Catherine HUNOLD

(c) Cyril Cosson

Catherine HUNOLD   -   Soprano

Catherine Hunold attended the classes of Mady Mesplé, Margaret Price and Christa Ludwig. She is an award winner of several international competitions and was a finalist at the « Wagner Voices » competition in 2006.


In the German repertoire, she made her debut in the role of Isolde (Tristan und Isolde) at the Statní Opera in Prague. She sang the roles of The Primadonna / Ariadne in Ariadne auf Naxos (Toulouse), Brünnhilde from Die Walküre (Bari, Rennes and for an adaptation of the Ring Cycle at the Amphitheatre of the Paris National Opera), Ortrud from Lohengrin (Rennes, Seoul, Saint-Etienne, Angers, Nantes, and covered this very role at the Paris Opera and in Covent Garden), Kundry from Parsifal (Palermo and cover for the Paris Opera). She sang extracts from Senta from Der fliegende Holländer (Lacoste Festival), extracts from Leonore from Fidelio (Rennes) Bessie in Mahagonny Songspiel by Kurt Weill (Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Theater an der Wien), and extracts from Sieglinde from Die Walküre and Marie from Wozzeck (Théâtre du Châtelet).


In the Italian repertoire, she sang extracts from Turandot in a concert version (Rennes) and was Lady Macbeth from Verdi’s Macbeth (Théâtre du Trianon in Paris).


She was praised for her interpretation of the French Romantic repertoire: Marguerite from La Damnation de Faust (Nantes and Angers), Agnès from La Nonne Sanglante by Berlioz and La Reine from Affaires Etrangères by Villenave (Montpellier), Brunehilde from Sigurd by Reyer (Nancy), Giuseppa from Matteo Falcone by Gouvy and Françoise de Rimini by Ambroise Thomas (Metz), Anahita from Le Mage by Massenet and Floria from Les Barbares by Saint-Saëns (Saint-Etienne). She sang Madame Lidoine from Dialogues des Carmélites (Angers, Nantes and Avignon), Bérénice from the opera by Magnard (Tours) and covered the role of Pénélope by Fauré at the Opéra du Rhin.


In the concert field, she sang the Four Last Songs by Strauss, Isolde’s Liebestod and the Wesendonck Lieder by Wagner, Des Sängers Fluch and Vom Pagen und der Königstochter by Schumann, Mahler’s 4th and 8th Symphonies as well as Des Knaben Wunderhorn, Verdi’s Requiem, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Bernstein’s 1st Symphony, La Chanson Perpétuelle by Chausson, the Cantata on the Death of Joseph II by Beethoven. She sang Les Poèmes pour Mi and Harawi by Messiaen at the Messiaen Festival.


Her discography includes the recordings of Le Mage by Massenet, Les Barbares by Saint-Saëns and Dukas’ cantata Sémélé.


She was broadcast for "Le Concert des Etoiles" - a Verdi Gala, for French National TV (2018).


Her engagements for season 2020-2021 include  Venus and Elisabeth from Tannhäuser in Rouen, Leonora from La Forza del Destino and the title-role of Pénélope by Fauré in Toulouse, the world premiere of Aliénor d’Aquitaine by Alain Worpi in Limoges, Ariane from Bacchus by Massenet at the Radio France Festival in Montpellier... 

Lohengrin (Ortrud) - "Fahr heim!..."

Korean National Opera (Seoul) - November 2016

Macbeth (Lady Macbeth) - "Or tutti, sorgete..."

Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris - France 3 TV - 2018

Dialogues des Carmélites (Madame Lidoine) - "Mes chères filles..."

Angers-Nantes Opéra - season 2013-2014

Hervé Le Guillou