Lucie Roche - Mezzo-Soprano

Lucie Roche was born and studied voice in Marseille at the concervatoire and, latterly, 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 Lakme 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, Mere Jeanne Les Dialogues des Carmelites, Nireno Giulio Cesare, Erste Magd Elektra and Dritte Dame Die Zauberflöte a Opéra de Marseille, Lucia Cavalleria Rusticana in Metz and Dritte Dame in Touon, 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 opéra/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. The festival awarded her the prize for the best female opera singer that year.

Katia also has a passion for sacred music and sings regularly as an oratorio soloist. Her répertoire 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.

Future plans include Venus Orphie aux Enfers for Angers-Nantes Opéra, Driade Ariade auf Naxos for the Opéra National de Lorraine, a revival of Le Monstre du Labyrinthe at the Opéra de Montpellier, and Sœur Mathilde Dialogues des Carmélites at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris.

Reviews of Lucie Roche to follow.