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Morgane Heyse* Soprano

Morgane Heyse, French-German coloratura soprano, was born in a bilingual and music-loving

family. After years of studying the viola and playing in numerous orchestras, her passion for singing

brought her to Belgium ; first to Liège, where she studied at the Conservatoire Royal de Liège and

obtained a master's degree in Lyrical Arts and a teaching degree in Lyrical Arts and Singing, then to

Ghent, where she graduated in 2017 from the International Opera Academy.

 

Her flexible voice allows her to travel with great pleasure through an eclectic repertoire and sing pieces from the Renaissance period to contemporary music.

Morgane sang the roles of Aspasia (Mitridate, Re di Ponto) as the understudy of Lenneke Ruiten (La Monnaie/De Munt) conducted by Christophe Rousset, Papagena (Die Zauberflöte at Kunsthuis Opera Vlaanderen), Nina (Il giovedì grasso) at the Armel Opera Festival 2017, Orasia (Orpheus), Belinda (Dido and Aeneas), Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel), Sivene (Le Cinesi), Premier Esprit (Cendrillon), la Princesse et la Pastourelle (L'Enfant et les sortilèges) et Erste Dame (Die Zauberflöte). Morgane also loves to sing the operetta repertoire and sang the role of Ernestine (Mr. Choufleuri) and Inès (Les Bavards) with the Brussels Operette Theater.

 

During the 2017/2018 season, Morgane sang the role of Makiko for the world premiere of Pascal Zavaro’s last opera Manga-Café, a production of the Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne, where she also sang the role of Girl in Trouble in Tahiti by L. Bernstein. She also made a remarkable debut as Queen of the Night in the Holland Opera production Zauberflöte Requiem.

 

In 2019, Morgane will sing at the prestigious Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie / De Munt the roles of Une soeur de Palomides and Une servante, for the world premiere of the last opera by the promising French composer Benjamin Attahir (Le silence des ombres) and will sing in London the role of Sofia (The Mother), for the world premiere of the fifth opera by the English composer Laurence Osborn.

 

Indeed, with the complicity of her mentor, Jean-Pierre Peuvion, Morgane specialised in

contemporary music and took part in numerous world premieres ( roles of Almaïde (La Caravane du Caire reloaded) and Liliane (Le Chat) ) and festivals, where she sang works by composers such as Cage, Scelsi, Berio, Takemitsu, Bartholomée, Mernier, Riadis, De Jaer, Peuvion, Colin, Cominotto...

Morgane also sang in various oratorio: Johannes Passion (J-S Bach), Messiah (G. F.

Haendel), Messe solennelle en l'honneur de Ste Cécile (Ch. Gounod), Stabat Mater (G. B.

Pergolesi), Magnificat (A. Vivaldi), Requiem (G. Fauré). She is a fervent performer of art songs (A. Schönberg, A. Copland, A. Dvorak, G. Holst, T. Takemitsu, A. von Zemlinski, L. Bernstein... ) and explorer of forgotten works by Porpora, Fiocco, Campra, Couperin or Rameau.

 

She won the Best Performer Price at the Armel Opera Festival (2017), the role of Sofia (The Mother) at the Armel Opera Competition (2016), third price at the 7th Concours lyrique international Bell'Arte (2015), was a half-finalist in the Voix Nouvelles 2018 competition and finalist in theSummerFest Europe competition (2013).

 

Morgane has worked with conductors such as Alberto Zedda, Christophe Rousset, Pierre Bartholomée, Dirk Vermeulen, Hansjörg Albrecht, Julien Masmondet, François Deppe, Korneel Bernolet; composers Benoît Mernier and Pascal Zavaro; and singers Natalie Dessay, Linda Watson, Bernarda Fink, Laurent Naouri, Dietrich Henschel, Georg Nigl, Baudouin De Jaer, a.o.

 

Morgane will be featured on the new CD of contemporary art songs by J-P. Peuvion, Chansons Indigo, to be released in October 2018, on the live recording of Manga-café (role of Makiko) and will sing the role of La Statue in Pygmalion by J-Ph. Rameau in the new CD of Apotheosis, directed by Korneel Bernolet, to be released in January 2019.