Biography

 

The French soprano Fanny Crouet first chose to carry out her university studies in law (she graduated in wealth management and business law from the Paris Sorbonne University). She was working in an international bank company when she met Janine Reiss (Maria Callas and Pavarotti’s coach) who strongly encouraged her to embrace an opera career.

 

She received full training in arts (violin, singing and drama) at the Conservatoire National de Strasbourg at the Ecole Normale de Musique of Paris which she graduated from in singing and opera performance  (Diplôme Supérieur d'Exécution). In order to perfect her repertoire (Mozart, Rossini, R. Strauss), she receives advice in Vienna from Niels Muus, conductor and former casting director of the Volksoper.

 

She was a first prize winner at many national and international competitions, including the Sacred Music Paris competition presided by Victoria Cortez in 2008, Concours International Léopold Bellan (Excellence, 2011), the International “Clés d’Or” competition (excellence in 2011), and was a finalist of  the 2016 edition of the Armel Opera competition in Budapest. 

 

On stage, she regularly performs the great coloratura roles such as the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Magic Flute (performed 80 times since 2010), the Fairy Godmother in Cendrillon (Massenet), Olympia in Hoffman’s Tales, lead role in Lakmé (Delibes), the Fire (L’Enfant et les sortilèges, Ravel).

She regularly performs in recitals (art songs) and in oratorios (Bach Cantatas, Fauré’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Haendel’ Messiah) in France and abroad : she has performed  in Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Salle Gaveau, Nancyphonies, Folle Journée de Nantes, Grand Théâtre d'Angers, Villa du Châtelet, Salle Cortot, Massy’s Opera House, Théâtre de la Porte-Saint-Martin. Marocco’s National Library in Rabat, China…

 

Her world premiere recording of Leo Delibes’ melodies, with Artur Avanesov on the piano, was released in 2014 under the Suoni e Colori label. With a preface and introduction by Alain Duault on Radio Classique, it was presented by Gaëlle Le Gallic on radio France Musique. It was praised by the critics (three stars in Classica Magazine) and was awarded the Massenet prize (Golden Orpheus 2015) by the French Académie du Disque Lyrique in Théâtre du Châtelet.

 

She  recently recorded Delibes’ Flower Duet for the film “Marguerite” (directed by Xavier Giannoli and inspired by Foster Jenkins’ life) which was in competition in the Venice Film Festival. She is also the voice of great actress Catherine Frot in an extract from Norma by Bellini.

 

In 2016, she has performed the roles of the Fire and the Nightingale (L'enfant et les Sortilèges by Ravel) at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées (Gaël Darchen conductor) and has toured in China (Beijing Concert Hall, Beijing Century Opera Hall, Jinan Opera Hall, Shanghai Art Center Concert Hall, Henan Art Center Theater , Ghuangzhou Opera House). She has sung the solo parts in the Coronation Mass and the Exsultate Jubilate by Mozart at Massy Opera House (under the baton of D. Spagnolo). She has made new recordings dedicated to Jacques Offenbach and Henri Reber (art songs and lieder).

In 2017, she will sing the following roles on stage : Frasquita in Carmen (Le Mans Theater), Alexis (L'Ile de Tulipatan by Offenbach) in Paris, The Queen of the Night The magic Flute) for Opera Piccolo Bretagne. Concert performances include venues in Munich (Steinway House) and Berlin.

 

She is fluent in french, english, spanish and speaks as well basic german.

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