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Lucile Richardot (Contralto, Mezzo-soprano)

Born: France

The French contralto/mezzo-soprano, Lucile Richardot, sand for 6 years in the Petits Chanteurs à la Croix de Lorraine d’Epinal (Director Geoffroy Jourdain). Then, she had 5 years of journalism and studies at the Conservatoire du Vème arrondissement de Paris, graduating with dioloma in 2008, the Maîtrise de Notre-Dame de Paris (Lionel Sow, Sylvain Dieudonné), graduated in 2011 from the early music class of Howard Crook at the CRR de Paris with unanimous congratulations of the jury. She worked with Margreet Hoenig, Noëlle Barker, Paul Esswood, Martin Isepp, Rinaldo Alessandrini, François Le Roux, Jan van Elsacker, Monique Zanetti and John Nelson, Michel Laplénie, Dominique Visse...

With a wide repertoire, spreading from the medieval to contemporary, Lucile Richardot sings regularly with the Solistes XXI (Director: Rachid Safir), Ensemble Pygmalion (Director: Raphaël Pichon), Ensemble Grégorien de Notre-Dame (Director: S. Dieudonné), and as a soloist with Gérard Lesne, Skip Sempé, Jérôme Corréas, Patrick Cohën-Akenine, Patrick Ayrton, Sébastien Daucé and the Ensemble Correspondances, Gilles Colliard and the Orchestre de Chambre de Toulouse, Peter Van Heyghen and Les Muffatti, the dance company Les Fantaisies Baroques and the viol consort Le Concert des Planètes.

On stage, in 2007, Lucile Richardot joined the Poème Harmonique (Director: Vincent Dumestre) for Cadmus et Hermione by Lully. In early 2009, she created the role of 1ère Tante in the opera by Philippe Boesmans, Yvonne, Princesse de Bourgogne at the Opéra Garnier and in Vienna. She participates in another creation, Wüstenbuch Beat Furrer, staged by Christoph Marthaler in March 2010 in Basel and Berlin. She performed Baroque opera in 2011 for the resurrection of L'Egisto, de Mazzocchi et Marazzoli with Les Paladins (Director: Jerome Corréas) in a staging of J-Denis Monory footprint commedia dell'arte, where she and several camping comic and masked characters. On a more serious tone, with composer, flutist, harpsichordist and pianist Denis Chevallier, she gave in 2008 recitals of French and Spanish melodies in Madrid and Barcelona, ​​and sang J.S. Bach's cantatas in concerts in Paris.

Lucile Richardot can soon be heard with the Collegium Vocale Gent (Director: Philippe Herreweghe), Les Arts Florissants (Director: Paul Agnew), Ensemble William Byrd (Director: Graham O'Reilly), Les Lunaisiens (DirectorS: J-F. Novelli and Arnaud Marzorati), in creations of contemporary works with 2e2m (Pierre Roullier), and again on stage in W.A. Mozart's Idomeneo in Caen and Luxembourg with Les Siècles (Director: François-Xavier Roth).

Source: Abbaye de Fontmorigny Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (October 2015); Photos 02-03: DR Romain Bockler
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (October 2015)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Louise Audubert


With: Ensemble Les Muses Galantes:
La Cantate des Muses:
BWV 10 [2014], BWV 23 [2013], BWV 153 [2013], BWV 155 [2012], BWV 182 [2010]

Itay Jedlin


Video (2014): BWV 245
Video (2015): BWV 247

Raphaël Pichon


Audio (2015): BWV 4
Video V-5 (2016):
BWV 244

Raphaël Pichon


Member of Ensemble Pygmalion:
V-2 (2009):
BWV 233, BWV 236, BWV 118
V-3 (2011):
BWV 232: Kyrie & Gloria (1733 Version)
Video V-4 (2013):
BWV 245
Video V-5 (2016):
J. Kuhnau: Motet Tristis est anima mea, BWV 244: Part I, J. Handl Gallus: Ecce quomodo moritur justus, BWV 244: Part II

Links to other Sites

Lucile Richardot - Alto (Abbaye de Fontmorigny) [French]
Lucile Richardot, Mezzo/Alto (France Musique) [French]

Clair et Net: Lucile Richardot, alto [French]

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