Among plans of French mezzo-soprano Solenn’ Lavanant Linke are Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro in Munich, André Cardinal Destouches’s Semiramis at the Festival of Ambronay, La Voix Humaine at the Lucerne Festival and Donna Elvira in a new production of Don Giovanni in Lucerne.
Solenn’ Lavanant Linke took over on short notice Cherubino in a new production Le Nozze di Figaro at Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich staged by Christof Loy and conducted by Constantinos Carydis in fall 2017
In February she stepped in successfully the title role of Charpentier’s Médée conducted by William Christie at Zurich Opera House. She sang last season Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito at Neues Theater Dornach, Cyrus in Händel’s Belshazzar in Basel, Ilione in Campra’s Idoménée at the Festival de musique baroque française in Vienna and many concerts in Switzerland.
She spent six seasons as a member of the ensemble of the Theater Basel from 2009 until 2015.
There she sang a varied repertoire staged by Calixto Bieito, Benedikt Von Peter, David Bösch, Arpad Schilling, Elmar Goerden und Armin Petras: Cherubin in Le Nozze di Figaro, Idamante in Idomeneo, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, The kitchen boy in Rusalka, Varvara in Katja Kabanova, La muse/Nicklauss in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Charlotte in Werther, and Marguerite in La Damnation de Faust. She had a stunning success with standing ovation for her performances in the title roles of Carmen staged by Calixto Bieto and Medée staged by Nicolas Brieger and conducted by Andrea Marcon.
She’s also performed on various renowned stages, such as the Festival d'Aix en Provence 2013 as Ippolita in Cavalli’s Elena with Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, at the Schwetzinger SWR Festspiele 2011 as Merione in Telemaco, the Festival d'Ambronay as Ottavia in L'Incoronazione di Poppea, Penelope in Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in patria with the new Compagny In the lab in Lausanne. She has sung at Lausanne opera house the role of the child in L'Enfant et les Sortilèges, at Zurich Tonhalle she was heard as Cyrus in Händel’s Belshazzar. She has taken part in two productions in the Grand Théâtre de Genève.
Solenn' started her operatic career in 2007 at the Berne opera house as La prima tromba in La Prova d'Orchestra and as Dorothee in Cendrillon and returned there in 2010 for Smeraldine in L'Amour des Trois Oranges. She also performed as Hermia in A Midsummernight's Dream at the Mézières opera house and sung the mezzo-soprano solo in Bernstein’s Jeremiah Symphony conducted by Dennis Russell Davies in Basel.
She recorded Dido in Dido and Aeneas by Purcell conducted by Leonardo Garcia Alarcon – the recording was nominated at the Midem Classical Awards 2011 – and Music for the Prix de Rome, consisting of music by Camille Saint-Saens and conducted by Hervé Niquet.
At first, Solenn' wished to go in the direction of Arts and studied at the Beaux-arts in Paris, she then discovered lyrical art with Xavier Le Maréchal. She holds the diploma of the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne in Gary Magby's class, her teacher since then. During her studies, Solenn' was a scholarship holder in the Fondation Colette Masetti as well as a soloist in the Pour-cent Culturel Migros.
Immediately after the end of her studies, Solenn' got employed in the Opera Studio of the Theatre Basel in the year 2009.
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