In 2023/2024 Albane Carrère will sing the roles of La Tasse, la Libellule and Le Pâtre in L'Enfant et les sortilèges by Ravel at the Avignon and the Tours opera houses, the roles of Mercedes and Annina in Italy on the stages of the operas houses of Lecce and Catania, and the role of Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly, Puccini) at the Aix-en-Provence Festival. In concert, we will hear her in varied programs such as the Miroir de Jésus by Caplet with the regional orchestra of Normandy, the Stabat Mater by Pergolèse with La Maison Illuminée, in eclectic trios singing/cello/accordion or singing/guitar /violin and in the repertoire of his
contemporary records recently released by Cyprès: Il est quelqu’un sur terre, Still Schubert and the Berio/Rens Folksongs (PBA of Charleroi, Bozar Brussels, Liège Philharmonque,...).
2022/2023 : She sang the role of Cherubino in "Le Nozze di Figaro" (Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania), Mercedes in "Carmen" (Toulon Opera), the world premiere of Jean-Luc Fafchamps Symphonie n°1 "Ombres Célestes" at Bozar (Brussels) and the lead role of Clara Wieck in the world premiere of Benjamin Hamon's Espace Fluide.
Numerous concerts and operas marked this season, starting with the ‘Paris mes amours’ concert with the ‘Philharmonie de Liège’ and the "Il est quelqu'un sur terre" concert reflecting Albane's CD released in June. She has sung on several occasions in the baroque concert "Le Travesti, un genre d'opéra" (Spa, Namur) with Scherzi musicali, "La Belle Saison Concert
Âme Slave" with Helios (Blois, Cherbourg, St Dizier, Coulommiers, Paris) and the Offenbach Concerts at the Théâtre de Namur.
"Woman artist incarnate", "moving and ideal, with a warm, deep and round voice, in perfect dramatic and lyrical connivance with the role" (Resmusica 2022), her recent interpretation of the title role of the Woman in Jean-Luc Fafchamps' world premiere at the ‘Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie’ has won her praise from the international press.
Her album Il est quelqu'un sur terre, ranked No. 1 in Le Monde's annual selection for 2022 by music critic Pierre Gervasoni, for whom "this inexhaustibly rich disc allows us to appreciate the power of embodiment of a singer who has now reached maturity" (Le Monde, portrait, May 2023), has been regularly broadcast on European radio this season.
2021 – 2022 : Albane Carrère was Cherubino in "Le Nozze di Figaro" at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris and Idamante in "Idomeneo" at the Avignon Opera. Another highlight of the season was Jean-Luc Fafchamps' world premiere of "Is this the end, part 2", in the title role of The Woman at La Monnaie (Brussels). She sang the mezzo part in Beethoven's Ninth in Paris, Amiens and Geneva with the Geneva Chamber Orchestra and the ‘Orchestre de Picardie’. She was also in Geneva with Les rencontres lyriques and in Soissons and Rouen for Mozart's "Leçon de musique" and Pergolese's "Stabat Mater".
2020 - 2021: Albane Carrère is The Woman at ‘Théâtre de la Monnaie’ (Brussels) in the world premiere of Is this the End, part 1? by Jean-Luc Fafchamps. She sang the mezzo solo in the world premiere of Reverdy's Cosmicomiche at Nice Opera, then the roles of Mercedes in Carmen and Annina in Traviata at Toulon Opera. In concert, she was mezzo solo in Rossini's Stabat Mater at the Catania Opera, then toured Belgium with Berio Folksongs and Lieder by Robert and Clara Schumann. In France, she sang Berlioz's Nuits d'Eté with the Contraste Ensemble in Royan.
2019-2020 : Albane was Annina in Verdi's La Traviata during a Japanese tourin Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya; Cherubin in Les Petites Noces by Mozart in a french creation at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, the Rouen Opera house and at the Avignon Opera House; Suzuki in Madame Butterfly by Puccini during a tour in the South of Italy with ‘Les Frivolités parisiennes’. In concerts: Requiem Saint-Saëns in Paris, Robert and Clara Schumann in a Belgian-French tour, Stabat Mater by Pergolèse with the Rosasolis Ensemble.
2018-2019 : Cherubino in Les Noces de Figaro by Mozart in the Avignon Opera House, Enrichetta di Francia in I puritani, Bersi in Andrea Chenier at the Verdi Theater in Trieste, Concepcion in l'Heure Espagnole (Ravel) in Cannes and Marguerite in La
Damnation de Faust by Berlioz at the Phoenix in Valenciennes. Concerts : Les Nuits d'Eté by Berlioz at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées and at the Besançon Festival, and Le Cosmicomiche world premiere with Toulon Opera, by Michèle Reverdy.
2017-2018 : Albane sang the main part of Donna in Senza Sangue world scenic creation by Peter Eötvös in London at the Barbican and at the Hackney Empire, Garcias in Don Quichote at the Bordeaux Opera House, Cunégonde in le Roi Carotte at the Lille Opera House, Clotilde in Norma at the Saint-Etienne Opera, Rouen Opera and at the Muscat Opera (Oman), Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Bordeaux Opera, Marie in Moïse and Pharaon at the Rossini Festival in Bad Wildbad.
In 2015-2016, she was on TV (France 3) in the very first edition of the Fauteuils d'Orchestre TV broadcast singing with Ruggero Raimondi. She sang The Fairy Queen by Purcell at the Opéra de Metz, Le Renard in La Petite Renarde Rusée by Janacek at the Amphithéâtre Bastille, Mercedes in Carmen at the Opéra Grand Avignon, La Tsigane in Le Journal d'un Disparu by Janacek. She played the title role of Donna in the world premiere scenic version of Senza Sangue by Peter Eötvös at the ‘Opéra Grand Avignon’, the Gothenburg Concert Hall in Sweden, and at the Armel Budapest Opera Festival.
In 2013-2014, Her career took a new turn with a world premiere : La Dispute by Benoît Mernier at the ‘Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels’, in the role of Adine. She then sang as a soloist at the Théâtre Antique des Chorégies d'Orange with the Avignon Lyric Orchestra, Zerlina (Don Giovanni by Mozart) in Tours and Reims opera houses as well as at the Open
Air Opera Festival. She was Mercédès in Carmen and Lucienne (Die Tote Stadt, Korngold) at the Nantes Opera and the Lorraine National Opera.
Between 2010 and 2012, she was awarded the status of soloist in residence at the ‘Opéra de Rouen’. She performed amongst others: the Second Lady (Die Zauberflöte by Mozart), Karolka (Jenufa by Leoš Janáček), Mrs Grose (Le Tour d'écrou by Britten) and Flora (Traviata by Verdi) at the Versailles Opera.
In 2010 she was chosen for the title role of Thérèse (Massenet) at the ‘Opéra Royal de Wallonie’ (Liège) and she was invited several times to the Progetto Martha Argerich in Switzerland Lugano to perform the role of Samantha in "La Fugue" by Alexis Weissenberg accompanied by Martha Argerich.
Her opera debut was in 2008 at the Gant Opera in the role of Mallika (Lakmé de Delibes), then she stared in the musical La Mélodie du Bonheur in the main role of Maria at the Palais des Beaux-Arts and at the Forum of Liège.
Since 2005, the Belgian lyric festival "Solistes au Domaine" invited Albane to sing alongside Barbara Hendricks, José Van Dam and Yvan Rebroff. She has regularly appeared in concerts at the Brussels Summer Festival, the Nuits musicales in Beloeil, at the Mosan Summer Festival, the Midis-Minimes, the Stavelot Festival and the Bozar in Brussels.
The mezzo-soprano Albane Carrère was born in Vienna in Austria.
After a master's degree in sociology, she studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music and the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Brussels. She then continued her training at the European Opera Centre, with Opera Fuoco, and took part in the master classes of Teresa Berganza, Nadine Denize and Ann Murray at the Music Academy if the Aix-en-Provence Festival.
Albane performs on France 3 in the TV broadcast Musiques en Fête live from the Théâtre Antique des Chorégies d'Orange. She has made live recordings with Radio Classique, Musiq3, Arte Live Web, the BBC, France Musique. She has released Mozart album with Les Flamands Noirs, an album of Schubert with Alfama that won The Octave de la musique price
and, recently, Weigl with the italian Mark Rothko Ensemble with Urania records, Schumann with Azur Classical, and french/italian and contemporary Fafchamps songs with Cyprès. With EMI she released life concerts with Martha Argerich at the Lugano Festival.