Julie Robard‑Gendre Mezzo-soprano


Julie Robard-Gendre started her musical studies at the Conservatory in Nantes where she obtained her diplomas in saxophone, recorder, chamber music, music theory, and writing.
She entered the Paris Conservatory (CNSM) as a writing major, allowing her to pursue courses in Renaissance Polyphony, Harmony, XXe century writing, analysis and orchestration. On the side, she debuted as a singer and was admitted in 2003 at the CNSM of Paris in Mireille Alcantara’s class and perfected her skill under Yvonne Minton and Janine Reiss.
After graduating from the CNSM of Paris, she started singing on numerous French stages: Tisbe (La Cenerentola) at the Operas of Vichy, Reims and in Avignon, Siebel (Faust) at the Tours Grand-Théâtre, Le Page (Rigoletto) at the Chorégies d’Orange, Meg Page (Falstaff) at the Metz Opera, Myrtale (Thaïs) at the Avignon Opera…
These last couple years have been marked by important role debuts: La Périchole at the Metz Opera, Carmen at the Reims Opera and then in Rennes, Orphée (Orphée et Eurydice) at the Angers-Nantes Opera, La Belle Hélène at the Rennes Opera then in Vichy and Avignon or even Hermia in Les Caprices de Marianne, produced by the CFPL, on tour for two years in numerous Opera houses (Massy, Marseille, Rennes, Toulouse, Saint-Etienne, Bordeaux, Nice…).
More rencently, she took part in a rediscovery of Halevy’s Guitarrero, she sang in La Princesse de Trébizonde by Offenbach in Limoges, Rusalka at the Monte-Carlo Opera, Die Zauberflöte at the Nice Opera, La Finta giardiniera in Rouen, Eugene Onegin (Olga) in Metz, Nice and Reims, Amelia al ballo by Menotti in Metz, Der Zwerg by Zemlinsky in Lille and Rennes, Nabucco (Fenena) in Nice and Toulon…
Her future projects include La Belle Hélène (title role) in Lausanne, Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Nicklausse) in Liège, Die Zauberflöte and Les Huguenots at the Paris National Opera, Der Zwerg at the Théâtre de Caen, Cendrillon (Le Prince Charmant) at the Angers-Nantes Opera, Hamlet (Gertrude) in Nantes, Rennes and Angers, Falstaff (Meg Page) in Lille, Luxembourg and Caen…

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