Eve-Maud HUBEAUX, mezzo-soprano
Eve-Maud Hubeaux was born in Geneva (Switzerland). She had her first contact with music when she was still a child, at the “Institut Jacques Dalcroze”. Then, she was tought piano, first with Daniel Spiegelberg, then with Georgy Popov, from the “Conservatoire de Lausanne”. She completed her piano curriculum diploma end of 2006. Having always been attracted to opera, she started in 2001 her vocal education with Hiroko Kawamichi at the “Conservatoire de Lausanne”.
Recent and future engagements :
after having taken part in the revival of Pascal Dusapin's Penthesilea at Opéra national du Rhin Strasbourg and sung successfully her very first Carmen at the Opera House of Klagenfurt (Lorenzo Viotti/Cesare Lievi), Eve-Maud Hubeaux appeared at La Monnaie Brussels as Ursule (Béatrice et Bénédict) under the baton of Jérémie Rhorer and made her successful Paris Opera House debut as Annina (Rosenkavalier, in a production led by Philippe Jordan (May 2016).
Also her 2016/2017 season looks most challenging: with new roles such as Brigitta (Die Tote Stadt) and La Nourrice (Ariane et Barbe-Bleue by Paul Dukas) at Theater Basel (House debut), Andromaca (Ermione, Rossini) and Brangäne (Tristan und Isolde) both at Lyon Opera (including a guest performance of Ermione at Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Paris) and eventually return to Bastille as Margret (Wozzeck).
On the longer term Eve-Maud Hubeaux will appear in Thibault (Don Carlos) Paris Opera Bastille, Dame Ragonde (Le Comte Ory) at Paris Opéra Comique ... besides other role debuts as Eboli (Don Carlos), Baba the Turk (Rake's progress) ... and Armida (Rinaldo).
Career overview :
First professional engagements included Mercedes (Carmen) and Ines in Il Trovatore at the Opera Houses of Lausanne and Vichy. Then, as a member of the Colmar Opera Studio (that's linked with the Strasbourg Opera House) Eve-Maud Hubeaux was cast as Aladin’s mother in Aladin et la lampe magique (Nino Rota), Driade (Ariadne auf Naxos), Fidelma (Il Matrimonio Segreto), Morgiane in Ali Baba ou les quarante voleurs (by Cherubini). Subsequently she is invited to sing Waltraute (Die Walküre) at Frankfurt Oper House, Marcellina (Le Nozze di Figaro) in Avignon and 3rd Maid (Elektra) in Montpellier.
Debut at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in L’Enfant et les sortilèges (Ravel) and Trauernacht, a semi stage production after Bach Cantates, directed by Katie Mitchell and led by Raphaël Pichon. Comeback at Opéra national du Rhin to sing subsequently Folia in the world première of La nuit de Gutenberg by Philippe Manoury, 3. Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Mary (Fliegende Holländer) and Pauline (Pikovaya Dama) the latter under the baton of Marko Letonja. Lausanne offers her to debut as Frau Reich (Die lustige Weiber von Windsor). Other concertant and staged productions included Hedwige (Guillaume Tell, Rossini) and Bradamante (Alcina, Haendel) both in Switzerland and the 3rd Magd (Elektra) with RSO Berlin under the baton of Marek Janowski at "Philharmonie Berlin".
Breakthrough in other important Opera Houses such as Lyon with Mary (Fliegende Holländer) and La Monnaie Brussels, where she's invited to take part in the world premiere of Penthesilea (Oberpriesterin) by Pascal Dusapin.
During the Wagner anniversary year 2013, Eve-Maud Hubeaux had already toured both with l’Orchestre national d’Iîe de France (Enrique Mazzola) and l'Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse (Patrick Davin) in Wagner's Wesendonck-Lieder. Other concert highlighs of the past years include concerts with Brussels Philharmonic (Leo Hussain) in Bach's Matthew Passion, Turku Philharmonic Orchesta (Ville Matvejeff) in Janacek's Glagolitic Mass , the Aedes Choir in Rossini's Petite messe solennelle, Orchestre de Chambre de Genève under Arie van Beek, again in Wagner's Wesendonck-Lieder and with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Strasbourg in "Les Nuits d'Eté" (Berlioz). Amongst her future concerts : Verdi's Requiem. Eve-Maud Hubaux concert repertoire embraces furthermore : Dvorak's Requiem, Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde, Haendel's Messiah, Debussy's Le Martyre de Saint-Sébastien ...
Since 2014, Eve-Maud Hubeaux is supported by the Safran Corporate Foundation for Music.
Awards and other achievements :
Eve-Maud Hubeaux was awarded with the “Prix Jacquart” in 2004, Prix De Crouzaz” in 2006, she was also granted a special Award for her great performance at the “Schlossoper Haldenstein Contest” and won 2 Prizes at the International Singing Competition Ernst Haefliger (2010/Switzerland) ; amongst them an engagement at the Operahouse of Bern. Furthermore she got a Special Grant for "Bayreuth 2011" presented by the Alsace Richard Wagner Association. June 2011, she won the "Prize of the Jury" as well as the "Prize of France Musique" (within Gaelle Le Gallic emission radio show "Génération Jeunes Interprêtes") at the international singing competition of Arles. The jury of the 66th Competition of Geneva recently awarded her the Special Wagner Prize « Cercle Romand Richard Wagner » for the best interpretation of a work by Wagner. In April 2012 Eve-Maud Hubeaux was for the 2nd time awarded by the Jury of the "Pour-cent-culturel Migros Fondation" competition, besides a bursary, she was also called “Soloist of “Migros culture Percentage”, amongsts the highest and most prestigious awards in Switzerland. The same year she was called "Classical revelation 2012" by ADAMI, became finalist of the International Bellini Competition of Catania 2012 and got the 3rd Prize at the International Competition of Toulouse (2012) and at Premio Etta Limiti Opera in Milano (2013). Eventually she was awarded with the Second Prize and the Kirsten Flagstadt Festival Grant at the 32nd Hans Gabor Belvédère International Singing Competition at Muziektheater Amsterdam (July 2013) and was called by unanimity of the international jury Winner of the 5th Edition of the Renata Tebaldi Iinternational Competition. Beside the First Prize the jury at the Renata Tebaldi Competition awarded Eve-Maud Hubeaux as well with the Special Prize for the youngest participant.Other Studies :
in June 2009, after having already successfully passed a Bachelor in Swiss law at the “Université de Lausanne” and a Master’s degree in French private law, Eve-Maud Hubeaux also completed a Master in Law in “Research, Contracts et Responsabilities” at the University of Savoie-Chambéry (France). In parallel with opera singing, she decided to continue her legal studies curriculum and started a Phd. Additionally, since 2005 she is a member of the Sweizerische Studienstiftung.
Cv-update: season 2016/2017, February 2017. Please contact the Agency, to get the most recent version of the present biography, or its short version.