French soprano - Delphine Mégret
Delphine holds a first class Artist Master degree from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and a Concert Recital Diploma for her high distinction at her final recital programme. She is awarded the Tracey Chadwell Memorial Prize 2018 for the Best Performance of a New Work for Voice at the Wigmore Hall.
In opera, she was recently Barbara Gerl, the first Pamina, in the musical-theatre Mozart & Salieri by Jean Naguel in which she performs Mozart's arias of Pamina, Despina, Zerlina and Papagena : at the Festival of Avignon 2019 and at the festival Le bateau-lune in Swizterland in 2020 with the Swiss company La Marelle.
She has also performed the following roles in opera scenes: Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier - Strauss), Nedda (I Pagliacci - Leoncavallo), Sophie (Werther - Massenet), Chocholka (The Cunning Little Vixen - Janacek), as well as Despina with the British Youth Opera conducted by Stuart Baker.
Her last contemporary opera role was Katie, the main role in the opera premiere of Clare Elton's Years ago I died in 2018.
As concert artist she recently gave a recital called "Méditation" around Debussy works alongside Sandrine Tilly (Flûte); Clara Cernat (Alto), Nabila Najai (Harp), Thierry Huillet (piano) at the Festival International de Sylvanès with new works by composers Raphaël Lucas and Thierry Huillet. She was also part of the soloist ensemble for the 15th of August concert under the direction of Michel Piquemal at the Abbaye of Sylvanes.
She has performed at the Wigmore Hall for two contemporary creations in 2017 and 2018; at Barbican Hall; Milton Court; Silk Street Theatre but also at the Festival de Sylvanès, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert and Rocamadour. She collaborated with the Ubu Ensemble at the Drawing Room in London for a concert of contemporary works in 2018.
Through various performances Delphine had the opportunity to work with conductor Andrea Marcon, Eamonn Dougan, Pablo Beznosiuk, Pierre Vallet, Bernard Tétu and Michel Piquemal.
She also received, during her years of studies, the invaluable guidance from teachers, singers and vocal coaches such as Emma Kirkby, Sarah Walker, Edith Wiens, Jennifer Smith, Gary Coward, Eugene Asti, David Gowland, Pierre Vallet, Robert Levin and Michel Wolkowitsky.
Next, Delphine will sing Eve in the Creation by J. Haydn directed by Michel Piquemal in August 2021. She will sing with the Ensemble La Fenice directed by Jean Tubéry for a festive concert around J.S. Bach at the festival of Saint-Guilhem-le-desert in September 2021.
In opera, she will be Pamina at the Festival Lyrique de Pézénas Enchantée in October 2021.
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