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Anna DESTRAËL   -   Mezzo-soprano

French mezzo-soprano Anna Destraël studied singing with Mireille Alcantara and Chantal Mathias and attended the master classes of José van Dam and Robert Massard. She was a member of the New Studio at the Opéra de Lyon.

 

She sang in such opera houses as Metz, Tours, Reims, Angers and Nantes, such title roles as La Belle Hélène, Carmen, as well as the roles of Bianca in The Rape of Lucretia, Isolier from Le Comte Ory, Die Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte, Mercédès from Carmen. She also sang the part of Croûte-au-Pot from Offenbach’s Mesdames de la Halle, Der Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos, Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito, Jenny in Die Dreigroschenoper. She sang the role of Carmen in Marius Constant version of La Tragédie de Carmen, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Concepción in L’Heure Espagnole. She jumped in to sing Der Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos in Paris at the Théâtre de l’Athénée with the Ensemble Le Balcon.

 

More recently she sang the part of Angelina in La Cenerentola in Metz, Olga from Evgeny Onegin in Montpellier and Saint-Etienne, Diane from Iphigénie en Tauride at the Beethoven Easter Festival in Warsaw, Dorabella from Cosí fan tutte with Jean-Claude Malgoire, Annina from La Traviata for the touring open-air opera festival in France, Zaida from Il Turco in Italia in Metz, Jenny from Die Dreigroschenoper in Toulon, Maddalena from Rigoletto and Carmen in Grenoble, Nada from Svadba by Ana Sokolovic in Angers, Nantes and Luxembourg, Mistress Bentson from Lakmé in Tours, Rosalia from Tiefland in Toulouse and Kate Pinkerton from Madama Butterfly in Toulon.

 

She gave many recitals with pianist Maciej Pikulski (Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben, Chausson’s Poème de l’Amour et de la Mer…) in many renowned French festivals. In the concert field, she also sang Karl-Philip-Emmanuel Bach’s Magnificat, Mozart’s Requiem, Haydn’s Paukenmesse, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

 

Her engagements for season 2018-2019 : Zulma from L'Italiana in Algeri (Tours), Mercédès from Carmen (Saint-Etienne).

Ariadne auf Naxos - Der Komponist

Théâtre de l'Athénée - Paris - 2013

Le Balcon, cond. Maxime Pascal

Evgeny Onegin - Olga

Saint-Etienne - 2017

Hervé Le Guillou