Member of Le Jardin des Voix’s William Christie in 2011, the French soprano Elodie Fonnard is performing on the international baroque scene, especially with Les Arts Florissants (Flore in Lully’s Atys, Belinda in Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas, Galatea in Haendel’s Acis & Galatea, Campra’s Fêtes Vénitiennes…)
Performance venues have included the Philharmonie de Paris, the Opéra Comique, the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, the Bolchoï in Moscow, the Lincoln Center in New York, the Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, the Forbidden City Hall in Beijing, and the most important concert halls and opera houses in Europe and Latin America.
She is also giving recitals with William Christie as an harpsichordist. She has the opportunity to work with stage directors like Robert Carsen, Andreas Homoki, Denis Podalydès & Clément Hervieu-Léger from the Comédie Française, Sophie Daneman, Maëlle Poésy.
Trained as a pianist, Elodie started singing at the Conservatoire de Caen with Luc Coadou. She studied with Alain Buet, Howard Crook and Kenneth Weiss.
She made her professional debut with Le Concert d’Astrée (Emmanuelle Haim) and Le Poème Harmonique (Vincent Dumestre).
Recent performance highlights have included the title-role in Glück’s Orphée & Eurydice at the Opéra de Dijon, Diane in Charpentier’s Actéon in Los Angeles, La Musica & Euridice in Monteverdi’s Orfeo with Les Timbres, Eurydice in Charpentier’s La descente d’Orphée aux Enfers with Correspondances (Sébastien Daucé), and recitals with Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien (François Lazarevitch), Les Folies Françoises (Patrick Cohën-Akenine), La Simphonie du Marais (Hugo Reyne).
Elodie recorded several operas (Rameau, Charpentier, Lully, Destouches et Delalande), Prévert & Kosma’s Songs, the Jewish baroque Music, and the Brossard & Bouteiller’s Motets (coming soon).
From 2022, Elodie is a vocal coach for La Comédie Française.