Cécile Galois - Mezzo-Soprano

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After winning First Prize at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris, Cécile Galois attended the Ecole d’Art Lyrique at the Opéra de Paris, studying with Denise Dupleix.

She went on to sing for three years at the Palais Garnier and the Opéra-Comique in productions of Norma, L’Ange de Feu, Orphée aux Enfers, La Damnation de Faust, Il Trittico and Ariadne auf Naxos, to name but a fewShe has also appeared in major houses across Francethe Capitole de Toulouse, the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux, and at the Opéra de Nancy, Opéra de Lille, Opéra de Nantes, Opéra de Marseille and Opéra de Metz – and abroad, in Belgium, Italy and Spain, singing repertoire ranging from Mozart to Strauss, via grand French and Italian opera.

She has worked with directors Jean-Claude Auvray, Pierluigi Pizzi, Nicolas Joel, Jean-Louis Martinoty, Peter Busse and Jérôme Savary, and conductors such as Pierre Dervaux, Charles Dutoit, Michel Plasson, Myung Wung Chung, Pinchas Steinberg, Mauricio Arena, Steuart Bedford and Laurence Foster.

She is equally at home in operetta, singing major roles in works including La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein, La Mascotte and les Saltimbanques.

Amongst her recent performances, she has sung La Frugola, La Zia Principessa and Zita Il Trittico at the Opéra de Tours, and, at the same house, Madame Larina Eugene Onegin; she also sang Mistress Bentson Lakmé at the Opéra de Marseille.

She returned to Marseille for the 2017-18 season to sing in Rêve de Valse, La Vie parisienne and Clémenceau, along with performances of My Fair Lady ; she also sang Filippyevna Eugene Onegin in Metz and Reims, as well as travelling to China for a series of concerts.

In autumn 2018, she sings Miss Forcible in the French premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Coraline at the Opéra de Lille, and will also sing in the 18-19 season both Marguerite in Le Petit Faust and Gigi in Irma la Douce for the Théâtre de l’Odéon in Marseille, and Giovanna Rigoletto at the Opéra de Marseille.



Reviews of Cécile Galois to follow.