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Natalie Perez

Soprano

French soprano Natalie Pérez began her musical studies at the age of eight with Judy Swoerczewski, before she continued her training under the tutelage of John Evans at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Natalie represented her school at the Kathleen Ferrier Bursary for Young Singers competition in 2009 and obtained the Joyce Budd (2nd) Prize.

In 2011 Natalie joined the Atelier Lyrique of Opera Fuoco, with whom she re-created the role of Cisseo in the modern World Premiere of J.C. Bach’s long-lost opera Zanaida, conducted by David Stern in the Bachfest Leipzig.

Passionate about opera, but also Lieder and mélodies, Natalie has sung in masterclasses with Paul Agnew, Anne Sofie Von Otter, Angelika Kirchschlager, Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, David Stern, Peggy Bouveret; and at the Schubert Institut in Austria, she had the opportunity to work with Elly Ameling, Helmut Deutsch, Julius Drake, Bernarda Fink, Tobias Truniger, Robert Holl, Rudolf Jansen, Andreas Schmidt and Roger Vignoles.

On stage, Natalie has performed the roles of La Musica and Euridice in Monteverdi’s Orfeo with Hampstead Garden Opera (Nov 2012); and covered the roles of Sofia in Rossini’s Il Signor Brushino and First Nymph in Jacob Peri’s Euridice, both with British Youth Opera (2009, 2010). She also coved Cobweb in the Guildhall’s production of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Barbican Center (Feb 2012). Natalie was twice prizewinner of the Internationaler Gesangswettbewerb of the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg, and took part in several performances of Die Weisse Dame (Boieldieu), as well as Operngalas and various concert performances in the park and theatre of the Kammeroper (2008, 2009).

Natalie discovered a passion for early music with Jay Bernfeld and the ensemble Fuoco e Cenere, with whom she performed in a series of concerts in 2012 : at the Tropical Baroque Festival in Miami, a concert of Monteverdi madrigals with the soprano Julie Fioretti; and in a French tour (including the Cité de la Musique, Paris) of « Pulcinella » a concert around the works of Pergolesi with the Puppetmaster Bruno Leone.

As a song recital performer, she interprets Schumann's Liederkreis Op. 39 in Schumann's House in Leipzig, as well as at the Guildhall, with the pianist Ammiel Bushakevitz. She also performs in various concerts with the Schubert Institut in Baden, Austria. Within the Guildhall, Natalie performes Poulenc’s cycle « Telle jour, telle nuit », as part of Graham Johnson’s concert series; and sings in Eugene Asti's Mendelssohn series, both with the pianist Ricardo Gosalbo.

Upcoming engagements include the role of Despina with David Stern and Opera Fuoco in 2013-14; Mademoiselle Silberklang and Tonnina in Mozart's Der Schauspieldirektor and Salieri's Prima la Musica with David Stern and the Hong Kong Philharmonic (Hong Kong, June 2013). She will perform the role of Bubikopf in Viktor Ullmann's Der Kaiser von Atlantis, a production of Arcal, in several tours in France, Germany, Switzerland and Czech Republic (conductors Philippe Nahon, then Facundo Agudin, 2014-15).

With Opera Fuoco
: Zanaida - Cosi fan tutte - Cosi Fanciulli - Concert-rencontre Cosi fan tutte - Masterclass Cosi fan tutte - Educational Activities Cosi fan tutte - Masterclass De Purcell à Britten - Masterclass Opéra Français au XIXè - Educational activities Zanaida

Sound, photos & videos: Zanaida - Educational activities Zanaida

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