Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo Mezzo-soprano

Biography

With more than 90 works in her repertoire, Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo has been invited, since her career debut, on the leading opera stages (Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Paris Opera, Opéra national de Lyon, Opéra national du Rhin, Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Chorégies d’Orange, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Toronto, Tokyo, Santiago de Chile, Seoul, Munich, Zurich, Vienna, Berlin, Copenhagen operas, La Monnaie in Brussels…).

She has portrayed many title-roles, including Dalila (Samson et Dalila), the Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro), Madame Lidoine and Madame de Croissy (Dialogues des carmélites), Taven (Mireille), Sélika (L'Africaine), the Nurse (Ariane et Barbe-bleue), Phaedra (Hyppolite et Aricie), Ottavia (L'incoronazione di Poppea), Jocasta (Œdipus Rex), Santuzza (Cavaleria rusticana), Azucena (Il Trovatore), Ebolie (Don Carlos), Geneviève (Pelléas et Mélisande), Gertrude (Hamlet), the Lead Vestal (La Vestale), Ulrica (Un ballo in maschera), Chief police officer (Clay Pigeon), Klementia (La Sancta Susanna), Dame Marthe (Faust).

She is working with directors such as Robert Carsen, Dmitri Tcherniakov, Christophe Honoré, Olivier Py, Pierre Audi, Stéphane Braunschweig and Katie Mitchell. On the concert platform, she sings recitals and solos with conductors including Riccardo Muti, Gary Bertini, Antonio Pappano, Kurt Masur, Valery Gergiev, Marc Minkowski, Kent Nagano, Michel Plasson, Georges Prêtre, Ludovic Morlot, Kazushi Ono, Louis Langrée, Esa-Pekka Salonen.

She won the AROP First Prize in 1988, the Claude Rostand Prize and the Vocation Foundation First Prize. In 2010, she discovered her father’s identity and decided to add his name, Grupposo, to her last name Brunet.

At the Paris Opera: Madama Butterfly (Suzuki), 1994, 1997 ; Mireille (Taven), 2009 ; Sancta Susanna (Alte Nonne), 2016 ; The Tales of Hoffmann (the Voice), 2020 ; Faust (Dame Marthe), 2021, 2022

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