Singer Soprano

Margot Genet

Long Version

After being a member of the Opéra de Lyon opera-studio and from the Académie Philippe Jaroussky (Beethoven promotion), Margot Genet has joined, since 2021/22 onwards, the Opera Studio NRW (a cooperation between 4 opera companies: Dortmund, Essen, Gelsenkirchen, Wuppertal), where she gets the opportunity to take part in numerous staged productions.

Born in Limoges (France) the soprano took vocal and cello-lessons in her home-town before pursuing her studies at the Geneva Haute Ecole de Musique (taking a bachelor-degree) and at the University of the Arts Berlin (acquiring her Master in Opera Performance degree in Elisabeth Werres’ class in 2019). She has also taken part in master-classes with singers like Helen Donath, Hedwig Fassbender, Elène Golgevit, Regina Werner and Ludovic Tézier. During her studies she already performed in staged productions of L'incoronazione di Poppea (Drusilla), Le Nozze di Figaro (Susanna), La Voix Humaine (Elle) and The Turn of the Screw (Flora).

In 2019/20 she took part in the production of Ravels L’Enfant et les Sortilèges (singing The Fire, The Princess and The Nightingale) at the Opéra de Lyon as well as on tour to the Muscat Royal Opera House (Oman). In 2020/21 she got back at the Opera de Lyon for the production of Ariane et Barbe-Bleue (Ygraine) staged by La Fura dels Baus/Àlex Ollé.

As a recipient of the Royaumont Foundation she was offered to be Poppea in a production of Haendel's Agrippina (conductor: Benoît Hartoin, stage director: Mariame Clément) during summer 2021. Her opera plans in 2021/22 include Manon (Poussette) in concert at the Opéra de Lyon and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Orpheus in the Underworld (Eurydice) at the Gelsenkirchen Opera and the title-role in a world-premiere by Avner Dorman, Die Kinder des Sultans, at the Dortmund Opera.

In concert she appeared recently at the Festival de l'Abbaye de Sylvanès (Fauré-Requiem), at the Festival 1001 Notes as well as within the Würzburg Mozart Festival, singing songs by Aribert Reimann in the composer’s presence. She is ardently devoted to contemporary music and performed the world-premiere of Alexander Muno’s Four Epitaphs by Nelly Sachs accompanied by Axel Bauni at the Hamburg Academy of Arts, a concert dedicated to the woman poet. She has also performed with the Orchestre national de Lyon and is touring this season with the ensemble Correspondances.

Since 2016 she has been frequently performing throughout Europe with the pianist Justine Eckhaut, most recently within one of the concerts of the "Amici del Loggione del Teatro alla Scala". The duo’s wide repertory includes music by Mozart, Schubert, Debussy and Messiaen. Personalities like David Selig, Eric Schneider and Sarah Tysman are supporting the two young artists.

Having been an award-winner within the Competition of the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg (2017) and having received a Hamel-stipendium (2016), the soprano with the "silvery top-register" (source: also attracted attention when joining the "Concours Jeunes Espoirs de l’Opéra Grand Avignon" (2015) and the "Concours Corneille, concours International de Musique Baroque" (2019). She has just been awarded from the Opéra Comique the scholarship "Malvina et Denise Menda".

February 2022

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