The Mezzo Anne Pareuil is today recognized as one of the most attractive French voices for the richness and depth of her instrument. Her dark and strong lower register allows her to sing with ease the mezzo-alto repertoire such as La Cieca (gioconda), La Zia Principessa (Suor Angelica) or Erda as well as mezzo-soprano parts such as Hedwige in William Tell, Neris, Dalila or Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro that she enhanced in many different productions thanks to her natural vivacity and vocal qualities.
Anne created the charismatic part of Madame de Croissy in Asia at the Korean National Opera in Seoul along with Annick Massis, conducted by Mo Daniel Kawka in a new Stanislas Nordey production .
Among her other engagements, Anne went to Japan for the Paris-Opera as cover of Jane Henschel in the part of La Nourrice from Ariane et Barbe-Bleue by P.Dukas with Deborah Polaski .
Born in France from Italian and French parents, Anne Pareuil in the first part of her life lived in Ivory Coast, then returned to Paris to start her musical studies at the National Superior Music Conservatory of Paris, in the class of Jane Berbié, who discovered at the time her warm mezzo-soprano voice .
After winning the First Price at “Concours des Maîtres du Chant Français” followed by the Price of Maurice Ravel at the “Concours International du Tryptique” for her interpretation of Histoires Naturelles, Anne Pareuil, then in her 24th year, sang in a Duo Recital with the baritone José Van Dam at the prestigious Théâtre de Paris-Châtelet (retransmission France Musique, Radio-France).
In 1994 started to work at the Ecole d’Art Lyrique of the Paris-Bastille Opera House where Mr Jean-Marie Blanchard immediatly hired her tos take part in part “Les Brigands” by J.Offenbach with Jerôme Deschamps company. The following she worked in “Dialogues des Carmélites” by Poulenc, conducted by Cyril Diederich and directed by Alain Garichot at Palais Garnier, in the role of Mère Marie de l’Incarnation.
Debuted in short time in many different european lyric productions:
Myrtale in Thaïs by Massenet and Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte by W.M.Mozart for the theaters of Metz and Rennes.
Annio in La clemenza di Tito by Mozart at the opera of Angers.
Feodor in Boris Godunov by Mussorgski at the opera of Strasburg.
La Périchole by J.Offenbach at the opera of Nancy and at the Esplanade of Saint- Etienne.
Die Dritte Freundin in Silent Screams, difficult Dreams by Knapik and Fabre for the theaters of Rouen, Kassel, the Opera of Flandres and the Radio of Varsavia.
Rossweisse in Der ring des Nibelungen of Wagner for Radio france (conductor Marek Janowsky).
Anne Pareuil added new parts to her repertoire, singing:
Capitole of Toulouse, during Nicolas Joël’s management and Maestro Michel Plasson:
Mère Jeanne, Carmelites Dialogues by Poulenc
Gertrude, Louise by Charpentier and The Mother, cover of Nadine Denize.
Suzuki, Madama Butterfly by Puccini
La Maestra delle novizie, Suor Angelica by Puccini
Festival Eve Ruggieri, Musiques au Coeur, Antenne 2
Lucia di Lammermoor, Alissa, Staging P.E.Fourny.
Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart, Marcellina, staging Petrica Ionesco, conductor Antonello Allemandi
Royal Opera of Wallonie (ORW,Belgium): Marcellina, Nozze di Figaro by Mozart
Edwige, Guillaume Tell by G.Rossini
Die Erste Dienerin, Elektra by R.Strauss
Geneviève, Pelléas et Mélisande by Cl.Debussy
PARIS OPERA-BASTILLE :
Offenbach: Les Brigands, Campagnarde, Duchesse.
Poulenc : Dialogues des Carmélites, Mère Marie de l'Incarnation.
Charpentier: Louise, Gertrude(cover)
Dukas: Ariane et Barbe-Bleue, La Nourrice (cover for Jane Henschel, Tokyo Tour).
Teatro Massimo of Palermo (Sicily):
Geneviève, Pelléas et Mélisande by Debussy, Pier-Alli, Gabriele Ferro
Teatro Massimo of Catania (Sicily):
Mercedes, Carmen of Bizet with Luciana d’Intino
Mère Jeanne, Dialogues des Carmélites by Poulenc together with Nadine Denize.
At the Maestranza in Sevilla (Spain):
La Mère d’Antonia, Les Contes d’Hoffmann with Ruggiero Raimondi, staging Gian- Carlo del Monaco.
Dame Marthe, Faust by Gounod with Maria Bayò, Al. Miles, staging Jorge Lavelli.
Beethovenhalle (Bonn) :
Le roi David by A.Honegger.
Dialogues des Carmélites of Poulenc, conductor Marc Soustrot.
Maison de Radio-France (Paris) :
Das Ring des Nibelungen- Die Walküre, Rossweisse, conductor Marek Janowsky with James Morris, Hanna Schwarz, 1989.
Nice Opera House (France) :
La Nourrice, Ariane et Barbe-Bleue, Paul Dukas with Edwige Fassbaender,staging P.E.Fourny, 2005.
Lucia di Lammermoor, G.Donizetti with Anick Massis, staging P.E.Fourny
Hong Kong Opera House (China):
Marcellina, Le Nozze di Figaro, W.A.Mozart, Cond. Bruno dal Bon, staging Maurizio di Mattia.
International Music Festival of Macau (China) :
Mamma Lucia, Cavalleria Rurticana, P. Mascagni with Katja Litting, Warren Mok, staging Henry Akina., 2006.
Esplanade de Saint-Etienne(France):
Perséphone/Ariane by Jules Massenet for the International festival Jules Massenet, Cond. Laurent Campellone, production Jean-Louis Pichon.
La Cieca/La Gioconda by Amilcar Ponchielli, prod. Jean-Louis Grinda.
Abuela/La Vida Breve by Manuel De Falla, conductor Massimiliano Valdez.
Metz Opera House (France):
Mary, Der Fliegende Holländer by Wagner
Madame Larina, Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovskji,prod.Bernard Broca.
Dame Regonde, Le Comte Ory by Rossini,Production J.F.Vinciguerra.
Dritte Dame, Die Zauberflöte by Mozart,prod.Danielle Ory.
The Old Baroness, Vanessa by Barber,prod.Danielle Ory.
Marcellina, Le nozze di Figaro by Mozart, dir.Pascal Verrot.
Madame de Croissy, Dialogues des Carmélites, F.Poulenc.
Opéra de Lille(France):
La Mère, L'Ecureuil/L'Enfant et les Sortilèges by Maurice Ravel.
Anne Pareuil was debuting in the United States in the american production of Evocations by Albert Roussel, directed by Pascal Verrot and then at a recital of melodies of Ernest Chausson at the lnternational Festival Insitute of Round-Top (Austin – Texas).
The current repertoire of Anne Pareuil comprehends works as: Barbe-Bleue by Paul Dukas of which she covered the challenging part of La Nourrice sang by Jane Henschel at the Paris Opéra-Bastille and in Tokyo-Japan in 2008; Samson et Dalila by Saint-Säens or Neris in Medea; the Italian verism as La Gioconda of Ponchielli.
Anne has worked with conductors : Marek Janowsky, Michel Plasson, Friedrich Pleyer, Marc Soustrot, Alberto Zedda, Gabriele Ferro, Jacques Lacombe, Pascal Verrot, Massimiliano Valdez, Bruno Dal Bon, Vincent Monteil.
Stage directors : Nicolas Joël, Jorge Lavelli, Jerôme Deschamps, P.E.Fourny, J.L.Pichon,Petrika Ionesco, Alain Garichot, Jean-Claude Auvray, P.L.Pizzi, Stanislas Nordey.
At the same time to her theatral carrier Anne Pareuil offers enticing interpretations of French melodies and Lieder.
Her repertoire comprehends the following works:
Les Histoires Naturelles by Maurice Ravel
La chanson de Bilitis and Le promenoir des deux Amants by Claude Debussy
Le poème de l’Amour et de la Mer by Ernest Chausson
Cinq Epitaphes by Pierre Vellones
Folk Songs by Luciano Berio
Les Enfantines by Modest Mussorgskij
La Rapsodie pour Contralto et choeur d’hommes and Opus 91 by Johannes Brahms.
Die Kindertotenlieder by Gustav Mahler
Choice of Lieder by Hugo Wolf and Richard Strauss.
She does regulary every year many operas of holy music, Mozart and Duruflé’s Requiem, Pergolesi and Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Rossini’s Te Deum and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and the C major Mass.
For radio and TV she has recorded:
A recital in duo with José Van Dam broadcasted by Radio-France in 1986 "Des Grands Interprètes aux Jeunes Talents"
“Trouver sa voix” by Jacques Bourgeois broadcasted in 1992.
Wagner’s Tetralogy, Der Ring des Nibelungen and Die Walküre conducted by maestro Marek Janowsky (broadcasted by Radio-France in 1991)
Rossini’s Guillaume Tell, directed by Alberto Zedda and broadcasted live in 26 Countries.
For French TV channel France 2, Les Brigands by J.Offenbach from Opéra de Paris- Bastille.
Le Domino Noir by Louis Auber from Compiègne Impérial Théâtre on Paris- Première channel (Amazon).
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