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Isabelle Druet
Mezzo-soprano

Season 18/19 Artist

Isabelle Druet first trained in theatre then studied voice at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris. Named an ECHO Rising Star in 2013, Opera Revelation at the Victoires de la Musique in 2010, she also earned the title of Adami’s classical opera Revelation of 2007. In 2008 she won 2nd prize at the Queen Elisabeth International Competition in Belgium. She made her Paris Opera debut in 2011 singing the role of a Page in Salomé. She has performed the title role of Carmen at the Lorraine Opera and in Düsseldorf and Duisburg, Her other roles include Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus at the Rhine Opera, the title role in L’Italiana in Algeri in Metz, Wisdom, Sidonie and Mélisse in Lully’s Armide at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées under the baton of William Christie, Dido in Dido and Aeneas in Brussels, Arcabonne in Amadis in Avignon and Massy, the Third Lady in The Magic Flute at the Aix Festival, the Salle Pleyel, the Berlin Philharmonia and on tour with René Jacobs, the title role in La Périchole and Concepcion in L’Heure Espagnole at the Lyon Auditorium and the Salle Pleyel, Orpheo in Gluck’s Orpheo ed Eurydice in Limoges and Besançon, and Béatrice in Béatrice et Bénédict at the Berlioz Festival… More recently, she sang the role of Baba the Turk in The Rake’s Progress at the Théâtre de Caen, and in Reims, Rouen, Limoges and Luxembourg, and then Melanto and Fortuna (Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in patria) at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and the Dijon Opera, Tisbe (La Cenerentola), Annina (La Traviata) and La Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi) at the Paris Opera. She also appeared in Campra’s L’Europe galante at the Opéra Royal in Versailles. She also sings in concert and recital in prestigious venues like the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Philharmonie in Luxembourg, the Palace of the Arts in Budapest, the Philharmonie in Paris, the Palazetto Bru Zane in Venice and the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels in a repertoire that includes Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde, Zemlinsky’s Maeterlinck Lieder, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Mendelssohn’s Elias, Mozart’s Requiem, and Bach’s Mass in B...
In 2011, she recorded a first recital devoted to the French melody Jardin Nocturne, on the Aparté, label which was much acclaimed by the French critics (Télérama’s FFFF). Several other productions in which she appeared with the Poème Harmonique have also been recorded.

Projects:
Baba the Turk at the Nice Opera and the title role in Carmen in Saint-Étienne. 

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