Léonie Renaud


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"Léonie Renaud (Elizabeth), a soprano with a solid bass and dazzling high notes who doubles as an excellent actress..." (Forum Opéra, October 2021) (Forum Opéra-October 2021). 

After obtaining a piano diploma at the HEMU in Lausanne, the Swiss soprano Léonie Renaud began her vocal studies at the Hochschule der Künste Bern in Janet Perry's class. During her studies, she was the recipient of numerous scholarships and foundations. 

During the 2012-2013 season, she is a trainee soloist at the CNIPAL in Marseille. She benefits from the artistic contribution of personalities such as Edith Mathis, Patricia Petibon and Vladimiras Prudnikovas. 
She won a special prize at the Spoleto International Competition (Italy) and 3rd Prize at the Paris Opera Awards. 

After being Frasquita Carmen on stage at the Bregenz Festival in 2018, she was invited back the following year for Rigoletto and Don Quixote, two new productions released on DVD by Unitel and accompanied by the Wiener Symphoniker and conducted by Enrique Mazzola and Daniel Cohen.
She made her debut at the Shanghai Grand Theatre as Marie La Fille du Régiment alongside Alessandro Corbelli.
She was invited to create the opera Der herzlose Riese with the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by David Niemann in which she played the title role. 
She plays Sophie in Werther at the operas of Metz, Massy and Reims, a production broadcast on France 3. She is Maria Luisa in La Belle de Cadix and Pauline in La Vie Parisienne at the Opéra de Lausanne. She sang Najade in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Toulon and Lucerne opera houses, Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel and Blondchen in L'Enlèvement au Sérail at the Metz Opera.
Recently, she performed at the Opéra National de Lorraine in Nancy in La Belle Hélène, was Frasquita at the Massy opera, Eurydice in Berlioz's version of Orphée et Eurydice and Marzelline in Fidelio at the Metz opera, Ottilie in l'Auberge du Cheval blanc at the Opéra de Reims She has just sung a new production of Pelléas et Mélisande under the direction of Victorien Vanoosten with the Ensemble Symphonique Neuchâtel. She gave a "Cabaret" recital at the Marseille and Avignon operas.

Léonie Renaud has worked with conductors such as Antonino Fogliani, Jordan de Souza, David Reiland, Stefan Blunier, Benjamin Pionnier, Laurent Campellone, Thomas Rösner, Facundo Agudin, Victorien Vanoosten. She has taken part in numerous festivals, including Saoût sings Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio, Murten Classics in Mahler's 4th, Orfeo ed Euridice and The Magic Flute, the Besançon Festival in Dvorak's Stabat Mater and the Festival du Méjan in Arles accompanied by Marie-Josèphe Jude.
She has been invited to sing in prestigious concert halls such as Salle Gaveau, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Tonhalle in Zurich, Pollack Hall in Montreal, Victoria Hall in Geneva, Arsenal in Metz and the KKL in Lucerne.
Her great interest in symphonic music gave her the opportunity to sing Berlioz Les Nuits d'été under the direction of Theodor Guschlbauer, whom she met again for Die Schöpfung Haydn with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg. 
Her next engagements for the coming season include La Bohème (Musetta) under the direction of Facundo Agudin as well as several concerts and recitals and a CD recording with pianist Sascha El Mouissi.