Emmanuelle de Negri

From its very beginning Emmanuelle de Negri’s career demonstrated remarkable breadth of repertoire and emotional range. After a flying start as Yniold in Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande in Edinburgh and Glasgow and in the title-role of Bernardo Pasquini’s oratorio Sant’ Agnese at the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music, she established an enduring performing relationship with William Christie and les Arts Florissants, for whom outstanding performances have included Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, The Indian Queen, and Dido and Aeneas, Handel’s Susanna and Silete venti, Monteverdi’s Selva morale e spirituale, and numerous roles in French Baroque operas including Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie in Aix-en-Provence and Glyndebourne) and Platée at the Theater an der Wien and the Opéra-Comique and in New York, Lully’s Atys, Campra’s Les Fêtes vénitiennes at the Opéra-Comique, in Caen and Toulouse and Palès in Mondonville’s Titon et l’Aurore.

Emmanuelle has made regular performances with other prominent French ensembles such as Pulcinella, Les Folies Françoises, Les Enfants d’Apollo, Raphaël Pichon’s Pygmalion, Vincent Dumestre’s Le Poème Harmonique, Le Banquet Céleste, Les Paladins, and Les Accents. For Emmanuelle Haïm and her Concert d’Astrée, Emmanuelle also sung in Rameau’s Castor et Pollux in Lille, Dijon, Montpellier and Beaune, and in a new production of Rameau‘s Les Boréades staged by Barrie Kosky at the Opéra de Dijon).

Further opera roles have ranged from La Musica in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo and Amastre in Cavalli’s Serse to Cupidon in Offenbach’s Orphée aux Enfers, Mélisande in Dukas’s Ariane et Barbe-Bleue, Erinice in Rameaus Zoroastre and Mozart’s Papagena and Susanna.

In the 2020/21 season, Emmanuelle sang the role of Almirena in Rinaldo at l’Opéra de Rennes along with Damien Guillon and his Le Banquet Céleste. With William Christie and Les Arts Florsissants she sang in a new edition of Airs Serieux et à Boire in Paris, Épernay, London and Metz and in Titon et l’Aurore in Versailles. She also toured with Handel’s Israel in Egypt alongside René Jacobs and the Freiburger Barockorchester to Paris, Freiburg and Berlin.

Her discography includes Caldara’s Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo with Le Banquet Céleste and Damien Guillon, Rameau’s Dardanus and Castor et Pollux, a DVD of Lully’s Atys, a recital disc Bien que l’Amour with William Christie and Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice under Laurence Equilbey.

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