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Anne Maugard (Mezzo-Soprano)

Born: France

The French mezzo-soprano, Anne Maugard, studied in piano, harpsichord and musicology. In parallel she studied singing with Arcady Volodos, Mireille Alcantara, Teresa Zylis-Gara and vocal technique and interpretation with Françoise Tillard (University of the Sorbonne Paris III, Lied and mélodie), Pia Varri (Helsinki Opera, C.N.S.M. de Paris, opera repertoire), Bruno Gousset (Théâtre du Châtelet, opera repertoire and zarzuela), the harpsichordist and organist Frédéric Michel (C.N.R de Boulogne-Billancourt et Paris, Baroque repertoire) and Dante Mazzola (Scala di Milano, Italian opera). Over the last four years she has been refining her technique with the soprano Gabriella Ravazzi.

Anne Maugard began her singing career with the ensembles Choeur de Chambre de Namur (Director: Jean Tubéry), Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble (Director: Marc Minkowski), Les Arts Florissants (Directors: William Christie, Paul Agnew), Le Parlement de Musique (Director: Martin Gester) as well as Les Solistes de Lyon (Director: Bernard Tétu). She has also sung under the direction of Yutaka Sado, Paul Dombrecht, Patrick Davin, Leonardo Vordoni, Fabio Maestri and Paul Agnew and in productions by Paolo Micciché, Beppe de Tomasi, Alain Garichot, Gero Nievelstein and Yoshi Oïda.

Since 2001, Anne Maugard has taken part regularly in festivals in France and abroad. She has appeared in concert halls throughout Europe: Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Konzerthaus (Vienne), Auditorio Nacional (Madrid), Philharmonie (Luxembourg), Théâtre du Châtelet, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Salle Pleyel, Cité de la Musique, Opéra Garnier and elsewhere.

As a coloratura mezzo-soprano Anne Maugard has been drawn to roles in operas by Antonio Vivaldi, George Frideric Handel, Gluck, W.A. Mozart and Rossini and works by Monterverdi, Carissimi, J.S. Bach and Haydn. She took on her first roles in 2004, at the Teatro Mancinelli in Orvieto, where she appeared as Dorabella in W.A. Mozartís Cosi fan tutte, Fidalma in Cimarosaís Il matrimonio segreto, and Cherubino in W.A. Mozartís Le nozze di Figaro. She went on to tackle convincingly a wider repertoire, such as the Suora infirmiera in Pucciniís Suor Angelica and Lola in Mascagniís Cavalleria Rusticana, as well as the title role in Rossiniís La Cenerentola at the 2008 Stagione Lirica in Orvieto (production by Beppe de Tomasi, conducted by Fabio Maestri). In September 2009, she played the Nunzia in La liberazione di Ruggiero by Francesca Caccini under the direction of Gabriel Garrido at the Château de Montfrin.

With a particular affection for sacred music, Anne Maugard has appeared in the Haydnís Stabat Mater in St Eustache, (March 2008) and the Maurice Durufléís Requiem at Sacred Music Festival in Saint-Malo (July 2008), singing as well in J.S. Bach's Cantatas BWV 138 and BWV 147 at héâtre díArras (February 2010), J.S. Bach's St John Passion (BWV 245) in St Clothilde (March 2010) and arias from J.S. Bach's cantatas at Festival of St-Bertrand-de-Comminges (May 2010).

Her recordings show her feeling for the polyphonic repertoire in general, notably in the Magnum opus musicum of Orlando di Lasso, with La Fenice under Jean Tubéry (Ricercar, 2009), works of Charpentier and François Couperin, with Les Demoiselles de Saint-Cyr (Ambronay, 2009) and works of Henry du Mont, under the direction of Bruno Boterf (Ricercar, autumn 2010).

Source: Anne Maugard Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2011)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Kay Johannsen


Member of Solistenensemble Stimmkunst:
Bach:vokal 2013/II Video:
BWV 67, BWV 42; BWV 242, BWV 85, BWV 104

Raphaël Pichon


Member of Ensemble Pygmalion:
C-0 (2011, Video):
BWV 244a [1st recording]

Pascal Vigneron


Selections from BWV 61, BWV 79, BWV 129, BWV 244

Links to other Sites

Anne Maugard - Mezzo Soprano (Official Website)


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