Anaïk Morel made her successful and most auspicious role-debut as Carmen at the Stuttgart State Opera in 2016, followed by further appearances with Bizet’s title-role in Zurich and Montpellier. Now this legendary role enables our mezzo-soprano from Lyon to make her debut with a legendary opera-company, the Royal Opera House London Covent Garden in London. First performance on June 22, 2019
Anaïk Morel’s schedule in 2018 was dominated by two major roles from the French repertoire (Charlotte in Werther at Klagenfurt, then at the Opéra du Rhin and at the Zurich Opera as well as Carmen at the Montpellier Opera). The start of the New Year, however, endows a German role to her which she has been longing for since a long time: the Composer in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos. Concurrent with her role-debut, she is also making her debut with the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse!
Opening-night on March 1st, 2019
Anaïk Morel’s last season was strongly dominated by the role of Charlotte (Werther) which was to become her favourite part henceforth. Her successful debut in Klagenfurt was followed by no less successful revivals of this role at the Opéra du Rhin in Strasbourg and at the Zürich Opera.
Compared to sopranos Mozart considerably neglected the mezzo-sopranos. However, the breeches-part of Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito is an absolutely stunning role in this repertoire. Our French mezzo-soprano is now singing this part for the first time at the Klagenfurt Stadttheater concurrently joining her first Mozartian opera since season 2009/10 while she was still an opera-studio-member at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich (2nd Lady in The Magic Flute).
Opening-night on November 8, 2018. Further performances until December 19, 2018.
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At the beginning of the current season Anaïk Morel made her sensational role-debut as Charlotte (Werther) at the Klagenfurt Theatre, followed by another deeply moving portrait of this part few weeks ago at the Opéra du Rhin. On short term and sort of surmounting an already outstandingly successful season marked by her new role, our mezzo-soprano from Lyon has been called now to perform Charlotte also at the Zurich Opera. A well deserved appreciation for a world-class singer!
Revival of Werther at the Zurich Opera on May 10, 2018. All dates of performances.
Right after her Charlotte in Massenet’s Werther at the Opéra du Rhin in Strasbourg, Anaïk Morel appears as Carmen at the Opéra de Montpellier.
Let’s still remain with her Charlotte at the Opéra du Rhin (two more performances to follow at La Filature in Mulhouse on March 2nd and 4th), a production which was widely commented in press and media. You will find some press-quotes below (in fact detailed reports, however, what should be left aside?):
„Mezzo-soprano Anaïk Morel expresses the complexity of Charlotte’s character in gesture and voice. No matter whether she scrunches Christmas baubles, crouches down on the floor in foetal curl, or whether she breaks free in high dudgeon from Albert’s imposed embrace, nothing detracts the clearness of her articulation or her vocal power. These are even more increased due to her profound low register in the moment when being enforcedly separated from Werther, due to her powerful high notes when getting discouraged and due to her shattering vocal colour when recollecting her mother’s death.“ (Ölyrix)
„As Charlotte – whose role is very much spotlighted here - Anaïk Morel’s richly coloured timbre serves for an extremely profound embodiment of the character.“ (ConcertClassic.com)
„French mezzo-soprano Anaïk Morel possesses a well-balanced and gorgeous timbre as well as an impressing vocal power and volume. One may not be disappointed, if her vocal line is not always fully harmonious, but her Charlotte owns a most serious sensuality which makes the destructive passion of the title-hero even more credible. We are awaiting eagerly her Carmen in Montpellier next month. Her glowing timbre and her temperament should make her an ideal heroine of Bizet’s masterpiece.“ (opera-online.com)
„After having given her role-debut in Klagenfurt recently, Anaïk Morel is a deeply moving and fully committed Charlotte. Her timbre is compelling, well-rounded and mellifluous, exquisite and warm in the low register.“ (Resmusica)
„The cast consists of fresh and young singers who are sustaining the success of this production. Anaïk Morel’s interpretation of the role of Charlotte, likewise fervent and coy when expressing her love, needs to be held in high esteem. The lovely vocal projection of her aria „Va, laisse couler mes larmes“ is emotionally moving without any unduly vibrato.“ (Wanderer)
A few weeks ago, Anaïk Morel made her acclaimed role debut as Charlotte in Massenet’s Werther at the Klagenfurt Theatre. Some press cuttings referring to that production:
„Anaïk Morel’s Charlotte doesn’t have to fear the comparison with casts at major stages of the operatic world. The French singer commands a smoothly controlled mezzo-soprano voice, equally compelling in high and low range. She delivers a flexible vocal-line without any break throughout all registers, captivating with a dark bronzing lustre timbre and flawless phrasing.“ (Das Opernglas, 01.2018)
„Anaïk Morel renders her Charlotte with a warm-hearted, mellow and wonderfully dark coloured mezzo-soprano which also grants marvellous delicate shades“. (Salzburger Nachrichten, 9.11.17)
„Anaïk Morel’s mezzo-soprano as Charlotte is equally exquisite as powerful “. (Kronen Zeitung, 4.11.17)
„Anaïk Morel sings Charlotte resonant, but also captivating, with tender and affectionate expression“. (Kleine Zeitung, 4.11.17)
Anaïk Morel is now performing Charlotte again within a new production at the Opéra du Rhin. Opening-night in Strasbourg on February 9, 2018. All dates of performances.
A dream is even better when coming true! After having already been a guest with internationally renowned promoters such as the Bavarian State Opera, the Stuttgart State Theatre, with Salzburg Festival, the Basel Theatre, the Zürich Opera, the Paris Opéra national and the Opéra de Lyon, Anaïk Morel is just about to have a dream fulfilled when making her role-debut as Charlotte in a new production of Werther at the Klagenfurt Opera House. Opening-night on November 2, 2017.
After brilliantly proving to be a first-class Carmen at the Stuttgart State Opera last season, Anaïk Morel is getting back to the Italian repertoire when making her role-debut in the demanding part of Preziosilla in La forza del destino at the Basel Theatre.
Opening night on October 22, 2016. All dates of performances
A long-term planned experience, finally about to happen: Carmen! As all her predecessors having performed this mythic role so far, Anaïk Morel is happily exited to make her own experience with this role. Her first Carmen can be witnessed at the Stuttgart Staatsoper as of February 21st, 2016.
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After having performed Mère Marie (Dialogues des Carmélites) at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari and Siebel (Faust) for her debut at the Opéra national de Paris this season, Anaïk Morel will appear at the Staatsoper Stuttgart as Maddalena in a new production of Verdi’s Rigoletto.
Anaïk Morel already had the opportunity to get familiar with the Verdi-repertoire while performing roles such as Fenena and Meg Page at the Bayerische Staatsoper.
Opening night of Rigoletto in Stuttgart on June 28, 2015. All dates of performances
Since she made her international debut in 2008, Anaïk Morel has distinguished herself on stages such as the Bayrische Staatsoper (Hänsel/Hänsel und Gretel, Fenena/Nabucco, Meg Page/Falstaff), the Staatsoper Stuttgart (Marguerite/La Damnation de Faust), the Salzburg Festival (Paulinka Bimbam/Charlotte Salomon), the Opéra national de Lorraine (Lazuli/L’Etoile, Boulotte/Barbe-Bleue) and the Opéra national de Lyon (Mère Marie/Dialogues des Carmélites).
The world premiere of Charlotte Salomon at this summer's Salzburg Festival caused a high echo in the international media. After Gesualdo, staged at the opera in Zurich in 2010, this is now the second opera composed by Marc-André Dalbavie. Anaïk Morel performed the role of Paulinka Bimbam, Charlotte Salomon's stepmother, whose name in real life was Paula Lindberg and who was an opera singer.
Anaik Morel is making her debut at the Salzburg Festival in Charlotte Salomon, an opera by Marc-André Dalbavie.
Last season Anaïk Morel was acclaimed at the Opéra national de Lorraine in Chabrier's L'Etoile (Lazuli). She is back in Nancy taking part in a new production of Barbe-Bleue (Boulotte), a rarely performed operetta by Offenbach. Opening night on February 20, 2014. All dates of performances.
A few weeks ago, Anaïk Morel debuted in the difficult role of Mère Marie de l'Incarnation in the production of "Dialogues des Carmélites" at the Opéra national de Lyon with Christophe Honoré staging and Kazushi Ono conducting. The reviews were abundant and eulogistic. Excerpts.
Last season, she was acclaimed in Nancy in the demanding role of Lazuli (L'Etoile) and received accolades in Saarbrücken and Stuttgart for her outstanding performance as Marguerite (La Damnation de Faust). Anaïk Morel is now debuting at the Opéra national de Lyon in the role of Mère Marie in a new production of Poulenc's masterwork Dialogues des Carmélites. Conductor is Kazushi Ono, stage director Christophe Honoré. Opening night on 12 October 2013. All dates of performances
1st September 2013
After a fourth Prize at the prestigious Concours Reine Elisabeth in 2011 and a highly acclaimed Lazuli in Chabrier's L'Etoile at the Opéra national de Lorraine a few months ago, Anaïk Morel made a sensation a few weeks ago in Saarbrücken performing Marguerite in La Damnation de Faust. In the same role, the mezzo-soprano from Lyon is going to make her debut at the Staatsoper Stuttgart. Performances from May 26, 2013 on.
13 May 2013