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Béatrice de Larragoïti

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

French

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, Italian, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese

Public masterclass with Dame Felicity Lott as part of the Oxford Lieder Festival: "Here was a heavier soprano voice with considerable resonance in the lower register. She began with the well known Gretchen am Spinnrade, another Goethe song of lost love. Hers was a secure interpretation. (...) Béatrice was able to incorporate her mentor's suggestions, enabling her to give a heart-felt cry for the ending "Mein Ruh ist hin, mein Herz ist schwer". Her second choice was another Schubert favourite, Du bist die Ruh, with words by Rückert. This was an enjoyable performance. » Martyn Harrison, Seen and Heard International, October 2014. (2014)

Béatrice de Larragoïti started singing after studying Art History and Archaeology at La Sorbonne and L’Ecole du Louvre in Paris. She studied drama at the Cours Florent, and then attended a master-class by Jacqueline Bonnardot, who teaches at the Lyon Conservatoire (CNSM Lyon).
In 2005, she performed in the operatic version of the French musical Starmania at the Palais des Congrès of Paris, under the direction of Yvan Cassar.
In 2007, Béatrice entered the Ecole Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot, in Caroline Dumas’ Class. This same year, she attended a master-class held by the baritone Gérard Théruel, and performed at the Salle Cortot, during the Paris International Summer Sessions.
In 2008, she was a soloist in Berlioz’ L’Enfance du Christ, under the direction of Léonard Ganvert in the church Saint-Paul-de-Montmartre. She also gave a recital of Louis Vierne’s melodies at the Romanian Embassy in Paris.
In October 2009, Béatrice sang the solo soprano part in Beethoven’s Mass in C major in the cathedral of Spa, Belgium. 
In 2010, she won the Special Prize for Young Singers at the International Voice Competition Bell'Arte in Belgium. She was a soloist in Vivaldi’s Lauda Jerusalem and Laudate pueri at Saint-Joseph’s Church in Waterloo (Belgium). She also sang the solo soprano part in Bach’s St. John’s Passion in the Cathedral of Spa (Belgium).

In 2011, she attended Daniel Ottevaere’s master class, and then joined the Belgian baritone Jean-Louis Dumoulin’s class at the Pantin Conservatoire.
She sang the role of Koukouli in a production of Chabrier’s L’Etoile, staged by Yves Coudray and under the baton of Alexandre Piquion, at the Jacques Brel Theater of Pantin.
Béatrice also sang the role of Parthénis in Offenbach’s La Belle Hélène, staged by Jérôme Pouly from the Comédie Française, and conducted by Caroline Dumas at the Théâtre Adyar in Paris. She also joined Oper' Act, a company of young singers, in which she performed Cherubino in Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro, under the artistic direction of Humbert Camerlo.
In 2012, Béatrice performed the role of the Nymphe des Tuileries in Lully’s Alceste, staged by Yves Coudray and under the direction of Marouan Mankar at the Jacques Brel Theater in Pantin.
She sang café-concert songs and extracts of Hervé’s L’Oeil crevé (role of Fleur de Noblesse) in Cabar'Hervé, a show staged by Yves Coudray and conducted by Ariane Saguet, at the Auditorium of Pantin.
Béatrice also performed in gala evenings for the association So Chasse as well as for the Cercle Anna de Noailles in Paris, and attended a master-class of baroque music supervised by Vincent Dumestre and Marouan Mankar in Santander, Spain.
In 2013 she joined the Paris Opérette Théâtre as a soloist and performed a lieder recital in Pantin’s town hall.
Béatrice performed the soprano solo in Tarik O’Reagan’s Two Emily Dickinson Settings, under the baton of Catherine Simonpietri at the church Saint-Germain-L'Auxerrois in Pantin: She also gave a concert in the festival of Les Nancyphonies in Nancy and performed a recital at the festival Rencontres Musicales du Mont-Dore.
Béatrice won the First Prize at the International Singing Competition of Les Clés d’Or.
She joined the cast of the opera company Le Renouveau Lyrique, and performed in Carmen and Les Contes d’Hoffmann at the Théâtre du Casino d’Enghien-les-Bains and at the Opéra de Troyes.
In 2014, she sang in a recital of Baroque music alongside Thérèse Geeraert-Bastin and Paule van den Driessche at the château of Herbeumont in Belgium.
Béatrice performed the role of Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, staged by Yves Coudray and under the baton of Philippe Hui, in the Jacques Brel Theatre in Pantin.
In August, she sang a Mother, a Woman and a Peasant in a production of La Bohème by Les Opéras en Plein Air, staged by Albert-André Lheureux and under the baton of Eric Lederhandler in Belgium.
In October, she performed the soprano solo in Gounod's Requiem in the Cathedral of Spa (Belgium).
Béatrice has just started a Master of Performance (MMus) at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and she is currently studying with Alison Wells.
She performed the role of Euridice in Haydn’s Orfeo ed Euridice at the Blackheath Halls in December 2014, staged by Toria Banks and conducted by Robert Bottriell and Kelvin Lim as part of the Opera scenes.
Masterclasses include Maryse Castets, Sophie Pondjiclis, Mignon Dunn, Yves Coudray, Eugene Asti, Gérard Théruel, Humbert Camerlo, Vincent Dumestre, Ian Partridge and Felicity Lott (as part of the Oxford Lieder Festival).

Béatrice has just been selected as a finalist of the London Song Festival and Schubert Competition.
2015 engagements include a French song masterclass with François Leroux at the Wigmore Hall in London, as well as concert during the Schubert festival in Greenwich under the direction of the pianist Eugene Asti.

In April 2015, Béatrice will perform the title-role of Ariane et Barbe-Bleue by Paul Dukas at the Blackheath Halls, staged by Simon Iorio and conducted by Robert Bottriell and Kelvin Lim as part of the Opera scenes.

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