Hailed for her « exceptional voice » and her « powerful and moving acting », French soprano Jeanne Gérard gained critical acclaim last season for her performance of the role of Amore in NorrlandsOperan’s production of Orfeo ed Euridice touring Northern Sweden and performed in Budapest as part of Armel Opera Festival, which was broadcasted on Arte Concert. Other opera credits include Frasquita (Carmen), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Norina
(Don Pasquale), The Plaintiff (Trial by Jury), Rose (Lakmé)… She has collaborated with La Fabrique Opéra de Grenoble, New York Lyric Opera, The Martina Arroyo Foundation, the Village Light Opera Group. In addition to traditional works, Jeanne Gérard has premiered two contemporary operas (The House by Richard Burke and Ethan Frome by Alden Terry) and a contemporary oratorio (Cantata for the Children of Terezin by J.Walter) in New-York.
Ms Gérard has performed at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, Danny Kaye Playhouse, Bargemusic, Opera America, Dimenna Center for the Performing Arts, the Bohemian Hall, Spectrum, Salle Cortot… She has been invited to take part in chamber music festivals such as Jeunes Talents, Musique à Beauregard, Saint Andrew Music Festival, among others. A fervent advocate of chamber music, Jeanne Gérard has founded an ensemble of twenty upand- coming musicians based in New-York : the Rébow Ensemble.
Jeanne Gérard is the winner of Armel Opera Competition (2017) and of Leopold Bellan International Competition (2017), as well as the finalist of the George Enescu International Competition (2018) and La Fabbrica – Teatro dell’Opera di Roma (2017). Jeanne Gérard has earned a Master’s of classical voice from Manhattan School of Music, where she studied under the tutelage of Patricia Misslin. She has sung in the masterclasses of Mariella Devia, Graham Johnson, Dalton Baldwin, Martin Katz, Jake Heggie, Giulio Zappa… She studied humanities at Henri IV (classe préparatoire littéraire) and holds a bachelor degree in philosophy from la Sorbonne. A versatile artist, she studied dance and acting for several years, which allowed her to sing lead roles in musicals when she was a teenager (Cécile Volanges in the world premiere of Les Liaisons dangereuses by Lopez and Anne Frank
in Anne, Le Musical at the Théâtre Essaïon), as well as theatrical roles such as Mrs Wire in The Lady of Larkspur Lotion (T. Williams), Girl in Mr Paradise (T. Williams), Yelena in Uncle Vanya (A. Chekhov) and Annette Reille in Le Dieu du Carnage (Y. Reza) at the Producers’ Club in New-York and at the Auguste Théâtre in Paris. She also sings jazz and has performed at Le Petit Journal Montparnasse, The Manderley Bar, The Bitter End, The Lounge…