Elodie Fonnard, Beltran Iraburu and David Schavelzon, as seen by Camille Greffin, for the Texto Ensemble

Elodie Fonnard

(soprano)

Elodie Fonnard studied piano and singing at the Conservatoire de Caen. She then pursued early music studies at the Conservatoire de Paris with Howard Crook and Kenneth Weiss. At 17, she premieres in Caen as Mastrilla (Offenbach's La Périchole) and Cugina (Puccini's Madama Butterfly). She has since sung with Emmanuelle Haïm's Le Concert d'Astrée (Juno, The Fairy Queen), Le Poème Harmonique and Vincent Dumestre, with Les Arts Florissants and William Christie — notably the 2011 edition of Le Jardin des Voix, then in Atys (Flore), Dido and Aeneas (Belinda), Handel's Acis and Galatea (Galatea), Charpentier's David et Jonathas at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Charpentier's Actéon (Diane) and Rameau's Daphnis et Eglé (Eglé). In the concert hall, Elodie has performed in Mozart's Requiem, Haydn's Nelson Mass, Saint-Saëns' Oratorio de Noël, Beethoven's C major Mass and Poulenc's Stabat Mater. Parallel to her singing career, Elodie Fonnard is acting on stage with the young theater troupe Soleil de Nuit (Bouteille(s) à la mer based on songs by Jacques Prévert and Zazie dans le métro by Raymond Queneau).

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