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Emilie Renard

Emilie Renard

Anglo-French mezzo-soprano Emilie Renard exploded onto the international performing scene by winning first prize in the 2013 Antonio Cesti Competition at the Innsbruck Festival. 



Edinburgh 1742: Barsanti & Handel
Edinburgh 1742: Barsanti & Handel
A diverse programme of concerti, wind music and Scottish songs by composers Barsanti and Handel. 

CKD 567  

Emilie Renard - mezzo-soprano

Having already made her professional debut in Richard Jones’s famed production for English National Opera of Martin’s Julietta, her repertoire embraces five centuries of music, from Amore in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea and Purcell’s Dido to Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, the title-role in Bizet’s Djamileh, Hansel in Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel, and concert works as varied as Vivaldi’s Juditha triumphans, Ravel’s Shéhérazade, and George Benjamin’s Upon Silence.

Other performance highlights have included her debut at the Innsbruck Festival as Ersinda in Porpora’s Il Germanico in Germania with Alessandro de Marchi and Academia Montis Regalis, the female leads in Zingarelli’s Giulietta e Romeo (Heidelberg) and Lully’s Armide (Potsdam), the title role in Handel’s Susanna for Christian Curnyn and the Early Opera Company at the Spitalfields Festival, Junon in Rameau’s Platée (Vienna, Paris, New York), and a tour of France playing the second lady in Die Zauberflöte for Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques. In August 2017 Renard made her debut at the Edinburgh International Festival

Ensemble Marsyas Chart With 'Edinburgh 1742'
11 August 2017
#2 in the UK Specialist Classical Chart
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BBC Music Magazine
4½ Stars
'Ensemble Marsyas afford all due splendour to ravishing largos, martial pomp to rousing allegros, and high-spirited dance steps to Menuets...an assured disc of horn-infused Baroque finery.'


MusicWeb International
'In all five Concerti Grossi the Edinburgh-based Ensemble Marsyas play with impeccable stylistic elegance...decidedly pleasing...'
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Gramophone
Editor's Choice: 'Emilie Renard is the soprano here, and no less boldly magnificent is she than the horns that blow through not only this piece but virtually the whole disc like an invigorating and cleansing wind.'
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The Arts Desk
'This superb disc celebrates Barsanti’s Scottish period, pairing his music with works by his one-time collaborator, Handel...Glorious stuff...Linn’s sound is spectacularly vivid.'
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All Music
'Recommended for those who love Handel and his era.'
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RTE Lyric FM 'Classic Drive'
CD of the Week


Presto Classical
Editor's Choice: '...brought off with captivating brio from all involved'
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MDR Kultur
CD of the Week: '…due to the freshness, originality and natural virtuosity of the performances …the album is therefore an unconditional recommendation.'
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Pizzicato
5 Stars
'Ensemble Marsyas plays with an infectious joy of music making...The refinement and the elegance are equally impressive.'
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BBC Radio 3 'Record Review'
'...played with tremendous zest and character...a vibrant recording...'
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Europadisc
'Engaging, entertaining, sensitive and remarkably assured, it will appeal to all lovers of Baroque music. Altogether a triumphant disc.'
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The Guardian
4 Stars
'...it’s a rich insight, played with great style and charisma.'
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The Irish Times
5 Stars
'Baroque music gem: The performances by Ensemble Marsyas...are consistently bracing.'
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