Leonor Robert

Leonor Robert

Coloratura Soprano

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2018Bellini: La SonnambulaLisa
2017Mozart: Bastien und BastienneBastienne

Bio




Leonor Robert was born in Lisbon, in 1997. At the moment, Leonor is doing her Bachelor in Classic Singing/Opera at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy in Leipzig, in the class of Professor Brigitte Wohlfarth.  In Germany, Leonor has sung in diverse Opera and Operette Recitals in Schloss Gohlis, in the hall of Sonnenpark and in the Hochschule für Musik, singing various concerts as a soloist with the Salonorchester Cappuccino. In February of 2019, Leonor gave her debut as Adele in a production of the operetta “Die Fledermaus” (Johann Strauss) at the Saal of the Musikgymnasium Belvedere in Weimar, conducted by Robin Portune and David Preil. In July of 2018, she made her debut in Italy, as Lisa in a production of “La Sonnambula” at the Teatro Mancinelli in Orvieto, conducted by Damiano Davide, overviewed by Maurizio Arena and directed by Stefano Piacenti. In September, she will appear as Zerlina at the "Don Giovanni" production from the MIAL opera studio from the Varna State Opera.

She was the main soloist in a reduction of Schwarzwaldmädel from Leon Jessel that took place at the main hall of the Hochschule für Musik und Theater where she studies. She’s a member of the non-profit organization Opera on Tap Leipzig, singing regularly with the same organization at the Schaubühne Lindenfels. She was also invited by the AIS in Antwerp to perform as Guest Soloist in several Galas from the organization throughout 2018. She was a Guest Soloist at the Gala Lirico Internationale at the Teatro Piccolo Cavour in Bolsena in July of 2018. Throughout 2019, she will sing multiple solo recitals in Schloss Gohlis, Mendelssohn Haus and Sonnenpark, as well as being a guest soloist for an Opera Gala that will take place in Bad Füssing in Austria in the summer and in the Sommerakademie Musiktheater Eggelfelden.
In April 2019, Leonor won the 2nd Prize at the "Bell'Arte" Concours Lyrique International, that took place in Braine L'Alleud. In January 2019, Leonor was awarded with the 3rd Prize at the singing competition of Les Musicales du Centre in Blois, a competition without age limit. In June of 2018, she was awarded with the 2nd Prize, Best Interpretation Prize and Artistic skills “Renata Sabougui” special Prize at the "PRAZSKÝ PEVEC” competition that took place at the National Theater in Prague. She was also laureate in the Singing Contest of IGL, in the National Singing Contest of National Conservatories - VI Edition and in the Prix Bomtempo with an Honorable Mention, a 3rd Prize and a 2nd ex-aequo Prize, respectively.
When Leonor was 11 years old, she was soloist in Britten’s Let’s Make an Opera, having performed as "Guy", in a production of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (2008); she was the 1st fairy in The Fairy Queen by H. Purcell, a production of Teatro Praga and Tagus Orchestra (2011) presented in Centro Cultural de Belém (Lisbon) and Centro Cultural Vilaflor (Guimarães). In 2011, Leonor sang in the Opera Gala of the Youth Symphony Orchestra, directed by Christhoper Bochmann, as 1st Knabe of The Magic Flute by Mozart. In 2013 and in 2015, she integrates, as a singer, the cast of the play "The trial of Álvaro Cunhal", for the company Almada Theatre. Between 2014 and 2017, she was engaged in the Teatro Ibérico, singing the roles of  “Bastienne” in Mozart’s opera Bastien und Bastienne and “Manuelita”(Pepito, Offenbach). At Conservatório Nacional, in the opera studio, Leonor played the operas Orphée aux enfers (Offenbach), Savitri(Holst) and Les plaisirs de Versailles (Charpentier)in the roles of “Diana”, “Savitri” and “La musique”.

Leonor has worked privately of in masterclasses with Lilian Watson, Lucia Mazzaria, Susan Waters, Yvonne Kenny, Jeanette Favaro-Reuter, Cheryl Studer and Gabriella Ravazzi. In the summer of 2015, she participated on a summer course at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In the summer of 2016, she participated at a masterclass in Palazzo Ricci, with Jeanette Favaro-Reuter, Phillip Moll and Nobuko Amemiya, organized by the Europäische Akademie für Musik und Darstellende Kunst.


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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Strauss J.: Die Fledermaus Adele Immediately 2019
Bellini: La Sonnambula Lisa Spazio musica 2018
Mozart: Bastien und Bastienne Bastienne 1 week 2017
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Papagena Immediately
Bellini: La Sonnambula Lisa Immediately

Awards

2nd prize Prazský pevec
2018
3rd prize Les musicales du centre
2019
2Nd Prize Bell''arte concours lyrique international
2019