Praised for her "immaculate coloratura" and "stage charm" by the Times and the Sunday Times, French-Dutch soprano Lucie Chartin is enjoying an enthusiastic start of her career.
Recent highlights include the role of Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare in Egitto with Opera North, a production conducted by Christian Curnyn staged by Tim Albery, and the part of Katherina in the play Amadeus (P. Schaffer) with arias by Mozart and Salieri, including the Queen of the Night and Konstanze with Het Nationale Theater for a tour of 70 performances. She made her debut with the Antwerp Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Gordan Nikolic and enjoyed a first collaboration with Vaclav Luks.
Some of her most recent engagements include a successful jump-in for the Christmas concerts of the Dutch Chamber Orchestra performing Vivaldi motets, as well as a very well received St Matthew Passion under the baton of Marc Albrecht at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, with the Dutch Philharmonic Orchestra.
Past highlights include an Opera Gala conducted by Benjamin Pionnier, Alexander's Feast conducted by Peter Dijkstra, the role of Amour in Orphée et Eurydice at the Opera-Théâtre de Metz, the St Matthew Passion with Bart van Reyn, a solo at the Royal Theater Carré during Memorial day. She did quite a few productions with long tours, such as the soprano part in Scala with Combattimento Consort and Scapino Ballet Rotterdam. She performed in four productions with the Company OPERA2DAY, as Ophélie in Hamlet, as Coloratura in pastiche Dr Miracle's Last Illusion, the part consisting of arias from Olympia, Ophélie, and the Vocalise Amoureuse pour Soprano éperdue by Isabelle Aboulker, as Madeline in Glass's Fall of the House Usher, and as Mariken's Soul in the creation of Mariken in de tuin der lusten by Calliope Tsoupaki. She debuted at the Dutch National Opera with the soprano part in the creation of Before Present (Anat Spiegel, staging Sjaron Minailo) and she performed the Queen of the Night under the direction of Shunske Sato in the Netherlands and later for Escales Lyriques in France, in a staging by Paul-Émile Fourny.
She also sung the soprano part in the Mozart Requiem conducted by Gijs Leenaars and in Cantata BWV150 with Yannick Nézét-Seguin and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. As part of her studies, she performed Belinda with Richard Egarr and Hébé with Sigiswald Kuyken. She has collaborated with ensembles such as Holland Baroque Society, Asko|Schönberg, New European Ensemble and the Orchestra of the 18th Century.
Lucie is regularly found performing abroad. She sung under the direction of Daniël Reuss in the greatest concert halls of la Folle Journée de Nantes and their Tokoyte edition, with Die Schöpfung and Mendelssohn's Paulus, as well as at the Sala in Sao Paulo with Iseult in Le Vin Herbé.
Other works on her concert repertoire include Mozart's Great Cm Mass, St John Passion, The Messiah, Fauré's Requiem, Jephte, Missa Brevis BWV234 and various solo cantatas and motets by various baroque composers.
Lucie Chartin has appeared on recordings including Mozart's Requiem with Gesualdo Consort, Le Roi David with l'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande & l'Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne led by Daniël Reuss, a recording of the soundtrack of the Ballet creation Scala with Combattimento, three live recordings on DVD of the productions by OPERA2DAY andrecently the Kaffee Kantate and Trauerode for All of Bach with Shunske Sato and the Netherlands Bach Society.
Lucie graduated cum laude from the Early Music Department of the Amsterdam Conservatoire. She is currently coached by Don Marrazzo.