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Julie Robard-Gendre

Julie Robard-Gendre

Mezzo-soprano

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Julie Robard-Gendre made her debut at the festival Gloriana as Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, followed by Oreste in La Belle-Hélene, Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito, Orlovsky in Die Fledermaus, Carmen...

 

Biography

Julie Robard-Gendre studied at the Conservatory of Nantes before graduating from the Paris Conservatory in 2008. She started her singing career with several ancient music and baroque ensembles, such as Ludus Modalis led by Bruno Boterf, La Petite Menestrandise (Catherine and Isabella Ramona), and the Namur Chamber Choir conducted by Jean Tubéry. She recorded two CDs with the latter - Roland de Lassus’s Magnum Opus Musicum and Schütz's The story of the nativity. In the field of opera, Julie Robard-Gendre made her debut at the festival Gloriana as Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, followed by Oreste in La Belle-Hélene, 2nd Lady in Die Zauberflöte, Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito, Orlovsky in Die Fledermaus, and Mercedes  in Carmen. She sangPrince Charming in Cinderella (Massy), L'oiseau / L'éléphant in Iq and Ox and Marcelline in Alfred Bruneau’s L’Attaque du Moulin (both in Metz), and Tisbé in La Cenerentola (Vichy and Reims) in addition. During the 2010/11 season she performed the title roles in La Périchole (Metz) and in Carmen (Reims), Giulietta in Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Massy), Siébel in Faust (Tours), Mercédes in Carmen (Avignon), and Marcelline in L’Attaque du Moulin (Bern), among others. In the 2011/12 season Julie Robard-Gendre sang Meg Page in Verdi’s Falstaff (Metz), Mercédes in Carmen (Massy), Myrtale in Massenet’s Thais (Avignon), Orfeo in Orfeo ed Euridice (Angers Nantes), and Alcina in the Vivaldi’s Orlando Furioso (Festival Frisson Baroque). Recent and upcoming performances include Don Ramiro in La Finta Giardiniera (Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Luxembourg, Toulon, Rouen), the title role in La Belle Hélene (Rennes, Avignon, Vichy), Marmiton in Rusalka (Monte-Carlo), Régina in La Princesse de Trébizonde (Saint-Étienne, Limoges), and series of concerts including La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein, Carmen, Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel (Rennes), Hermia in Les Caprices de Marianne (Toulouse, Marseille, Avignon, Bordeaux among other…) Representation: World Exclusive