Anaïk Morel was born in Lyon (France). She completed her musical studies at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Lyon with Francoise Pollet and graduated top of the class. In 2004, she was awarded the Premier Prix at the Pierre Bernac Competition in St Jean de Luz, and in 2006, the Prix du Public and the Second Prix at the International Competition for Chamber Music in Lyon where she distinguished herself as a passionate interpret of french songs and lieder. In 2011 she was awarded the fourth Prize at the prestigious Concours Reine Elisabeth in Brussels.
In 2006 she joined the Opera Studio of the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich where she stayed for 2 years. From 2008 through 2010 she was a member of the Ensemble of the Bayerische Staatsoper where she performed Carmen (Mercedes), Nabucco (Fenena), Falstaff (Meg Page), Hänsel und Gretel (Hänsel), Dialogues des Carmélites (Soeur Mathilde), Palestrina (Silla) and Die schweigsame Frau (Carlotta). Meanwhile she has performed at the Bayerische Staatsoper (Die Tragödie des Teufels by Peter Eöstvös, Federica in Luisa Miller), at the Staatsoper Berlin as well as at the Teatro alla Scala (Die Walküre), at the Besançon Opera (Maddalena in Rigoletto), at the Opéra national de Lorraine (Lazuli in Chabrier's L'Etoile and Boulotte in Offenbach's Barbe-Bleue), at the Opéra de Lyon and at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari (Mère Marie in Dialogues des Carmélites), at the Opéra de Paris (Siebel in Faust), at the Staatstheater Saarbrücken and at the Staatsoper Stuttgart (Marguerite in La Damnation de Faust) as well as at the Salzburg Festival (World Premiere of Charlotte Salomon by Marc-André Dalbavie). In the last few years she has made her successful debut as Carmen at the Staatsoper Stuttgart, a role she has also successfully performed at the Zurich Opera and at the Opéra de Montpellier. She has also performed Preziosilla (La forza del destino) at the Theater Basel, Fenena (Nabucco) at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Charlotte (Werther) at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt, at the Opéra du Rhin and at the Zurich Opera as well as Dido (Dido and Aeneas) at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence.
Her opera plans for 2018/19 include Sesto (La Clemenza di Tito) at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt, Komponist (Ariadne auf Naxos) at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse as well as Jocaste (Oedipe von Enescu) at the Salzburg Festival.
Anaïk Morel appears regularly in concert and recital. She has performed with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, the Orchestre de Picardie, the Orchestre symphonique et lyrique de Nancy, the Orchestra of Angers Nantes Opéra, the Orchestre national de Lyon, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Les Siècles, Insula Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, Musique des Lumières with conductors such as Facundo Agudin, Nicolas André, Laurence Equilbey, Alan Gilbert, Kent Nagano, Hervé Niquet, François-Xavier Roth, Sébastien Rouland, Leonard Slatkin.
Anaïk Morel has recorded melodies by Charles Koechlin (CD available on Timpani records, 2015).