Élodie Fonnard Soprano


Trained as a pianist, Élodie Fonnard began singing with Luc Coadou. She studied with Alain Buet, Sophie Hervé, Howard Crook and Kenneth Weiss. Revealed by William Christie's Jardin des Voix, she performs regularly with Les Arts Florissants.

She has appeared at the Philharmonie de Paris, the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Lincoln Center in New York, Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, Forbidden City Hall in Beijing, and on the greatest stages of Europe, Asia, North America and Latin America. Her first roles were with Le Concert d'Astrée (Emmanuelle Haïm) and Le Poème Harmonique (Vincent Dumestre). In addition to the Baroque repertoire, she gives recitals of lieder and mélodies, notably at the Musikfestspiele in Potsdam. She works with composers such as Krzysztof Penderecki, Suzanne Giraud and Marc-Olivier Dupin.

Recent engagements include the premiere of Suzanne Giraud's Chant du marais with the Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, the title role in Orphée et Eurydice at the Opéra de Dijon, Diane (Actéon) in Los Angeles with Les Arts Florissants, Eurydice (La Descente d'Orphée aux enfers) and Vénus (Psyché by Matthew Locke) with Ensemble Correspondances. Her discography includes Baroque Jewish works, Bach cantatas, French motets and airs de cour, as well as several operas by Rameau, Charpentier, Lully, Mondonville, Destouches and Delalande and, in another register, songs by Prévert and Kosma. Since 2022, Élodie Fonnard has been teaching as a vocal coach at the Comédie-Française.

Debut at the Opéra national de Paris

Currently in

  • Palais Garnier
  • from 10 April to 11 May 2024

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