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Myriam Arbouz (Soprano)

Born: Rennes, Brittany, France

The French soprano, Myriam Arbouz, joined the Maîtrise de Bretagne at the age of 8, developing her passion for singing with Jean-Michel Noël, and participating in numerous concerts, recordings and tours. She pursued studies in musicology at the University of Rennes whilst also studying with Martine Surais at the Rennes Conservatoire (2002-2005), followed by advanced studies at the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles with Olivier Schneebeli (2005-2006) and at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Valérie Guillorit and Sasja Hunnego earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in classical singing (2006-2010), and her Master of Arts degree in opera in 2013 with brilliant grades at the latter institution.

During two seasons at the Dutch National Opera Academy (2011-2013), Myriam Arbouz performed several roles in operas: L'Enfant et les sortilèges by Ravel (La Libellule, Le Pâtre), Where The Wild Things Are by Oliver Knussen (Mama) conducted by Antony Hermus at the Orpheus theatre in Apeldoorn, De Singel in Antwerp, the Anton Philips Hall in The Hague, Vredenburg in Utrecht, De Doelen in Rotterdam. Furthermore W.A. Mozart's La Finta Giardiniera (Aminda) at the Regentes Theatre in The Hague, Less Truth More Telling by Thierry Tidrow (Mother) and Igor Stravinsky's Pulcinella in The Hague; W.A. Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro (Cherubino) conducted by Richard Egarr.

An avid performer of chamber music, Myriam Arbouz performs regularly in duo with harpsichordist and organist, Benjamin Alard.

Myriam Arbouz commands a vast repertoire ranging from the Baroque period, which she particularly cherishes, to the most recent contemporary creations and appears regularly with many famous European ensembles including Ensemble Pygmalion (Director: Raphaël Pichon; since 2005), Le Concert d'Astrée (Director: Emmanuelle Haïm), Cappella Amsterdam (Director: Daniel Reuss), Aedes, Kölner Akademie (Director: Michael Alexander Willens), La Rêveuse, Fuoco e Cenere, L'Aura Rilucente, Schönbrunn Ensemble.

Recent highlights are Euridice in Orfeo and Ottavia in L'Incoronazione di Poppea) under the baton of René Jacobs at Royaumont Abbaye, Cassiope and Mérope in Lully's Persée at Copenhagen Early Music Festival.

In February 2015, Myriam Arbouz made her debut appeareance at the Dutch National Opera in partnership with the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence in Trauernacht, a production based on J.S. Bach's funeral cantatas, staged by Katie Mitchell and conducted by Raphaël Pichon.

Her upcoming performances are Anna-Magdalena Bach's book with harpsichordist, Benjamin Alard, at the Hôtel de Soubise in Paris, Trauernacht in Arras, Douai and Lisbon, and a recording of Schubert, Robert Schumann, Wagner & Johannes Brahmss with Ensemble Pygmalion for Harmonia Mundi.

Source: Opera Barga Website (2015); Myriam Arbouz profile on LinkedIn
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (October 2015)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Michael Alexander Willens


Video (2012): BWV 149, BWV 130, BWV 19

Raphaël Pichon


Member of Ensemble Pygmalion:
V-1 (2007): ,
BWV 234, BWV 235, J. Kuhnau/J.S. Bach: Motet Der Gerechte kömmt um
V-3 (2011):
BWV 232: Kyrie & Gloria (1733 Version)

Raphaël Pichon


Member of Ensemble Pygmalion:
Video V-5 (2016):
J. Kuhnau: Motet Tristis est anima mea, BWV 244: Part I, J. Handl Gallus: Ecce quomodo moritur justus, BWV 244: Part II

Links to other Sites

Myriam Arbouz (Opera Barga)
Myriam Arbouz - Soprano (Jeunes Talents) [French]

Myriam Arbouz on Twitter
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Myriam Arbouz on LinkedIn

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