Lucie Roche - Mezzo-Soprano

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Lucie Roche was born and studied voice in Marseille at the conservatoire and at the CNIPAL (Centre National d’Insertion Professionnelle des artistes lyriques).

Lucie’s most recent operatic roles have been Waltraute in Die Walküre at the Grand Theatre de Geneve, Alisa Lucia di Lammermoor and Miss Victoria in Colomba, a new commission by Jean-Claude Petit, as well as Marie Moïse et Pharaon by Rossini, all at the Opéra de Marseille, Olga Eugene Onegin at the Opéra de Rennes, Madame Prune Madame Chrysanthème by André Messager at the Opéra de Marseille, and the first French performance of Theseus’s Mother Le Monstre du Labyrinthe by Jonathan Dove at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (under Sir Simon Rattle) and at the Opéra de Lille.

Lucie’s other roles have included Mallika Lakmé and Stephano Romeo et Juliette at the Opéra de Saint Etienne, 6th Blumenmädchen/Voice Parsifal at the Opéra de Nice, Princesse Clarice l’Amour de Trois Oranges in Dijon and Limoges, Grimgerde Die Walküre, Mère Jeanne Les Dialogues des Carmélites, Nireno Giulio Cesare, Erste Magd Elektra and Dritte Dame Die Zauberflöte at Opéra de Marseille, Lucia Cavalleria Rusticana in Metz and Dritte Dame in Toulon, as well as La Maman/La Tasse Chinoise/La Libellule l’Enfant et les Sortileges on tour in France, Switzerland and Morocco in a joint production by the Festival d’Aix en Provence and Angers-Nantes Opéra.

In 2011, Lucie was chosen by the choreographer Karine Saporta to play Une Madone in her opera/ballet La Princesse de Milan (to music by Michael Nyman), which toured in France and Italy. In 2012, she sang the title role in Carmen at the Daegu International Opera Festival in South Korea, winning the Festival award for the best female opera singer that year.

Lucie also has a passion for sacred music and sings regularly as an oratorio soloist. Her repertoire includes Handel’s Messiah and Dixit Dominus, Pergolese’s Stabat Mater and Missa Romana, Vivaldi’s Dixit Dominus, Purcell’s Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, Mozart’s Requiem and C-Minor Mass, Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross, Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Bruckner’s Requiem.  She has also just sung Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis in Geneva, as well as Schubert’s Eflat major Mass in Nantes and Angers.

Most recently, she has sung La Nymphe du Tempé/La Prêtresse in Lully’s Les Amants Magnifiques with the Concert Spirituel, Driade Ariadne auf Naxos for the Opéra National de Lorraine, Nicklausse/La Muse Les Contes d’Hoffmann in Saint-Etienne, and Soeur Matilde Les Dialogue des Carmélites (directed by Olivier Py) at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, in Caen and at the Teatro Comunale, Bologna.



For Nicklausse/La Muse Les Contes d’Hoffmann/St Etienne 2017

“Lucie Roche incarne le double rôle de La Muse et Nicklausse avec une force de conviction (et une voix) très chaleureuse.”  lalettredumusicien.fr

“Lucie Roche est une touchante Muse/Nicklausse…elle nous gratifie d’un « Vous sous l’archet frémissant … » délicat et émouvant.”  odb-opera.com