Morgane Heyse

Morgane Heyse

Coloratura Soprano

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«"The star of the evening is Morgane Heyse as Queen of the night, who not only sings her arias flawlessly, but is also Completely emotionally invested in her role.»
Sanne Thienens for Theaterkrant (2018)
«Delicious soprano voice of Morgane Heyse, fruity, brilliant and sensitive, whose art of singing her coloraturas in joyful laughter is admirable"»
Chantal Cazaux pour Avant-Scène Opéra (2018)
«"The coloraturas of Makiko (Morgane Heyse, a revelation throughout the evening ) remind us of the fire in Ravel's l’Enfant et les sortilèges."»
Gaëlle Le Dantec pour concertclassic.com (2018)
2017Telemann: OrpheusOrasia
2017Mozart: Die ZauberflötePapagena
2016Purcell: Dido And AeneasBelinda
2016Mozart: Mitridate, Re Di PontoAspasia
2015Offenbach: Les BavardsInès
2015Gluck: Le CinesiSivene
2013Ravel: L'enfant Et Les SortilègesThe Princess
2012Humperdinck: Hänsel Und GretelGretel
2012Mozart: Die ZauberflöteErste Dame (First Lady)

Bio


Morgane Heyse, French-German coloratura soprano, was born in a bilingual and music-loving family. After years of studying the viola and playing in numerous orchestras, her passion for singing brought her to Belgium ; first to Liège, where she studied at theConservatoire Royal de Liège and obtained a master's degree in Lyrical Arts and a teaching degree in Lyrical Arts and Singing, then to Ghent, where she graduated in 2017 from the International Opera Academy.

Her flexible voice allows her to travel with great pleasure through an eclectic repertoire and sing pieces from the Renaissance period to contemporary music. Morgane sang the roles of Aspasia (Mitridate, Re di Ponto) as the understudy of Lenneke Ruiten (La Monnaie/De Munt) conducted by Christophe Rousset, Papagena (Die Zauberflöteat theKunsthuis Opera Vlaanderen), Nina (Il giovedì grasso) at the Armel Opera Festival 2017, Orasia (Orpheus), Belinda (Dido and Aeneas), Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel), Sivene (Le Cinesi), Premier Esprit (Cendrillon), la Princesse et la Pastourelle (L'Enfant et les sortilèges) et Erste Dame (Die Zauberflöte). Morgane also loves to sing the operetta repertoire and sang the role of Ernestine (Mr. Choufleuri) and Inès (Les Bavards) with the Brussels Operette Theater.

During the 2017/2018 season, Morgane sang the role of Makiko for the world premiere of Pascal Zavaro’s last opera Manga-Café, a production of the Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne, where she also sang the role of Girl in Trouble in Tahiti by L. Bernstein. She also made a remarqued debut as Queen of the Night in the Holland Opera production Zauberflöte Requiem.

In 2019, Morgane will sing at the prestigious Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie / De Munt the roles of Une soeur de Palomides and Une servante, for the world premiere of the last opera by the promising French composer Benjamin Attahir (Le silence des ombres) and will sing in London the role of Sofia (The Mother), for the word premiere of the fifth opera by the English composer Laurence Osborn.

Indeed, with the complicity of her mentor, Jean-Pierre Peuvion, Morgane specialised in contemporary music and took part in numerous world premieres ( roles of Almaïde (La Caravane du Caire reloaded) and Liliane (Le Chat) ) and festivals, where she sang works by composers such as Cage, Scelsi, Berio, Takemitsu, Bartholomée, Mernier, Riadis, De Jaer, Peuvion, Colin, Cominotto...

The reason why Morgane loves contemporary music so much is that it allows her to experiment with her voice, pushing her limits further and discovering new uncharted musical territories.

Morgane also sang in various oratorio: Johannes Passion (J-S Bach), Messiah (G. F. Haendel), Messe solennelle en l'honneur de Ste Cécile (Ch. Gounod), Stabat Mater (G. B. Pergolesi), Magnificat (A. Vivaldi), Requiem (G. Fauré). She is a fervent performer of art songs (A. Schönberg, A. Copland, A. Dvorak, G. Holst, T. Takemitsu, A. von Zemlinski, L. Bernstein... ) and explorer of forgotten works by Porpora, Fiocco, Campra, Couperin or Rameau.

The artist won the Best Performer Price at the Armel Opera Festival (2017), the role of Sofia (The Mother) at the Armel Opera Competition (2016), third price at the 7th Concours lyrique international Bell'Arte (2015), was a half-finalist in the Voix Nouvelles 2018 competition and finalist in theSummerFest Europe competition (2013).

Morgane has worked with artists such as Alberto Zedda, Christophe Rousset, Pierre Bartholomée, Dirk Vermeulen, Hansjörg Albrecht, Julien Masmondet, François Deppe, Korneel Bernolet, Benoît Mernier, Pascal Zavaro, Natalie Dessay, Linda Watson, Bernarda Fink, Laurent Naouri, Dietrich Henschel, Georg Nigl, Baudouin De Jaer ...

Morgane will be featured on the new CD of contemporary art songs by J-P. Peuvion, Chansons Indigo, to be released in October 2018, on the live recording of Manga-café (role of Makiko) and will sing the role of La Statue in Pygmalion by J-Ph. Rameau in the new CD of Apotheosis, directed by Korneel Bernolet, to be released in January 2019.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Königin Der Nacht (queen Of The Night) Immediately 2018
Bernstein: Trouble In Tahiti 1st Trio Member 24 hours 2018
Telemann: Orpheus Orasia 1 week Bozar Palais de Beaux Arts 2017
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Papagena Immediately Opera Vlaanderen 2017
Purcell: Dido And Aeneas Belinda 24 hours 2016

Awards

Best Performer
2018