Héloïse Koempgen soprano
After beginning to study music as a child, Héloïse studied philosophy at the Sorbonne. She then devoted herself fully to opera and earned a degree at the Ecole Normale de Musique, Paris, in the class of D. Ottevaere. Also receiving advice from S. Valayre, B. Frittoli, R. Raimondi, M. Plasson, and T. Krause, she won awards at numerous vocal competitions: Béziers, Bordeaux and Arles, France; ‘Ad honorem Mozart’, Prague; Giulio Neri, Spazio Musica, Italy; Belvedere, Moscow. Impassioned by chamber music, Héloïse sings in Russian, Hungarian, Czech... and also gives recitals of French and Italian music with the duo Kbz in ascolto, which won the Cziffra (Paris) and Respighi (Verona) competitions.
Her opera repertoire includes the great Mozart roles: Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Donna Anna and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, and Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte. Curious, she also sings Massenet, Verdi, Lehár, Hasse, Rossini, Pergolesi and Offenbach. She made her debut in 2020 with Violetta (La Traviata), and Donna Elvira at the Massy Opera and will sing Messiaen’s Harawi. An unconditional, inveterate lover of Puccini’s music, Héloïse sang Mimì (La Bohème) at the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, Cio-Cio San (Madama Butterfly) in Orvieto, and will soon portray Floria Tosca in Tosca at the Lirica sul Tevere festival in Orte, Italy.
Among her last engagements, Héloïse Koempgen made her debut at the Opéra Grand Avignon as Cio-Cio San, in their last production of Madama Butterfly.