Lucie Chartin

Lucie Chartin

Coloratura Soprano

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«Lucie Chartin (oPHELIE)was the true star of the evening»
«Chartin sang very naturally, as if she were speaking, which rendered her portrayal intimate and immediate. In her mad scene she dispensed with pretty warbling and mined deep pathos from Ophelia’s folk song. Accurate and tortured, her high-flying cadenzas sliced the air like stiletto knives.»
oPERA tODAY (2018)
«During the Mad Scene, Chartin came into her own, singing with disturbing intensity yet engaging in her reminiscences with great charm.»
oPERA nOW (2018)
2018Thomas: HamletOphélie
2018Mozart: Die ZauberflöteKönigin der Nacht
2017Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannOlympia
2016Haydn: Die SchöpfungGabriel
2015Purcell: Dido and AeneasBelinda
2012Mozart: RequiemSoprano


Lucie graduated cum laude from the early music departement of the Amsterdam Conservatory. She was a soloist under the direction of Gijs Leenaars, Daniël Reuss, Richard Egarr, Sigiswald Kuyken, Yannick Nézét-Seguin, Jos van Veldhoven, Johannes Leertouwer and Hernán Schvartzman. She performed with The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Asko Schönberg, Holland Baroque Society, The Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, The New European Ensemble, Luthers Bach Ensemble and Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra in concerts venues including Tokyo International Forum, De Doelen (Rotterdam), Muziektheater aan't IJ, (Amsterdam), der Tonhalle (Düsseldorf), Royal Theater (The Hague), Sala (Sao Paulo) and Tivoli Vredenburg (Utrecht).
She performed the role of Belinda in Dido and Aeneas under Richard Egarr in Amsterdam, and created the role of Mariken's Soul in Mariken in de tuin der Lusten by Callioppe Tsoupaki with the company OPERA2DAY. The performance toured in the great theaters of the Netherlands where she shared the stage with Michael Chance, Harry van der Kamp and Jill Feldman. She then performed as the coloratura in OPERA2DAY's next production, Dr Miracle's Last Illusion, for another 30 performances in the country. The part consisted of Olympia's Aria Les oiseaux dans la charmille, Ophélie's Mad Scene and Isabelle Aboulker's hilarious Vocalise amoureuse pour soprano éperdue. Both productions were live captured on DVD. She then made her debut at the Dutch National Opera with Before Present,  another tailor-made composition, this time by Anat Spiegel and staged by Sharon Minailo. She just performed Iseult in Frank Martin's Le Vin Herbé in Sao Paulo. Her Ophélie in Hamlet (Ambroise Thomas) with OPERA2DAY is about to be filmed for the DVD version, after the 25 performances tour in the Netherlands and Belgium.

She did three commercial recordings: Le Roi David by Arthur Honegger with l'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and l'Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne, Mozart Requiem with Cristofori Ensemble and Gesualdo Consort and the album Scala with Combattimento Consort.
Upcoming engagements include The Queen of the Night in two different productions, with the Netherlands Bach Society and Escales Lyriques, Amour in Gluck's Orphée at the Opera in Metz and the title role in Handel's Almira for the Händel Festspiele in Göttingen and Halle.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Thomas: Hamlet Ophélie 1 week The Hague Royal Theater 2018
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Königin der Nacht 1 week 2018
Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann Olympia 1 week The Hague Royal Theater 2017
Haydn: Die Schöpfung Gabriel 1 week 2016
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas Belinda 1 week 2015