Little memory : Idomeneo at the Opera of Grand Avignon
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. She took part
in the master classes with Teresa Berganza, Nadine Denize and Ann Murray at the Music Academy at the
Festival d'Aix-en-Provence and she's worked on staging with Claudine Hunault.
For the 2022/2023 season : Many concerts and operas will mark this new season, starting with the concert Paris mes amours with the Philharmonie de Liège followed by the concert "Il est quelqu'un sur terre" reflecting Albane's CD, released last June in collaboration with Nicolas Krüger and Sébastien Walnier. Albane will invest 2 times in the concert "Le Travesti, un genre d'opéra" (Spa, Namur), but also on "La Belle Saison. Concert Âme Slave" (Blois, Cherbourg, St Dizier, Coulommiers or Paris). You can also find her in the role of Cherubin from the "Mariage de Figaro" (in Sicily) or the no less known one of Mercedès in "Carmen" (at the Toulon Opera). To this will be added a world premiere by Jean-Luc Fafchamps. Symphony No. 1 "Ombres Célestes" in Brussels, an Offenbach concert in Tournai or New Year's concerts in Sambreville and Namur, and many other incredible moments to be found in detail in the agenda....
Albane's musical history :
In 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 concert 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.
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 role of Maria at the Palais des Beaux-Arts and at the
Forum of Liège.
In 2010 she was chosen for the title role of Thérèse de Massenet at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie (Liège)
and she was invited several times to the Progetto Martha Argerich in Switzerland to perform the role of
Samantha in "La Fugue" by Alexis Weissenberg accompanied by Martha Argerich.
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) at the Toulon Opera, Karolka
(Jenufa by Leoš Janáček), Mrs Grose (Le Tour d'écrou by Britten) and Flora (Traviata by Verdi) at the
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. Followed by Zerlina (Don Giovanni
by Mozart) in Tours and Reims as well as at the Open Air Opera Festival (directed by Patrick Poivre
d'Arvor). She was Mercédès in Carmen and Lucienne (Die Tote Stadt, Korngold) at the Nantes Opera and
the Lorraine National Opera.
She also performed in Paris, at the Petit Palais and at the Cité de la Musique with the Opera Fuoco. At the
Toulon Opera, in Bordeaux with CroisiEurope and in Saint-Petersburg and in Sweden with the Ensemble
In 2015-2016, she was on France 3 in the very first edition of the Fauteuils d'Orchestre singing with
Ruggero Raimondi. She created with the Contraste ensemble, The Fairy Queen by Purcell at the Opéra de
Metz, before performing the 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.
2017-2018 : Albane continued to play some beautiful roles, in particular the main role of Donna in Senza
Sangue by Peter Eötvös in London, at the Barbican then at the Hackney Empire. She played Garcias in
Don Quichote at the Bordeaux Opera, Cunégonde in le Roi Carotte at the Lille Opera, Clotilde in Norma
at the Saint-Etienne Opera, Rouen 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.... She also went on
tour with the Contraste ensemble, notably in the Stabat Mater in Pergolèse.
2018-2019 : was a wounderful season with Chérubin in Les Noces de Figaro by Mozart in Avignon,
Enrichetta di Francia in I puritani, Bersi in Andrea Chenier at the Théâtre Verdi in Trieste followed by
Concepcion in l'Heure Espagnole in Cannes and Marguerite in La Damnation de Faust by Berlioz at the
Phoenix in Valenciennes. There were also some beautiful concerts, creations and recitals, including Les
Nuits d'Eté by Berlioz at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées and at the Besançon Festival, and Le
Cosmicomiche with Toulon Opera, by Michèle Reverdy.
2019-2020 : Albane was Annina in Verdi's La Traviata during a Japanese tourin Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya; Cherubim in Les Petites Noces by Mozart in a creation at the Théâtre desChamps Elysées, the Opera in Rouen and in Avignon; Thérèse in Thérèse de Massenet in Brussels andas Suzuki in Madame Butterfly by Puccini during a tour in the South of Italy. There are also a number ofrecitals: Requiem Saint-Saëns in Paris, Récital Robert and Clara Schumann a Belgian-French tour, StabatMater by Pergolèse with the Rosasolis Ensemble, Mahler concerts in Sanremo and Cannes and she will beperforming Mozart and Beethoven with Contraste.
2020 - 2021: Albane Carrère was The Woman at the Monnaie de Bruxelles in the world premiere Is this the End? by Jean-Luc Fafchamps. You then found her in the mezzo solo of Reverdy's Cosmicomiche at the Opéra de Nice, then in the roles of Mercedes in Carmen and Annina in Traviata at the Opéra de Toulon. In concert, she was the mezzo solo in Mozart's Requiem at the Catania Opera and then in Belgium on tour with Schumann, Strauss and the Folksongs of Berio. In France she sang Berlioz and Beethoven with Contraste.
2021 - 2022 : Albane Carrère was in Geneva with the lyrical meetings, but also in Soissons for Mozart's "Leçon de musique". You may have heard it in Pergolese's "Stabat Mater". She was Cherubin in "Les petites noces" or Idamante in "Idomeneo". Another great moment marked this season, the "Is this the end, Part 2", by Jean-Luc Fafchamps in the role of The Woman. We can also remember Beethoven's "The Ninth" in Paris, Amiens or Geneva... to name but a few
Albane performs on France 3 in the TV program 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 will be releasing an album of Mozart with Les Flamands Noirs and later an
album of Schubert with Alfama.