Emilie Renard

Emilie Renard

Emilie Renard
Mezzo soprano

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. 


    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