Laure Poissonnier
Soprano

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Whilst still a student she participated in a number of master classes, notably with Leontina Vaduva, Sally Burgess, John Tomlinson and Keith Lewis and interpreted various operatic roles including Adèle in Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss, Zerlina in Don Giovanni and Eurydice in Orpheus in the Underworld by Offenbach. As a member of the Paris Youth Choir, directed by Laurence Equilbey and Geoffroy Jourdain, she worked with Susanna Mälkki, Ivan Fischer and Philippe Herreweghe. During the summer of 2015, she will be singing the role of Lauretta in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with the Westminster Opera Company. Her repertoire includes works by Bach, Bellini, Berg, Mozart, Poulenc and Puccini.

Career history

1989 
Born in Lagny-sur-Marne

2011 
Diploma in Musical Studies from the Advanced Section for Young Singers at the Paris Regional Conservatoire

2010 
She completed a degree in Music at the University of the Sorbonne Paris IV

2015 
She obtained a master’s degree in Vocal Performance from the Royal College of Music in London

2015 
She was admitted to the Atelier Lyrique / Académie of the Paris Opera

Distinctions

2013
Advanced diploma for singing (Prix de Perfectionnement Lyrique) from the Paris Regional Conservatoire with a special commendation for a song cycle by Clara Schumann and the contemporary piece La Voix de la mémoire by Allain Gaussin