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Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo is a French opera singer of Sicilian heritage. She possesses a vast repertoire ranging from grand French opera roles like Cassandre and Didon (Les Troyens), Sélika (L’Africaine), Dalila, Carmen and Charlotte (Werther), to Verdi and Wagner (Azucena in Il trovatore, Ulrica in Un ballo in maschera, Eboli in Don Carlos, Mrs. Quickly in Falstaff, Fricka and Waltraute in The Ring Cycle, and Venus in Tannhäuser). After making her Paris debut in the title role of Carmen (which she also sang in Turin, Bonn and Toronto), she found herself making guest appearances at some of the most famous international opera venues, including Milan’s La Scala (the title role in Iphigénie en Tauride), the Opéra national du Rhin (the Nurse in Ariane et Barbe-Bleue), the Théâtre du Châtelet (the title role in Padmâvati), La Monnaie in Brussels (Geneviève in Pelléas et Mélisande, Gertrude in Hamlet, Madame de Croissy in Dialogues des carmélites, Azucena in the Dmitri Tcherniakov production of Il trovatore), the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich (Madame de Croissy), the Aix Festival (Ottavia in L’Incoronazione di Poppea). More recently, she appeared at the Paris Opera in Sancta Susanna, La Monnaie in Brussels in Pénélope and Dialogues des carmélites, Luxembourg and Tokyo in Pelléas et Mélisande, and the Teatro Real in Madrid in Faust. During the 2019-2020 season, she sang in Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Antonia’s Mother) at La Monnaie in Brussels and the Paris Opera and then performed the role of Phèdre in Hyppolite et Aricie at the Opéra Comique. Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo also performs in concert and recital in prestigious theatres like the Berlin Philharmonie (Lili Boulanger’s Faust et Hélène), the Munich Philharmonie (Berlioz’s Les Nuits d’été) and the Royal Festival Hall in London (Verdi’s Requiem).
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