Singer Mezzo-soprano

Coline Dutilleul

Long Version

Already this summer 2022 rendered appreciation and attention to Coline Dutilleul when making her debuts with the Aix-en-Provence-Festival and with the Cologne Philharmony appearing together with the Ensemble Cappella Mediterranea and Leonardo Garcia Alarcón in Monteverdis L’Orfeo (Messaggera). However, her new season 2022/23 is also characterized by special projects: She will sing under René Jacobs' baton for the first time when going on concert-tour with the Basel Chamber Orchestra and will make her debut with one of the major opera-companies of her native country, the Opéra royal de Wallonie (Les Dialogues des Carmélites).

Coline Dutilleul pursued her vocal studies at the Royal Conservatories in Mons and Brussels as well as at the University of Music and Dance in Cologne. Concurrently she consulted Catrin Wyn-Davies, Sara Mingardo, Monica Bacelli, Natalie Dessay, Barbara Hannigan and Deborah Polaski in private lessons and masterclasses. Being enthusiastically devoted to the lied-repertory, she received expert instructions from Bernarda Fink, Roger Braun, Julius Drake, Ulrich Eisenlohr and Roger Vignoles.

From 2015 until 2017 she was a member of the Strasbourg Opéra national du Rhin opera-studio. Although being still a youngster, she was appointed to join the Britten Pears Young Artists Program, the Lucerne Festival Academy with Simon Rattle, the Academy d’Ambronay with Leonardo Garcia Alarcon and the Acadèmia de Formació Professional with Jordi Savall. She was furthermore elected in 2020/2021 by Barbara Hannigan to join her own programme Equilibrium Young Artists.

At the Opéra national du Rhin Coline Dutilleul performed in Paisiello's Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina), Wolf-Ferrari's Cenerentola (La Matrigna), Rossini’s La Cambiale di Matrimonio (Clarina) and Il signor Bruschino (Marianna), Haydn's L’isola disabitata (Costanza), Purcell's Dido & Aeneas (Dido) as well as in the world-premiere of Ahmed Essyad, Mririda (La vieille femme). She also appeared at the Aachen Theatre (Miss Jessel in The Turn of the Screw), the Avignon Opera and the Clermont-Ferrand Opera (Haensel in Haensel and Gretel), at the Paris Opéra Comique (world-premiere of Miranda based on music by Purcell), at the Lille and Caen opera-houses (Maid in The Dwarf by Zemlinsky) and at the Atelier Lyrique in Tourcoing (Purcell’s The Fairy Queen).

Highlights of the 2023/24 season include the role of Messaggera in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo on tour in Buenos Aires with Cappella Mediterranea, her debut at the Opéra de Nice (Rusalka) and Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the Orchestre national d'Auvergne. Her schedule also contains concert-appearances together with the ensemble B’Rock and the ensemble Les Muffatti.

In 2020 Coline Dutilleul recorded an all Haydn-programme with pianist Aline Zylberajch including the cantata Arianna a Naxos for Arte Concert. This autumn her first solo-album "Licht in der Nacht" with pianist Kunal Lahiry is to be released by the label Outhere/Fuga Libera.

January 2024

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