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 has been advised by Deborah Polasky, Catrin Wyn-Davies and Sara Mingardo concerning vocal technique and attended master-classes by Monica Bacelli, Nadine Denize, Natalie Dessay, Barbara Hannigan, Laurent Naouri and Lionel Sarrazin. Being also enthusiastically devoted to singing lieder, she received expert instructions from Bernarda Fink, Roger Braun, Julius Drake, Ulrich Eisenlohr and Roger Vignoles.
In 2014 she was awarded the second prize as well at the award of the WDR Radio Orchestra within the Cologne International Vocal Competition. From 2015 until 2017 she was a member of the Strasbourg Opéra national du Rhin opera-studio. She was also appointed to join the Britten Pears Young Artists Program, the Lucerne Festival Academy with Simon Rattle, the Académie d’Ambronay with Leonardo Garcia Alarcon and the Acadèmia de Formació Professional with Jordi Savall. In 2020/21, she was selected by Barbara Hannigan to be part of her initiative Equilibrium Young Artists.
At the Opéra national du Rhin she performed Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia by Paisiello, Matrigna in Cenerentola by Wolf-Ferrari, Clarina in La Cambiale di Matrimonio and Marianna in Il signor Bruschino, both by Rossini, Costanza in L’isola disabitata by Haydn, Dido in Dido and Aeneas by Purcell and La Vieille Femme within the world-premiere of Ahmed Essyad’s Mririda (being part of the festival “Musica”).
She has also performed at the Aachen Theatre (Miss Jessel in The Turn of the Screw), at the Avignon and Clermont-Ferrand Operas (Haensel in Haensel and Gretel, Soeur Mathilde in Dialogues des Carmélites), at the Paris Opéra Comique (world-premiere of Miranda based on music by Purcell - Katie Mitchell staging, Raphaël Pichon conducting), at the Lille and Caen Operas (Maid in The Dwarf by Zemlinsky) and at the Atelier Lyrique in Tourcoing (Purcell’s The Fairy Queen).
On concert-stage she has sung at the Lucerne Festival, the Festival Musica, the Festival de Saintes, the Festival Ars Musica, the Festival de l’Eté Mosan, the Klara Festival, the Mechelen Festival. In Summer 2021, she performend Stravinsky's Pulcinella under the baton of Barbara Hannigan at the Ludwigsburg Festival. For Arte she recorded a Haydn-programme with pianist Aline Zylberajch which is currently available in on Arte Concert stream.
Coline Dutilleul has collaborated with orchestras and ensembles such as Les Ambassadeurs, La Grande Ecurie du Roy, Pygmalion, Ricercar Consort, Cappella Mediterranea, Le Parlement de Musique, l'Ensemble Apotheosis, Terra Nova Collectif, l'Orchestre Régional Avignon-Provence, l'Orchestre des Pays de Savoie, le Lucerne Academy Orchester, le Deutsche Symphonie Orchester (DSO-Berlin).
Coline Dutilleul holds a scholarship by both the Securex Foundation and the Royaumont Foundation. She is also a member of the ENOA Community (European Network of Opera Academies).
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