Julie Fuchs as La Comtesse. Louis Langrée conducts the performances from December 19-31. For more information and tickets, click here.

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  • 22.10.2017 - Gaëlle Arquez releases new Album: Ardente Flamme

  • For her first album with Deutsche Grammophon, Ardente Flamme, rising star Gaëlle Arquez shows the extent of her talent through a program that pays homage to the French repertoire from Baroque to Romantic music.  Accompanied by the National Orchestra Bordeaux Aquitaine under the direction of Paul Daniel, the mezzo-soprano embodies the female characters in opera who are the most torn...

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  • 02.10.2017 - Gaëlle Arquez, premier album chez Deutsche Grammophon

  • « En l’espace de quelques mois, Gaëlle Arquez aura su s’imposer dans divers cadres prestigieux, mais toujours à l’étranger. Pendant ce temps-là, que lui propose-t-on à Paris ? Rien à part Isolier dans Le Comte OrySalle Favart en décembre prochain. », déplorait Laurent Bury dans nos...

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  • 20.08.2017 - Gaëlle Arquez sings Carmen in Madrid

  • Gaëlle Arquez will travel to Madrid to continue singing Carmen after her debut embodying the Spanish gypsy at the Bregenz Festival. Arquez will share the stage in this Calixto Bieito production with Andrea Carè and Leonardo Caimi as Don José, Kyle Ketelsen and Fernando Radó as Escamillo and Eleonora Buratto and Olga Busioc as Micaëla. Marc Piollet will conduct the...

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  • 07.08.2017 - Gaëlle Arquez: Eine spanische Stunde

  • Gaëlle Arquez gibt die durchtriebene und ungemein sinnliche Concepción. Da wird gegurrt, gezickt und geschnurrt, dass sich die Balken biegen. Mit ihrem samtigen Mezzosopran gerät Arquez dabei auch nie in soubrettiges Fahrwasser, wie beispielsweise einst Mimi Coertse. Kein Wunder, dass Arquez bei soviel authentischer Erotik die singende Männerwelt dieser 'Spanischen Stunde' zu...

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  • 24.07.2017 - Gaëlle Arquez triumphs as Carmen on the lake-stage at Bregenz Festival

  • Gaëlle Arquez has received great acclaim as Carmen at Bregenz Festival this week. The Telegraph writes, "Carmen herself was dramatically performed by Gaëlle Arquez, with Daniel Johansson a strongly passionate Don Jose, under sensitive and energetic musical direction by Paolo Carignani." To read the full review, click here.

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