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Ève-Maud HUBEAUX, mezzo-soprano








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Ève-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, upcoming and future engagements :

Ève-Maud Hubeaux most challenging 2017/18 season, took off with Thibault in the new production of Don Carlos under Philippe Jordan at Opera national de Paris Bastille. Subsequently she sang and recorded Scozzone (debut in the role) in Ascanio, a rarely performed opera by Camille Saint-Saëns, at Grand Théâtre de Genève and Dame Ragonde in Rossini's Le Comte Ory in a new production led by Louis Langrée at the Opéra Comique Paris and the Royal Opera House of Versailles.

No doubt about, her most thrilling season's role debut took place at the Opera House of Lyon, where she appeared as Eboli in a new production of Verdi's Don Carlos (> click here, for the complete press review). Two more appealing role debuts will mark this rich season 2017/18 : Baba the Turk (The Rake's progress) new production at Theater Basel ... and Armida (Rinaldo) in concert with Kammerorchester Basel under the baton of Christophe Rousset.

Amongst her future projects we may already reveal her debut under Kevin John Edusei at the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra of the Netherlands in a wonderful work "La Veille" by the composer Matthijs Vermeulen and Mahler 2 under the baton of Karel Mark Chichon. Having a soft spot for Rossini, Ève-Maud Hubeaux is particularly looking forward to revive Guillaume Tell (Hedwige) and La petite Messe solennelle at Capitole de Toulouse (House debut) and sing on the longer term her first Isolier in Rossini's Le Comte Ory. 2019 will be marked by major international Haendel productions with Les Talens lyriques under Christophe Rousset's baton in which she will sing main roles such as Cornelia and Agrippina. Amongst her other important new roles : Reine Gertrude in Hamlet by Ambroise Thomas; a part she will sing amongst others at Deutsche Oper Berlin (debut in the House). A new production of Tristan und Isolde proposed by La Monnaie, Brussels, will see her appearing again as Brangäne.

Career overview :

First professional engagements included Mercedes in Carmen and Ines in Il Trovatore at the Opera Houses of Lausanne and Vichy. Joining the Opera Studio of the Strasbourg Opera House (ONR), Ève-Maud Hubeaux participated in several main productions. Soon she gets noticed by the Frankfurt Opera House and the famous Aix-en-Provence Festival. She returns to ONR 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). Lausanne offers her to debut as Frau Reich (Die lustige Weiber von Windsor).

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. 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).

Highlights of the past season 2016/17 included most successful role debuts 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 Margret (Wozzeck).

Ève-Maud Hubeaux in concert :

During the Wagner anniversary year 2013, Ève-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, Aedes Choir in Rossini's Petite messe solennelle, Orchestre de Chambre de Genève (Arie van Beek) in Wagner's Wesendonck-Lieder and with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Strasbourg in "Les Nuits d'Eté" (Berlioz). Eve-Maud Hubeaux concert repertoire embraces furthermore : Dvorak's Requiem, Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde (which she recorded under Jean-François Verdier), Haendel's Messiah, Verdi's Requiem, Debussy's Le Martyre de Saint-Sébastien next to La mort de Cléopâtre (Berlioz) and Poème de l'Amour et de la Mer (Chausson)

Since 2014, Ève-Maud Hubeaux is supported by the Safran Corporate Foundation for Music.

Awards and other achievements :

Ève-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 Ève-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, Ève-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: March, 2018. Please contact the Agency, to get the most recent version of the present biography, or its short version.

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