Novou lektorkou sólového barokního zpěvu se stává Anne-Sophie Honoré:
Anne-Sophie Honoré began playing flute and baroque recorder before concentrating on vocal and opera studies at Caen conservatory in the class of K. Varkonyi. She obtained her Bachelor’s Diploma and Master’s Degree in vocal performance at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et Danse de Paris (CNSMDP) in the class of P.Mervant and M.Walker respectively. During this time she was able to study many of the principal roles in the operatic repertory.
Anne-Sophie’s voice has been appreciated by the public in Mozart’s greatest operatic roles including: Arminda, in Emmanuelle Cordoliani’s stage production of ‚La Finta Giardiniera; Fiordiligi, in ‚Cosi Fan Tutte‘ at the Calvi Lyrique Festival, with Micropéra, directed by Yann Molenat; Prince Sifari in ‚Mitridate Re di Ponto‘, under the baton of David Reiland, in the Cité de la Musique and CNSMDP production staged by Vincent Vittoz. She has also performed under the direction of Marc Coppey in Villa-Lobos’s ‚Bachianas Brasileiras No.5.‘ at the Theatre du Chatelet.
Also passionate about contemporary music, Anne-Sophie Honoré has worked in parallel with the young composer Vincent Laissy, with whom she recorded the piece ‚Salvina Regina‘ for soprano, countertenor, choir and orchestra. (available on the record label Jade.) Didier Rotella wrote his piece ‚Instants melés‘ for her, based on a text by Brigitte Athéa, it is awork for voice and orchestra. She later performed this with the Orchestre des Lauréats, at the CNSMD Paris, under the direction of Patrick Davin.
Anne-Sophie has given a series of recitals based on French melodies, in particular with the pianist Madoka Fukami at Le Petit Palais de Paris, for the association ‚Jeunes Talents.‘ She has appeared in the role of Siebel in Hervé’s ‚Le Petit Faust‘ with les Frivolités Parisiennes under the direction of Julien Leroy, and also as Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, during Regent Street’s ‚Summer festival‘ in London. She has also toured China, from Peking to Shenzhen, in ‚Les Couleurs Parisiennes’a lyric creationrepresenting French opera, for soloist and chamber orchestra.
In the last year of her Master’s degree, Anne-Sophie became interested in the future of music and the educational potential for young audiences, on which she based her final thesis. For her Master’s recital she created ‚Le Spectrede la Rose‘ using a theme of storytelling, opera and multiple art forms. Following on from this she created an opera for a young public called ‚Operaphone‘ which was premiered in 2016 at the Theatre Neslé, Paris. Nominated for ‚les P’tits Moliéres 2017,‘ the production was invited to appear in many prestigious music festivals and theatres such as les Symphonies d’Automne in Macon, Burgundy; Les Folies Vocales d’Agen and the famous Festival d’Avignon. In 2019, she wrote and directed ‚Cabaret Madeleine‘ a dynamic musical comedy based on opera, jazz, rock and pop music which was performed at the theatre ‚La Comédie Nation‘ in Paris. Then in 2020, with the actor and singer Alexandre Martin Varroy, she created« Operanimaux » again for a young audience. This was staged by Benjamin Prins with the prestigious French ensemble, Le Palais Royal. Anne-Sophie has been specializing in Baroque music since 2017 in the company of Jérôme Correas and Samuel Crowther, with whom she has recorded an excerpt in the role of Lully’s ‚Armide’for the French radio channel’France Musique.‘ She has also given concerts of Italian and French Baroque „Les Sources de l’opéra“and“Heroines Baroques“ at the Theatre Jean-Arp in Clamart, under the direction of Jérôme Correas, who in 2020 gave her the role of Dido inPurcell’s Dido and Aeneas. In 2022, she will be the soloist in a project based on the music of Monteverdi, with the ensemble « les Paladins », directed by Jérôme Correas.