Erminie Blondel, trained as a violist, studied at the Geneva Conservatory, graduated with a 1er Prix at the Rueil-Malmaison Conservatory, and holds a Masters Degree in Recital Arts from the Paris Sorbonne. She was a member of the CNIPAL Opera Studio in 2009-2010. She now prepares her operatic roles with Cynthia Jacoby (Essen) and internationally acclaimed coach Irene Kudela of the Paris Opera.
The French-American Soprano has performed in many theaters, including Théâtre du Châtelet, Opera Comique, Nice Opera, Marseille Opera, Toulon Opera, Avignon Opera, Teatro Verdi di Pisa, Teatro Goldoni di Livorno, Teatro Coccia di Novara, and Victoria Hall in Geneva where she sang the Mozart Requiem under M. Corboz.
In 2019, she performed Ariane et Barbe-Bleue by Dukas (Bellangère) at Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse and made her debut in Orange for Musiques en Fête. She was Lisette Oropesa's cover in La Traviata (Violetta) at the Greek National Opera, a role she performed in 2012 at Teatro della Concordia in Torino and in Paris, London and Shanghaï in 2016. She sang La Voix Humaine in Beijing (2018) and in Clermont-Ferrand (2014), Marguerite in Faust (2018) and Micaela in Carmen (2017) at La Seine Musicale, Pamina in The Magic Flute in Clermont-Ferrand (2018), and at Naturbühne Gräfinthal (2016), Juliet in Benda's Romeo und Julie in Clermont-Ferrand (2016), Antonia in Les Contes d'Hoffmann in Pisa, Lucca, Livorno, Novara under Guy Condette (2014), in 2012 Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, the title role in Massenet's Manon...
She has recently recorded an album of lieder by composers who were victims of the Nazi regime (Laks, Saguer, Ullmann, Kowalski and Ilse Weber), which will be released in the fall of 2019.
Future engagements include La Nonne Sanglante (Agnès) by Gounod, Ariadne auf Naxos (Echo) in Montpellier, Le Nozze di Figaro (Contessa), The Merry Widow, and La Traviata (Violetta).
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