(c) Lara Herbinia
Sarah LAULAN - Contralto
Sarah Laulan is an award-winner at the Queen Elisabeth Competition and the Geneva Competition. Before embracing a career as a contralto, she was trained in drama theatre.
She sang in Toulouse, Liege, Strasbourg, Avignon, Marseille, Montpellier, Massy... such roles as Maddalena (Rigoletto), Carmen, Olga (Evgeny Onegin), Dryade (Ariadne auf Naxos), La Maestra delle Novizie and La Suora Zelatrice (Suor Angelica), Suor Pazienza (Mese Mariano by Giordano), Mrs Quickly (Falstaff), L’Opinion Publique (Orphée aux Enfers), La Périchole, Totoche (Les Chevaliers de la Table Ronde).
In the contemporary field, she toured with the Berlin-based ensemble "Nico and the Navigators" and also performed original works by Martin Matalon, Matteo Franceschini, Michaël Levinas, Marc Bleuse, Dai Fujikura, at the Paris Philharmonie, Hamburg and Berlin.
She took part in stagings by John Turturro, Michel Fau, Olivier Py, Jorge Lavelli, etc. and sang with such conductors as Daniel Oren, Kirill Petrenko, Patrick Fournillier, Giampaolo Bisanti, Paolo Arrivabeni...
From the Capitole in Toulouse to the Concertgebouw in Brugge, she regularly sings recitals (with piano and chamber music ensembles).
After her first recording Les Blasphèmes with pianist Maciej Pikulski and Hermès Quartet (label Fuga Libera), she recorded the Zwei Gesänge by Brahms with Lise Berthaud and Eric Lesage and took part in Le Diable à Paris with Les Frivolités Parisiennes (both for label B Records) and an Art-Song disc named SANGS with Elodie Vignon (label Cyprès).
A complete artist always aiming at reaching new audiences, she writes and performs her own music-theatre pieces (including Contes Défaits, co-written with Rémy Poulakis, currently touring France with Les Jeunesse Musicales). She regularly gives masterclasses of theatrical interpretation for singers (Brussels Royal Conservatoire).
During season 2023-2023, she sings Mistress Benson from Lakmé in Liege, Olga from Evgeny Onegin in Massy, Gertrude from Roméo et Juliette in Rouen, as well as many concerts (including the Elbphilharmonie in Hambourg for a Christmas program and touring Contes Défaits).
"Un grand sommeil noir" - Ravel
Piano, Maciej Pikulski (CD Fuga Libera)
Alto Rhapsody - Brahms
Belgium National Orchestra, cond. Eivind Aadland (2015)
Les Chevaliers de la Table Ronde
Aria of the Duchess Totoche : "Fatal Remords..."
Avignon Opera - December 2021