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Natacha Ducret (Soprano)

Born: Geneva, Switzerland

The Swiss soprano, Natacha Ducret, began to appear very early on stage in roles of children, then widens her repertoire with the liking of her desires and her meetings with the oratorio, the Lied and the contemporary music. During her singing studies at the Centre de Musique Ancienne de Genève, at the Conservatoire de Lausanne (where it obtained, in June 1998, a First Prize of Virtuosity with congratulations of the jury), and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, she worked with Pierre-Andre Blaser, Laura Sarti, Gabriel Garrido, Philip Pickett, David Roblou and Eric Tappy. Since September 2001, she is taught by Gary Magby.

Since 1999 Natacha Ducret is a member of the Ensemble Daedalus (Roberto Festa), as well as the ensemble of contemporary music Séquence (Laurent Gay). She is also founding member, with Philippe Despont, of the Ensemble La Commedia del Mondo and forms a duet with Domenica Lipp-Lehner (pianist).

Natacha Ducret can be heard as a soloist in the concert halls and the most famous European festivals, in particular with: Barockorchester Frankfurt, Capriccio Basel, Ensemble 415, Ensemble Vocal et Instrumental de Lausanne, La Fenice, Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Orchestre du Festival Amadeus, Piguet Consort… Under the direction of conductors as: Chiara Banchini, Véronique Carrot, André Charlet, Michel Corboz, Dominique Debart, André Ducret, John Duxbury, Fernando Eldoro, Laurent Gendre, Joachim Martini, Blaise Plumettaz, Emilio Pomàrico….

Natacha Ducret's solo repertoire includes works such as: Passions, Cantatas for soprano solo by J.S. Bach and Georg Frideric Handel, Requiem and Messe in C minor by W.A. Mozart, Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini… In particular she took part in the creation of several contemporary works (Rainer Boesch, Benoît Corboz, Wen Dequing, …), including two cycles of melodies written for her by Michel Hostettler. In 2003 she premiered at the Opéra de Lausanne in Medeamaterial by Dusapin, under the direction of Nicolas Chalvin. She has worked on stage with directors as François Rochaix, Vincent Tavernier and Adam Pollock.

Natacha Ducret's discography includes Vêpres aux Jésuites by Carpenter (Cascavelle); Deborah by G.F. Handel (Naxos); "Saturne et la polyphonie" (Accent); "Cantate e ariette a voce sola" by Barbara Strozzi (Cascavelle).

Source: Ensemble Vocal Euterpe Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (January 2005)
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Aryeh Oron (January 2005)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Christophe Gesseney


BWV 36, BWV 39, BWV 106
DVD (2003):
BWV 17

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Natacha Ducret, soprano (Ensemble Vocal Euterpe) [French]


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