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Géraldine CASEY started singing at the age of 16 with Tania GEDDA and obtained her First prize Concertist Diploma at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris – Alfred Cortot in anne-Marie RODDE and Jean-Philippe LAFONT’s classes. Scholarship holder of the Zaleski Foundation, she worked with Gundula JANOWITZ, Leo NUCCI, Yvonne MINTON, Nadine Denize, Lorraine Nubar (Juilliard School), Jeff COHEN, Ludovic TEZIER and won several international singing competitions (UPMCF Excellence, Rieumes-Gascogne International Competition).

 

After her stage debut in Weber’s Der Freischütz at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées (Paris) under maestro Myung Whun Chung, she sung the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with the Orchestre des Pays de la Loire and Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Théâtre du Châtelet. She was Adele in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus and Cunégonde in Bernstein’s Candide at Massy’s Opera House and had great success in the title-roles of Rita by Donizetti and Dolorès by André Jolivet at the Opéra de Rennes, with live broadcast by Radio-France, under conductor Lionel BRINGUIER. She later was Berenice in Rossini’s L’occasione fa il ladro at the Aix-en-Provence Festival as well as le Feu/la Princesse/le Rossignol in Ravel’s l’Enfant et les Sortilèges in Avignon’s Festival.

 

Recommended soloist by the famous Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, she was l’Amour in Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice, Belinda in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Flaminia in Haydn’s Il mondo della luna, and by Mozart : Blonde and later Konstanze in Die Entführung (live broadcast by France Musique and France3, under conductor Steuart BEDFORD, and later with the Orchestre régional Avignon Provence under conductor Philippe BERNOLD), Mme.Herz in the Schauspieldirektor (conductor Paul AGNEW), Sandrina in La Finta Giardiniera and the very acrobatic Giunia in Lucio Silla (conductor Claude SCHNITZLER). Together with Guillemette LAURENS and co-produced by the Opera of Bordeaux, she sung Monteverdi madrigals with the Montauban Baroque Orchestra under conductors Michel Laplénie (Ensemble Sagittarius) and Jean-Marc Andrieu.

 

In more contemporary repertoire, she created the role of Prothoé in René Koering’s world premier of Scènes de chasse at the Opéra de Montpellier (conductor Alain ALTINOGLU) and Two melodies by Alexandre BENETEAU in Nicolas BACRI's Cantus Formus festival. She recently and successfully discovered Pierre BOULEZ' Pli selon pli under his assistant conductor Sylvain BLASSEL.

She is also very at ease in oratorio (Bach, Vivaldi, Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Rossini, Verdi, Brahms, Mahler) and operetta (Lehar’s Die Lustige Witwe, Jerry Herman's Hello! Dolly and many Offenbachs, of which Eurydice in Orphée aux Enfers, Gabrielle in la Vie Parisienne, Esperanza in Christophe Colomb at the Grand Théâtre de Reims).

 

Géraldine CASEY recorded several CDs : Sacchini’s Oedipe à Colone (Dynamics, with Orchestre de Dijon Bourgogne under conductor Jean-Paul PENIN), René Koering’s Scènes de chasse (Universal, with Orchestre de Montpellier) as well as a recital of “Mozart Arias” with the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz (conductor Vassilis CHRISTOPOULOS), obtaining outstanding critics from German review “Das Orchester” and awarded the “2010 Orphée d'Or - Prix Gabriel Dusserget Prize for the best Mozart recording” by the International Lyric Recordings’ Academy. In April 2019, Klarthe Records released her recording of Spanish melodies ¡ España ! (Granados, Obradors, de Falla, Mompou, Turina, Nin, Rodrigo) with pianist Philippe BARBEY-LALLIA.

 

She regularly performs in recitals and renowned festivals throughout Europe : Crans-Montana, Santander, Musica als Castells de Catalunya, StPetersburg's White Nights, Tarussa’s Sviatoslav Richter Festival (Russia) under conductor Alexeï UTKIN from the Moscow Virtuosos, Warsaw Frederic Chopin Festival, Journées Lyriques de Chartres (Eve Ruggieri), Beyrouth, Algiers...