Lucie ROCHE, mezzo-soprano

Lucie Roche was born and studied voice in Marseille.
Lucie’s roles have included : La Maman/La Tasse Chinoise/La Libellule l’Enfant et les Sortilèges, Olga Eugene Oneguin, Carmen, Waltraute and Grimgerde Die Walküre, Princess Clarice l’Amour des Trois Oranges, Nicklause The Tales of Hoffmann, Mallika Lakme, Alisa Lucia di Lammermoor, Lucia Cavalleria Rusticana, Nireno Giulio Cesare, Corinta and Penia L’Oristeo, Stephano Romeo et Juliette, Mere Jeanne and Soeur Mathilde Les Dialogues des Carmélites, 6th Blumenmädchen/Voice Parsifal, Dryade Ariadne auf Naxos, Erste Magd Elektra, Dritte Dame Die Zauberflöte, as well as the creation of the role of Miss Victoria in Colomba by Jean-Claude Petit.

In 2011, Lucie was chosen by the choreographer Karine Saporta to play Une Madone in her opéra/ballet La Princesse de Milan (to music by Michael Nyman), which toured in France and Italy. In 2012, she sang the title role in Carmen at the Daegu International Opera Festival in South Korea. The festival awarded her the prize for the best female opera singer that year.
In 2015 she is invited by the Festival of Aix en Provence for the French creation of Jonathan Dove’s
Monster in the Maze, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.

Lucie also has a passion for sacred music and sings regularly as an oratorio soloist. Her répertoire includes Handel’s Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, Messiah and Dixit Dominus, Pergolese’s Stabat Mater and Missa Romana, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Dixit Dominus, Purcell’s Ode for the Birthday of Queen Mary, Mozart’s Requiem and C-Minor Mass, Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross, Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Little Solmemn Mass, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and Requiem by Hasse, Bruckner and Duruflé.