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Béatrice Malleret
Soprano

Chorus of the Opera
© DR

Currently in

Career history

After studying the piano, Béatrice Malleret was awarded first prize for guitar and chamber music before devoting herself to singing which she studied with Fusako Kondo, Gerda Harman and Mady Mesplé. She began her career in Baroque music with William Christie in, amongst others, the role of Hymen in Rossi’s Orfeo, then turned to contemporary music with the Groupe Vocal of France, an ensemble of soloists. Following that, she recorded new works by JJ Werner, G. Silvestrini and Thierry Machuel and took part in the premiers of various contemporary stage productions. She has also performed the roles of Violetta, Valéry, Mireille, Micaela, the Queen of the Night, Dona Anna and Suzanne both in Paris and further a-field with conductors such as Amaury Du Closel, Adrian Morar, Eric Sprogis etc. A member of the Paris Opera Chorus since 1994, she has worked as an understudy and sung numerous chorus solos and small roles (the Greek woman in Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride, a Parisian woman in The Merry Widow, the Voice of the Falcon and several off-stage voices in Die Frau ohne Schatten). Béatrice Malleret has also performed as a soloist in oratorio (Brahms, Fauré and Mozart Requiems, Saint Mathiew Passion, Saint John Passion, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle and Carmina Burana etc.). Since 1980 she has also been a choir trainer and works regularly with the Concert d’Astrée Choir conducted by Emmanuelle Haim, rehearsing, for example, Charpentier’s Médée at the Theatre of the Champs-Élysées and Giulio Cesare at the Paris Opera.