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French mezzo-soprano Ambroisine Bré started singing at a young age, joining Yves Sotin's class at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse in Paris in 2013. She has attended masterclasses with Michel Plasson, Sophie Koch, José Van Dam, Teresa Berganza, Anne le Bozec, Jeff Cohen, Susan Manoff, Felicity Lott , Dietrich Henschel and Christoph Pregardien.
Ms Bré has won several awards, including 1st Prize, Audience Prize and the Deutsche Gramophone Prize at the Paris Opera Competition, 1st Duo Prize at the Nadia and Lili Boulanger International Competition in 2017, with her pianist Qiaochu Li, and 3rd Prize at the 2019 Portofino International Opera Competition. She is a laureate of the Royaumont Foundation, was named a ‘Revelation Classique’ at the Adami Media Prize 2017 and nominated as ‘Révélation Lyrique’ at the Victoires de la Musique Classique 2019.
Ambroisine Bré’s career has already taken her to various European stages, including Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito in Prague, under Marc Minkowski, and Rameau’s Le berger fidèle and Montéclair’s La Morte di Lucrezia with Les Talens Lyriques at the Philharmonie Luxembourg and Staatsoper Berlin. More recent performances in France include a programme of French songs at the 2018 Radio France Festival and Actéon by Charpentier and Dido and Aeneas by Purcell at the 2018 Menton Festival, with Les Talens Lyriques and Christophe Rousset. She has also worked with conductors such as Thomas Hengelbrock, Laurence Equilbey and Leonardo Garcia Alarcón.
Last season she performed Annio in La Clemenza di Tito for the Atelier Lyrique of Tourcoing, conducted by Emmanuel Olivier, gave her debut at Lille Opera as 2nd Lady in Die Zauberflöte, staged by Romeo Castelluci, performed the roles of Iris, Syrinx and Calliope in Lully’s Isis at the Beaune Festival, with Talens Lyriques and Christophe Rousset, French song repertoire with the Hanson Quartet at the Deauville Easter Festival and the solo program “Tears of the Virgin", featuring works by Rossi, Monteverdi, Perti, Vinci, Handel, at the Festival of the Chaise Dieu and the Sinfonia Festival in Périgord, with Les Talens Lyriques and Christophe Rousset.
Highlights in 2019/20 include Mozart arias in season opening concerts with the orchestra of the Opéra national du Rhin Strasbourg, conducted by Giuliano Carella, Isis at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Opera Royal de Versailles and Theater an der Wien, Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte at Opéra national du Rhin in Strasbourg, Lazuli in Chabrier’s L’étoile for the Atelier Lyrique Tourcoing, Dorothée in Massenet’s Cendrillon in Limoges and recitals in France and Switzerland. In concert, she will also join Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques for performances in Paris, Lausanne, Leipzig and at the Festival St Denis and appear with Michel Plasson and the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse as well as the Orchestre Lamoureux at Salle Gaveau in Paris.
A recording of Mozart’s Mass in C with Les Musiciens du Louvre under Marc Minkowski is due to be released on the Pentatone label later this season.
BeffaAmerikala chef cuisinière
BizetCarmenMercedes (in preparation)
DebussyPelléas et MélisandeMélisande (in preparation)
GounodFaustSiébel (in preparation)
GounodRoméo et JulietteStéphano (in preparation)
HaendelGiulio Cesare in EgittoSesto (in preparation)
HaendelAlcinaRuggiero (in preparation)
LullyAlcesteCéphise, Proserpine, Nymphe
LullyIsisIris, Syrinx, Calliope, 1ère Parque
MassenetCendrillonDorothée (in preparation)
MeyerbeerLes HuguenotsUrbain (in preparation)
MozartLe Nozze di FigaroCherubino
MozartCosi fan TutteDorabella
MozartDon GiovanniZerlina
MozartLa Clemenza di TitoSesto, Annio
MozartLa Finta GiardineraRamiro (in preparation)
MozartDie ZauberflöteDeuxième Dame
OffenbachLa PéricholeLa Périchole (in preparation)
PucciniGianni SchicchiLa Ciesca
PurcellDido and AeneasDido, Belinda
RavelL'Enfant et les SortilègesL'Enfant (in preparation)
Ravell'Heure EspagnoleConcepcion (in preparation)
RossiniIl Barbiere di SivigliaRosina (in preparation)
RossiniLa CenerentolaThisbé
VerdiTraviataFlora (in preparation)
BergSieben Frühe Lieder
BerliozLes Nuits d'étéin preparation
CouperinLeçons de Ténèbres
De FallaSiete Canciones populares
HaydnDie sieben letzten Worte
J.S.BachB Minor Mass
J.S.BachMagnificatin preparation
KorngoldDie Einfachen Lieder
MerulaCanzonetta spirituale sopra alla nanain preparation
MonteverdiLamento d'Arianna
MonteverdiPianto della Madonnain preparation
Montgeroult, Hélène deNocturnes
MozartMesse en Ut mineur
PergoleseStabat Mater
RavelLes chansons Madécasses
RespighiIl tramonto, poemetto lirico
RossiniPetite Messe Solennelle
Saint-SaënsOratorio de Noël
ScarlattiSalve Regina
Schumann, ClaraSechs Liederin preparation
VivaldiNisi Dominus
VivaldiStabat Mater

Jean-Baptiste Lully: Isis

Les Talens Lyriques, Choeur de Chambre de Namur
Christophe Rousset, cond
with Aimery Lefevre, Edwin Crossley-Mercer, Cyril Auvity, Julie Calbete, Ambroisine Bré et al
Aparte (9504570)

Ambroisine Bré - Julius Benedict, La Caperina

Générations France Musique, live recording from Feb 16 2019

Ambroisine Bré - Bizet, Habanera

Victoires de la Musique Classique 2019

"La mezzo-soprano Ambroisine Bré [...] laisse éclater, dans une diction claire, des aigus riches sur les syllabes finales du premier Magnificat.", J.S. Bach, Magnificat (Les Talens Lyriques, Chr. Rousset), November 2019

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