Elizabeth Vidal, undoubtedly one of the highest voices in the world, made her debut at the age of 23 on the stage of the Aix en Provence Festival alongside Jessye Norman in Ariadne auf Naxos, before consolidating her experience with John Eliot Gardiner in the troupe of the Lyon Opera.

Since the 1990s she has been invited to the world's leading stages, Spoleto, Covent Garden, the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome, Santiago in Chile, the BBC Proms in London's Royal Albert Hall, Toronto, Hamburg, Berlin, Vienna, La Fenice in Venice, the Lincoln Centre in New York, La Monnaie in Brussels, the Grand Theatre in Geneva and the Arena of Verona in such virtuoso roles as Olympia (Les Contes d'Hqffman), Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos), the Queen of the Night, Euridice (Orphee aux Enfers - a DVD recording released in 2003), the Princess in L'Enfant et les Sortileges and Lakme, In 2000, after her great success in the role of Gilda alongside Leo Nucci's Rigoletto, she was the first Frenchwoman to be declared Best Coloratura Soprano by a jury of eminent Italian critics presided over by Giorgio Gualerzi, thus following in the footsteps of June Anderson (1990) and Sumi Jo (1995).

More than fifty television broadcasts (Le Monde est a vous, Musiques au coeur. Mezzo I'info, Arte, Victoires de la Musique) and one recent film of Carmina Burana for TF1 (2006) have made her one of the most popular French artists of her generation.

In addition to her recordings with Erato {L'Enfant et les Sortileges conducted by Armin Jordan and Scylla et Glaucis with John Eliot Gardiner), Decca (Thais, with Renee Fleming), Auvidis (L'Enfant et les Sortileges with Alain Lombard and a recital Romances et Chants d'oiseaux), Chant du Monde (Manon by Auber): EMI (Carmen with Roberto Alagna and Angela Gheorghiu), she regularly collaborates with Forlane for her recitals or, in a more specialised repertory with Opera Rara (Cendrillon la Fee, 2002; Ginevra di Scozia, the title role recorded live at Trieste Opera, 2003, and two recitals of songs by Meyerbeer and Ricci to be released in 2004/05).

In 2006, she received international recognition for her interpretation of the queen of the night in a recording with Sir Charles Mackerras (Chandos) and in three other productions (Athens, Rome an d Reggio di Torino).

She was also acclaimed as Countess Adele of Le Comte Ory in the staging of Jerôme Savary at opera Royal of Wallonie under Alberto Zedda.This season, she has performed in two productions of the Abduction from the Seraglio in Torino and Cagliari, conducted by Guschlbauer. She also met tremendous success in Tokyo Seoul and the Paris Chatelet, where she gave recitals of acrobatic coloratura arias.Her two latest recordings have just been published by OPERA RARA: Offenbach unknown gems with Jennifer Larmore and La Serenata, a collection of bubbling French and Italian songs. Both have been granted excellent reviews.


Opera masterclass with Elizabeth Vidal

09.09.2021 – 11.09.2021

3 дня

Course price: FREE

The masterclass is sponsored by Opera First festival.

Limited number of applications will be accepted after pre-selection

Individual lessons (open to the public)
An accompanist
Public performance

Место проведения:

Astrakhan State Conservatory
Sovetskaya Ulitsa 23, 414000 Astrakhan, Россия