French soprano Natalie Pérez studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London under the tutelage of John Evans. She then joins the Atelier Lyrique of Opera Fuoco (founded by David Stern) and was a repeat prizewinner in the Internationaler Gesangswettbewerb at the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg. In concert, Natalie performs regularly with the period instrument ensemble Fuoco e Cenere, bringing her to venues in Miami, Paris and further afield.
Other notable engagements include a programme of Vivaldi Motets with Orchestra Symphonique Bel-Arte in Dourdon, Poulenc’s song cycle Tel Jour, Telle Nuit as part of Graham Johnson’s concert series, Mozart’s Requiem with Orchestre Helios in Paris and Mahler’s 8th Symphony at L’Ekinox in Bourg-en-Bresse as part of Les Estivales de Brou with Les Musiciens d’Europe. Passionate about song repertoire, Natalie has participated in master classes with Paul Agnew, Anne Sofie Von Otter, Angelika Kirchschlager, Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, Ann Murray, Peggy Bouveret and at the Franz-Schubert Institut in Austria, where she worked with Elly Ameling, Helmut Deutsch, Julius Drake, Bernarda Fink, Tobias Truniger, Robert Holl, Rudolf Jansen, Andreas Schmidt and Roger Vignoles. She has also sung a number of solo lieder recitals in Dortmund, London, and Baden-bei-Wien.
On the operatic platform, Natalie’s roles include La Musica and Euridice in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo with Hampstead Garden Opera, Despina in Cosi Fan Tutte with Opera Fuoco, Sofia in Rossini’s Il Signor Bruschino and First Nymph in Jacopo Peri’s Euridice with British Youth Opera. While studying at Guildhall she also appeared in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Barbican Centre. Further roles include Bubikopf in Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis with conductor Philippe Nahon and Ars Nova, directed by Louise Moaty (Opéra de Reims, Opéra de Massy, Théâtre de l'Athénée), Mademoiselle Silberklang in Der Schauspieldirektor and Tonina in Salieri's Prima la Musica e poi le Parole with David Stern and the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Cisseo in J.C. Bach’s Zanaida at Bachfest Leipzig, Despina in Cosi Fanciulli, a new opera by Nicolas Bacri on a libretto by Eric-Emmanuel Schmidt with David Stern and Opera Fuoco (Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Reuil-Malmaison) and Mirtilla in Telemann’s Damon at Theater Magdeburg.
Future engagements for Natalie include Fiorella in Offenbach’s Les Brigands at Les Estivales de Brou in Bourg-en-Bresse (France) and in Geneva, Mozart’s Requiem with Orchestre Helios in Paris, The Fairy Queen at Shanghai Baroque Festival, a Telemann programme with the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra (China) under D. Stern as well as Bach concerts at the Philharmonie de Paris. Natalie Pérez will be a member of the 8th edition of Le Jardin des Voix, which is the young artists’ academy of William Christie’s Les Arts Florissants.