Lucile Richardot

Lucile Richardot’s repertoire spans from medieval music to the present day. She regularly performs with ensembles such as Correspondances, Pygmalion, Les Arts Florissants, Pulcinella, Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien, Collegium 1704, Le Poème Harmonique, Les Paladins and the Ensemble Intercontemporain.

Since 2007, she has been singing on Europe’s largest stages. In 2009, she created the role of the First Aunt in Philippe Boesmans’ opera Yvonne, Princesse de Bourgogne at the Paris Opéra and at the Theater an der Wien. As a sought-after oratorio soloist, she has performed with orchestras such as the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest, and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra Toronto.

In 2018, she made her debut at the Festival d’Aix as the Sorceress and Spirit in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, as well as at New York’s Carnegie Hall with a Berlioz program conducted by John Eliot Gardiner. In 2017, she was part of a European tour featuring Monteverdi’s three operas, including performances at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice.

In 2019, she made her debut at La Scala in Milan as Ino in Handel’s Semele. Her first solo album, Perpetual Night, was released in 2018 by harmonia mundi and received numerous international awards, including the Diapason d’Or, Classica magazine’s Choc de l’Année, the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik and the Caecilia Prize from the Belgian Music Press Association.

Also released by harmonia mundi in 2021 was the album Berio to Sing. In 2023, she began recording the complete songs of Nadia and Lili Boulanger and appeared as Geneviève in Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande in Rouen and at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.

With Les Siècles conducted by François-Xavier Roth, she portrayed Gertrude in Ambroise Thomas’ Hamlet in 2022, a role she also performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris. Other recent engagements include Cornelia in Handel’s Giulio Cesare under Philippe Jaroussky, Hippolyta in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Rouen, Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tirésias and Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, as well as the title role in Desmarets’ Circé at the Boston Early Music Festival.

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