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Salomé Haller (Soprano)

Born: c1975 - Strasbourg, France

The French soprano, Salomé Haller, started studying the piano in Strasbourg before she discovered singing, at the age of 13. Her taste for ancient music encouraged her to meet with Martin Gester, who gave her numerous recommendations. In 1996, she joined the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris, where she attended the classes of Rachel Yakar and Peggy Bouveret; in June 2000, she graduated with first class honours, and joined an advanced course with Margreet Honig.

In the meantime, Salomé Haller had acquired a strong knowledge of polyphony within numerous top level vocal ensembles, and was invited to sing with Le Parlement de Musique, Il Seminario Musicale, Les Talens Lyriques, La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy, Orchestre National de Lille, Ensemble 2e2m, Concerto Köln, l'Ensemble Intercontemporain... It was possible to see her on stage, in 1999 and in 2000, at the Berlin Staatsoper, conducted by René Jacobs, more particularly in Alessandro Scarlatti's Griselda and Reinhard Keiser's Craesus.

In 2001, Salomé Haller sang Donna Elvira, in Don Giovanni, with the Atelier Lyrique de Tourcoing conducted by Jean-Claude Malgoire. In the following year, she sang Mrs. Ford in Salieri's Falstaff with the same team. In concert, she sang Berg's Sieben Frühe Lieder conducted by Z. Nagy at the Cité de la Musique (Paris), Mozart's Requiem, with Jean-Jacques Kantorow; Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire, Berlioz' Nuits d'été, Messiaen's Poèmes pour Mi, and Berlioz' L'Enfance du Christ (with Jean-Claude Malgoire).

In 2003, Salomé Haller was Arsace in Vivaldi's Rosmira Fedele at the Nice Opera; she sang title role in George Frideric Handel's Agrippina at the Rennes Opera, and J.S. Bach's St Matthew Passion (BWV 244) (conductor: Marcus Creed) in the Netherlands. She performed also in Benjamin Britten's Illuminations in Germany and with the Ysaÿe Quartet in works by Ottorino Respighi and Fénelon. in February 2003, she was awarded a "Lyrical Discovery of the Year" during the 10th Victoires de la Musique Classique, which expressed the warm support of both the public and the people in the profession.

During winter 2004, Salomé Haller was on the Lausanne Opera stage to sing in Lully's Roland, and at the Théâtre du Chatelet (Paris) in Landowsky's Le Fou, before singing a mass by Schubert with the Orchestre National de Lille in April. Then she gave with Les Talens Lyriques a lyrical tragedy recital, which was performed in Salzburg and Dresden in May 2004. In October, she was Pierrot in Dazzi's Le Luthier de Venise at the Châtelet, then Agathe in Messager's Véronique at the Rennes Opera.

Practicing chamber music with delight, she also performed in recitals with various pianists, like Jeff Cohen, François-René Duchable, Yvonne Loriod (with whom she sang Messiaen Harawi in July 2000), or with Nicolas Krüger, her partner, with whom she recently made a tour to Japan.

Nest spring (2009) she will sing at the Monnaie in Brussels the First Lady in Mozart's Zauberflöte (conductor: René Jacobs).

Salomé Haller's career is punctuated with numerous recordings: more particularly, R. Keiser's Craesus (conductor: René Jacobs), Lully's Persée and Roland (conductor: Christophe Rousset) or Salieri's Falstaff.



Source: Salomé Haller Website (photos: Michael Garnier)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2008)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

As

Works

Patrick Cohën-Akenine

Soprano

BWV 32, BWV 49, BWV 57

Benoît Haller

Soprano

BWV 245

Links to other Sites

Salomé Haller - Soprano (Official Website)

Salomé Haller (Wikipedia)
Salomé Haller: la biographie complète (concrts.fr) [French]

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