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Gwendoline Blondeel (c) L Artamonow

Gwendoline Blondeel (B)


In 2021, the Mondoville production of Titon et l'Aurore, conducted by William Christie, revealed the Belgian soprano Gwendoline Blondeel in the role of the Aurora. With admirable vocal discipline, a timbre of rare light and a striking stage presence, she literally lit up the stage of the Opéra-Comique in Paris.

While the purity and remarkable precision of her voice make her a much sought-after interpreter of the music of the 17th and 18th centuries, Gwendoline's repertoire is very broad (Lakmé by Delibes, Olympia in Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Eurydice in Orphée aux enfers by Offenbach). This is borne out by the diversity of the scores performed with renowned conductors such as William Christie, Leonardo García Alarcón, Diego Fasolis, Jérémie Rhorer, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Alejo Perez and Kazushi Ono. 

The 2022-2023 season has been particularly rich for her: debut at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw with William Christie, recital with Le Consort at the Philharmonie de Paris; first concerts with the Freiburger Barockorchester and Vox Luminis at the Berlin Philharmonie and then at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie; at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and the Opéra Royal de Versailles conducted by Alexis Kossenko. She also made her debut in the United States with Opera Lafayette. 

And the 2023-2024 season is not to be outdone: Rameau's Les Boréades at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Campra's Requiem at the Philharmonie de Paris with William Christie. She will be very much in evidence at the Opéra Royal de Versailles. And let's not forget Charpentier's David et Jonathas, with Correspondances and Sébastien Daucé at the Théâtre de Caen, the Opéra de Nancy, the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris and the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg.

She is also very active on the recording front, with several CDs to her credit.