Photo: Thierry Russo Delattre
Representation: sundry territories
Contact: Nora Pötter-Grabko
Phone: +43-1-512 05 01-19
Catherine Hunold is enjoying an international career debut, gaining recognition at an early age for the power of her voice and her keen and deeply felt musicianship. Jumping in for her first Isolde at the Praha State Opera, she is now turning to some of the most demanding roles of the dramatic soprano literature.
Highlights of Catherine Hunold’s 2011-12 season include performances of the title role of Francesca da Rimini by Ambroise Thomas at the Metz Opera, the Verdi Requiem with the Het Brabants Orchestra at the Eindhoven Muziekgebouw and Rotterdam De Doelen, Elsa in Lohengrin at the Esplanade de St- Etienne, understudying Elektra she will sing the 5th Magd and Die Aufseherin at the Montpellier and Marseille Opera.
Miss Hunold has made numerous concert and recital appearances in Europe. Her concert credits include a re-cital at the Vlaasme Opera with Graham Johnson around Mahler’s Knabenwundenhorn, and most of the major works for the dramatic soprano including Mahler's Symphony No. 8 with the Trondheim Symfoniorkester led by his music director Eivind Aadland, Verdi Requiem in Paris Invalides, Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 under Jona-than Schiffman at Avignon and Toulon opera.
She has performed in international opera and concert houses including, amongst others Theatre des Champs Elysees, Vlaamse Oper, Théâtre du Châtelet, Praha State Opera, Theater an der Wien, Opera de Nice, Opera d'Avignon, Opera de Toulon, Opera National de Montpellier, International Maifestspiele the Wiesbaden Opera, Salle Gaveau, Cité de la musique, Festival de Radio France Montpellier, Teatro Malibran, Opera-Théâtre de Metz-Métropole, Atelier Lyrique de Tourcoing.
Her concert and opera activities have brought her together with an array of respected conductors including Eivind Aadland, Philippe Auguin, Alain Altinoglu, Jan Latham Koenig, Walter Kobera, Jonathan Schiffman, Jérémie Rhorer, Jacques Mercier, Kees Bakels, Paul-Emmanuel Thomas, Samuel Jean. She has performed with the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, Spectra Ensemble, Ensemble Modern of Frankfurt, Trond-heim Symfoniorkester, Het Brabant Orchestra, Orchestre de la Grande Ecurie et de la Chambre du Roy, Or-chestre National de Montpellier, Orchestra dell Accademia Filarmonica di Saluzzo, Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, Orchestre National de Lorraine.
Past operatic credits include among others Lady Macbeth from Verdi’s Macbeth in Paris, Bessie with Angelika KIRCHSCHLAGER in Kurt Weill's Mahagonny Songspiel at the Theatre de Champs Elysees and the Theater an der Wien, a Blumenmädchen and Kundry understudy under Philippe AUGUIN in Nice Opera, Pepa in Mateo Falcone by Theodore Gouvy in Metz Opera with Jean-Philippe LAFONT, Agnès in La Nonne sanglante by Berlioz under Alain ALTINOGLU, Ilsa in the Hercules world premiere by Lucien Posman at the Vlaasme Opera, Clorinda in Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda by Monteverdi, Electre in Idomenée by Campra at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden. Miss Hunold has worked with stage directors as Philippe Sireuil, Carlos Wagner, Marcelo Lombardero, Juliette Deschamps, Roland Aeschlimann and choregrapher Lucinda Childs... Singing for Jean-François Zygel during his music lessons at the Theatre du Chatelet, she performed Sieglinde and Brunnhilde (Die Walküre), Marie (Wozzeck), Madame Lidoine and Jenufa. Catherine Hunold also took part in the Tv show "The Music Box 2009" devoted to women's voices on France2.
Prize winner of several international competitions, Catherine Hunold was finalist of the famous WAGNERVOICES 2006, was awarded the Grand Prize at the European Competition in Arles, the 2nd prize of the Maria Kraja competition in Tirana, the Gold Medal of the Young Soloists International Competition in Lux-embourg and the SACEM prize 2002 for her interpretation of songs by Francis Poulenc.
A Paris born, Catherine Hunold made her first opera steps at the age of 11 at the Opera Comique in L’écume des jours by Anton Denisov. She worked with such distinguished musicians as the french coloratura soprano Mady MESPLE in Paris, Dame Margaret PRICE at the Vlaasme Operastudio, Graham JOHNSON, Christa LUDWIG, Malcolm KING. At the personal invitation of Christa LUDWIG, she follows her masterclass around the Strauss, Wagner and Puccini heroines at the Villecroze Academy of Music expanding her repertoire to Ariadne, Elsa, Tosca and the Marschallin and is the recipient of the Villecroze Foundation Career Grant to pre-pare her future role with Christa LUDWIG in Vienna.