Amel Brahim-Djelloul (W)
At the crossroads of cultures, soprano Amel Brahim-Djelloul fascinates as much as she attracts artists from different backgrounds.
A graduate of the CNSMD in Paris, as well as of William Christie's "Jardin des Voix" and nominated in the "Most promising lyrical artist" category of the Victoires de la Musique classique 2007, she quickly sang many roles of the repertoire: Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) at Angers-Nantes Opéra and at the Opéra de Lausanne, Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) and Despina (Così fan tutte) at the Opéra de Nice, Servilia (La clemenza di Tito) at the Opéra de Paris and the Festival d'Aix en Provence, but also The Princess (L'Enfant et les sortilèges), Ninette (L'amour des trois oranges) and Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica) at the Opéra de Paris, the title role of Messager's Véronique at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Gabrielle (La Vie Parisienne) at Angers-Nantes Opera, Nanetta (Falstaff) at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Adina (L'Elisir d'Amore) at the Opéra d'Avignon, Hébé, Fatime and Phani (Les Indes Galantes) at the Opéra national de Bordeaux and the Concertgebouw in Bruges, or Drusilla, Amore and Valletto in various productions of L'Incoronazione di Poppea (Opéra de Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Berlin Staatsoper, Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Opéras de Lille and Dijon), to name a few.
Regularly invited by many orchestras (Orchestre national de France, National Symphony Orchestra of Washington, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Orchestre des concerts Pasdeloup, Orchestre Symphonique National Algérien, Orchestre national d'Ile-de-France, Orchestre Philharmonique du Maroc...) and ensembles (Les Arts Florissants, Le Poème Harmonique, Les Paladins, Il Caravaggio, 2E2M, Mezwej, Les Talens Lyriques, Quatuor Debussy...), Amel Brahim-Djelloul broadens each season her range of personal projects which often link East and West, such as the programs "L'Orgue du Sultan" (with Achéron and Sultan Veld), "Les 1001 Lunes de la Princesse Boudour" (with Aymeric Lecerf and Nicolas Jouve), the "Populaires" recital (with Nicolas Jouve), "Canciones" (with C Barré) as well as her Mediterranean programs with the Amedyez Ensemble.
Her discography includes numerous opuses, like recitals with pianists Anne Le Bozec ("Les 1001 nuits") and Nicolas Jouve ("Populaires"), as well as a program of works from the Arab-Andalusian heritage ("Amel chante la Méditerranée") adapted by her brother, violinist and musicologist Rachid Brahim-Djelloul, and performed with the Amedyez Ensemble.
Amel Brahim-Djelloul is the artistic director of the association Nour with whom she sets up various projects ranging from teaching to the production of new shows and recordings.
Pianist, coach for singers, Nicolas Jouve completed his musical studies in Chambéry, Grenoble, Paris (CRR and CNSMD) then Vienna (Universität für Musik) in Walter Moore's Lied class.
Always attracted by the repertoire of ensemble music, he has been approaching the world of opera singers for about twenty years, first through the repertoire of Lied and French melody, then through opera.
Accompanist at the CNSMD of Lyon since 2003 (singing class of Françoise Pollet then clarinet class of Nicolas Baldeyrou), he is also regularly invited as a coach at the Opéra national de Lyon, for the preparation of opera productions (about twenty productions, ranging from Purcell to Thierry Escaich, via Mozart and Offenbach).
In parallel with his concert activity (recitals in Europe and Japan), he has recorded four discs, with soprano Amel Brahim-Djelloul (Album " Populaires "), mezzo-soprano Anaïk Morel, tenor Julien Behr (melodies by Charles Koechlin) and the female vocal ensemble Calliope (Album Lili Boulanger, Fauré, Debussy and album " Gustav Holst ").
Since 2014, he has also been Artistic Delegate of the RSB artists agency, which accompanies the international careers of some thirty singers and conductors of opera orchestras.