Natalie Pérez © Capucine de Chocqueuse

Natalie Pérez


Mezzo-Soprano formerly Soprano, Natalie Pérez was awarded, as a result of this transition, the First Prize for Women in Opera as well as two special prizes at the international Nuits Lyriques de Marmande Competition 2019. Previously a member of the « Jardin des Voix » of Les Arts Florissants (William Christie/Paul Agnew), as well as the opera studio of Opera Fuoco (David Stern), Natalie studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, under John Evans’ tutelage. In 2018, the mezzo-soprano took part in the Mozart Academy of Aix-en-Provence’s festival, and was awarded the French Melodie prize at the Vivonne Competition « Vienne en Voix »; she was also finalist of the prestigious Bordeaux Médoc Competition.

On the operatic platform, Natalie makes her debut as Cisseo in J.C. Bach’s Zanaida with Opera Fuoco at the Leipziger Bachfest. Her roles since include Dorabella (Così fan tutte, Lebanese national Orchestra, Toufic Maatouk); Oberto (Alcina – David Stern, Opera Fuoco, Shanghai Baroque Festival); Despina in Così fan tutte (Théâtre de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines), Sofia in Il Signor Bruschino (British Youth Opera), Bubikopf in Der Kaiser von Atlantis (Ullmann – Théâtre de l’Athénée, Opéra de Reims, de Nantes, de Massy), Silberklang in Der Schauspieldirektor and Tonina in Prima la Musica (Mozart/Salieri, David Stern and the Hong Kong Philharmonic); Mirtilla in Damon (Telemann – Theater Magdeburg); Despina in Cosi Fanciulli (Bacri – Théâtre-des-Champs-Elysées).

Last season, Mozart Requiem at the Seine Musicale, staged by Yoann Bourgeois, with Laurence Equilbey and Insula Orchestra, project around Rameau’s Castor et Pollux at Festival Heidelberger Frühling, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with Orchestre Régional de Normandie, Floreska (Amor Conjugale – Mayr) with Opera Fuoco at Bonn’s Beethovenfest, Bergamo (cancelled), Sesto (Giulio Cesare) with the Rundfunkorchester Hannover (D. Stern) (cancelled).

Passionate about song repertoire, Natalie made her debut at the Wigmore Hall in September 2019 as part of a young artist programme, led by Dame Felicity Lott and François Le Roux. She has participated in master classes with Anne Sofie Von Otter, Angelika Kirchschlager, Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, Ann Murray; and at the Franz-Schubert Institut in Austria, where she worked with Elly Ameling, Helmut Deutsch, Julius Drake, Bernarda Fink, Tobias Truniger, Robert Holl, Rudolf Jansen, Andreas Schmidt and Roger Vignoles. She has formed a duo with pianist Daniel Heide and debuted with him at the Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona in 2021.

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