Artists biographies
Karine Deshayes

After brilliant musical studies having been a pupil of Mireille Alcantara and receiving advice from Régine Crespin, Karine Deshayes first joined the troupe of the Lyon Opera, where she performed especially in her first Rossini role as Rosina. Her career quickly took off afterwards. She was invited to perform on all the major French stages: Avignon, Lyon Strasbourg, Marseille, Toulouse, Tours and Bordeaux. Regularly she performed at the Paris Opera where she won great acclaim in Rossini roles, but also as Poppea in Monteverdi’s »L’incoronazione di Poppea«, Sesto (in Handel’s »Giulio Cesare«), and in the Mozart roles of Cherubino and Dorabella.

It was also at the Paris Opera that she took on the role of Carmen for the first time. Karine Deshayes’s career has also extended into major international stages, including the Salzburg Festival (»Die Zauberflöte« under the baton of Riccardo Muti), the Teatro Real in Madrid, and the Liceu in Barcelona. She had also been invited to the New York Metropolitan Opera several times, where she, more recently, she played the role of Nicklausse in »Les Contes d’Hoffmann« directed by James Levine and drew particularly rave reviews from the New York music critiques. Karine Deshayes also gained great success at the San Francisco Opera in the role of Angelina in »La Cenerentola«.

Karine Deshayes’s vast repertoire has allowed her to perform regularly in concert and recital under the direction of such conductors as Emmanuel Krivine, David Stern, Kurt Masur, Emmanuelle Haïm, Louis Langrée and Myung-Whun Chung, and with such artists as Philippe Cassard, Renaud Capuçon, L’Ensemble Contraste, the Quatuor Ebène, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and many more. At the Victoires de la Musique Awards in 2016, Karine Deshayes was named Lyric Artist of the Year for the second time in her career.

Her last recording »Rossini« with the Ensemble Les Forces Majeures has just been released.

Foto: Aymeric Giraudel Foto: Aymeric Giraudel

Appearances at the
Beethovenfest 2017