Emmanuelle de Negri

During this 2017/2018 season, the soprano Emmanuelle de Negri can be heard in the role of Nella (“Gianni Schicchi”) for her debuts at the Opéra National de Paris, the role of Almirena (“Rinaldo”) on French tour with CoOpérative, Maddalena (Caldara's “Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo”) and Pergolesi's “Stabat Mater” with the Le Banquet Céleste in Rennes and Ancona, as well as a European tour with les Arts Florissants, with Monteverdi's “Selva morale e spirituale” and the program “Son of England” with Le Poeme Harmonique in Kraków.

Among her recent projects include a European tour with William Christie and Les Arts Florissants (“Messiah”), the role of La Musica (“L'Orfeo”) at the Dijon Opera, the role of La Natura humana (Falvetti's “Il Diluvio Universale”) in Geneva, Lyon and Potsdam with Cappella Mediterranea (Leonardo García Alarcón), the role of Susanna (“Le Nozze di Figaro”) on French tour with the CoOpérative, or a piano recital (Mélodies de Duparc) at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence.

Winner of HSBC European Academy of Music in 2008, Emmanuelle de Negri initially studied cello before joining the Nîmes Conservatoire and afterwards the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique. She also followed drama courses and obtained a postgraduate degree in French literature at the Montpellier University. She sang many roles from various repertoires, including Papagena (“Zauberflöte” at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and the Opéra de Nice), Susanna (“Le Nozze di Figaro” at the Théâtre Impérial de Compiegne and Besançon), Télaire (“Castor et Pollux” at the Opéra de Dijon and Opéra de Lille), or the roles of L'Amour, Clarine and La Folie (“Platée” with the Early Opera Company in London) as well as Gluck's “Orfeo ed Euridice” with the ensemble Accentus, at the Philharmonie de Paris and the Grand Théâtre de Provence.

The baroque repertoire is among her favorites. She is a faithful partner of the Arts Florissants since the 4th edition of the Jardin des Voix; we could hear her in Purcell's “The Fairy Queen”, “Dido & Aeneas” and “Indian Queen”, in Handel's “Susanna”, as Aréthuze in “Actéon”, “Pygmalion” (under stage direction of Trisha Brown), in Grands Motets programs or in “Hippolyte et Aricie” with Les Arts Florissants in Glyndebourne and Avignon festivals. She also embodied the role of Sangaride in the revival of the mythical production of Lully's “Atys”, at the Theater an der Wien, the Opéra-Comique and in New York.

She sings with same pleasure operetta (for instance, she has been Cupid in Offenbach's “Orphée aux Enfers” in several stagings) and 20th century opera (as Miles in “The Turn of the Screw”; Yniold in Debussy’s “Pelleas et Mélissande” with Nathalie Dessay, Laurent Naouri, Jean-François Lapointe and Robert Lloyd, with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra under the baton of Stéphane Deneve; Mélisande in Dukas's “Ariane et Barbe-Bleue” at the salle Pleyel (Paris) and Dijon. Among several conductor she worked with, let us quote Gabriel Garrido, Hervé Niquet, Vincent Dumestre, Raphaël Pichon, Emmanuelle Haim and William Christie.

Pic. Stephane Lariven