Elodie Fonnard, Beltran Iraburu and David Schavelzon, as seen by Camille Greffin, for the Texto Ensemble

Elodie Fonnard


Revealed by William Christie’s Jardin des Voix, Elodie Fonnard is established on the international Baroque scene, especially with Les Arts Florissants: Lully’s Atys (Flore), Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas (Belinda), Handel’s Acis & Galatea (Galatea), Charpentier’s Actéon (Diane), Rameau’s Daphnis & Eglé (Eglé), Campra’s Les Fêtes Vénitiennes (Iphise & La Fortune). She performs at the Philharmonie de Paris, the Aix-en-Provence Festival, the Bolshoi in Moscow, the Lincoln Center of New York, the Forbidden City Concert Hall of Beijing and on the most famous concert halls in Europe and Latin America. She performs with William Christie as a harpsichordist as well, and has the opportunity to work with directors as Robert Carsen, Denis Podalydès or Sophie Daneman. Trained as a pianist, she studied singing with Luc Coadou and Alain Buet. She also graduated from the Paris Conservatoire in Baroque Music in Howard Crook’s and Kenneth Weiss’ classes. She landed her first roles with Le Concert d’Astrée (Emmanuelle Haïm) and Le Poème Harmonique (Vincent Dumestre), in Purcell’s Fairy Queen and in Lully’s Cadmus & Hermione. Elodie was the 2015 special guest of the Théâtre de Caen for celebrating the traditional European Opera Days. Recently invited at the Potsdam Musikfestspiele, Elodie gives recitals in many festivals, with Suonare & Cantare (Jean Gaillard), Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien (François Lazarevitch), Les Folies Françoises (Patrick Cohën-Akenine) among others, and with the pianist David Saudubray. Her first recording is the Texto Ensemble tribute to Baroque Jewish music (Musiques Juives Baroques - Buda Musique). She recently recorded Prévert & Kosma’s Songs (Anima Records), and a Destouches & Delalande’s opera, Les Eléments (Ambronay Editions), with Ensemble Les Surprises (Louis-Nöel Bestion de Camboulas). Upcoming highlights include Eurydice in Gluck’s Orphée & Eurydice at the Opéra de Dijon, a revival of Rameau Maître à danser in Asia, two operas in Los Angeles: Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas (second woman) and Charpentier’s Actéon (Diane), and a new recording dedicated to Campra and Bouteiller’s Motets with Les Arts Florissants. Elodie will make her debut in 2018 for the Wiener Konzerthaus in Campra’s L’Europe galante (main roles).


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