Isabelle Druet (W)


Prizes and Awards

  • Révélation Lyrique des Victoires de la Musique 2010
  • 2ème prix du Concours Musical International Reine Elisabeth de Belgique 2008
  • Révélation classique de l'Adami 2007
  • Diplômée du CNSMDP


« Une Duchesse bidonnante [...] cette “Grande Duduche” a l'humour inoxydable. Il faut dire que la mezzo Isabelle Druet dans le rôle-titre, du côté du chant comme de la comédie, sait jongler avec les mots et enchaîner les pirouettes sur une scène si réduite. » Classica

Les artistes en parlent

« Elle a cette  capacité à transcender les langues. Même si vous ne comprenez pas les mots, elle fait apparaître tellement de couleurs et de parfums. [...] Dès la première fois que j'ai travaillé avec Isabelle, j'ai trouvé que c'était une personne extraordinaire, une chanteuse extraordinaire, et une musicienne extraordinaire. » Leonard Slatkin - Chef d'orchestre

© Némo Perier Stefanovitch

After a season 2014/2015 marked in particular by her debuts in the USA with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and in the prestigious setting of the Festspielhaus de Baden-Baden with Berliner Barocksolisten, mezzo-soprano Isabelle Druet, prize-winner of the competition Queen Elisabeth of Belgium 2008, "revelation" of the Victoires de la Musique 2010 and the program Rising Stars led by the Cité de la Musique in 2013, appears this season still with an equal happiness both on the operas stages and in concert, the exercise which she likes particularly.

On 2015-2016 will find her on returning to the Opéra national de Paris for Rigoletto, as well that in recital with the Orchestre National de Lorraine, for the cycle Shéhérazade de Ravel, in the Opéra de Limoges for a recital Offenbach and together with the choir Accentus and Insula Orchestra for a new Petite Messe solennelle of Rossini. Isabelle Druet also appears with smaller ensemble, with partners such as the pianists Anne le Bozec and Georges Pludermacher and will pursue her collaboration favored with the Le Poème Harmonique in the directory of early music.

It is in the role of Salomé's Page that she made her debuts for the Opera de Paris in 2011. Among her many more roles embodied on stage, let us quote Carmen (Opéra National de Lorraine, Opera of Düsseldorf / Duisburg), Orlovsky in Fledermaus in the Opera du Rhin; the title role of the Italiana in Algeri in Opéra-Théâtre de Metz; The Wisdom, Sidonie and Balm in Armide de Lully to the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées conducted by William Christie;

Didon in Dido and Aeneas, on french tour and in Brussels; Arcabonne in Amadis of Lully (Avignon and Massy), the 3rd Lady in Zauberflöte (Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, salle Pleyel, Philharmonic society of Berlin and on a European tour - dir. René Jacobs) or still the title role of the Périchole d' Offenbach, Conception( L'Heure espagnole) in the Auditorium de Lyon and in the salle Pleyel, Orpheus in Orphée et Eurydice de Gluck in the Opera de Limoges and in the Théâtre de Besançon and Nerissa in Le Marchand de Venise, of Hahn. Within the festival Berlioz, she interpreted Béatrice and Bénédict.

She lent her voice to Charity and Balm in Cadmus et Hermione and to Climène in Egisto with the Poème Harmonique(Opéra comique de Paris, Opera de Rouen, Grand théâtre du Luxembourg); to Ruggiero in Alcina de Haendel; to Angelina, the title role of an adaptation of the Cenerentola of Rossini , in Paris. She sang in Xerse de Cavalli to the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées; in Sancho Panza with Simphonie odu Marais; in Acis and Galatée and Alcione with Les Folies Françoise and more recently in the Opéra National du Rhin in Platée, in Tancrède in the Opera d'Avignon.

Musician with an atypical course, Isabelle Druet began to explore the voice through the traditional and current musics; at the same time as her studies in the CNSM of Paris she formed in comedienne's job and so likes getting off the beaten track: traditional musics and current musics, operas of streets, equestrian recital... It means a lot to her to share her vocal art with the largest number. In this spirit we were able to hear her on tour in the title role of La Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein with the company Les Brigands. She besides created in 2009 together with Benoît Humbert, Marc Mauillon and the duet Double piano La Valse perdue , by Offenbach, a recital for family audience; she participates finally in movies-concerts, dedicated to L'Aurore de Murnau.

In recital, it is accompanied with the pianists Anne Le Bozec, Johanne Ralambondrainy, Wanessa Wagner, Stéphane Jamin and of the quartet Giardini that she gives numerous concerts on stages so varied and prestigious as those of Het Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the Philharmonic society of the Luxembourg, the Symphony hall of Birmingham, the Palace of the Arts of Budapest, theOpéra comique de Paris and the Philharmonie de Paris, Palazetto Bru Zane in Venice or still the Palais des beaux-arts in Brussels.... We were able to notice her in the Music lessons in the Théâtre du Châtelet and to the classic Cabaret on France Musique with Jean-François Zygel.

Requested by numerous orchestras and sensembles she sang Das Lied von der Erde, of Mahler in France and in Japan conducted by F.X. Roth, then with the Orchestre d' Avignon; Maeterlinck Lieder of Zemlinsky with the Orchestra of Liège. With BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Isabelle Druet interpreted the Nelson Mass de Haydn. She was also invited by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera of Wallonia, the Orchestra of the Opera of Flanders and the Philharmonic orchestra of the Luxembourg as well as for Elias, of Mendelssohn with the Belgian National Orchestra to the Palais des beaux-arts in Brussels.

She sings moreover regularly in programs of sacred music: Carpenter's Anthems and Lully's with the Arts Florissants in Carnegie Hall of New York, Stabat Mater de Pergolese to Girona with René Jacobs, the Requiem of Mozart in Troyes, Pau and in Normandy. Recently, we were able to hear her in Versailles (Miserere and Leçons de ténèbres), in Compiègne, Besançon and in the Chorégies d'Orange (Petite messe solennelle), as well as in concert in Baden-Baden, in the Cité de la Musique de Paris and in the Auditorium de Lyon.

Besides, with the concert of sacred music, she performed in the Carnaval de Venise, of Campra (Festival of Utrecht, Théâtre des Champs Elysées); with Pygmalion, she sang the Hohe Mass, in the Opera de Bordeaux, in Beaune and in la Chaise-Dieu; with the Orchestre de chambre de Paris, we were able to hear her in A Midsummer Night's Dream of Mendelssohn in the Théâtre des Champs Elysées; with the Orchestre d'Avignon Provence in Docteur Miracle, of Bizet and La Société Anonyme des Messieurs Prudents , of Guitry and Beydts, on stage and in recording...

Isabelle Druet recorded in 2011 to Aparté her first disk in recital with the pianist Johanne Ralambondrainy, dedicated to the French melody, Jardin nocturne, critically acclaimed (FFFF Télérama). Several of the productions in which she participated with the Poème Harmonique gave rise to recordings: El Fenix de Paris around the composer Luis de Briceno, Combatimenti respectively in 2011 and 2010 to Alpha, Firenze on 1616 in 2007, Plaisir d'amour in 2004; in 2008, the DVD Cadmus and Hermione receives a Diapason d'Or, the FFFF Télérama, 4 stars ofLe Monde de la Musique the R10 of Classica and is one music choice " BBC ". She also recorded at Mirare a disk dedicated to Sébastien de Brossard with the ensemble La Rêveuse and Dr Miracle de Bizet with the Orchestrae d'Avignon at Timpani (Choc Classica). Her last opus in date went out to spring, 2015 for the label Alpha: Tancrède, of Campra, with the Centre de Musique baroque de Versailles.

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