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Anne-Lise Polchlopek, mezzo-soprano

A former violinist, Anne-Lise Polchlopek studied singing with Claudine Le Coz, then trained at the CNSM in Lyon in the class of Mireille Delunsch, in parallel with her studies in Hypokhâgne and in Architecture.

She attended master classes with Ludovic Tézier, Harmut Höll, Philippe Cassard, Susan Manoff and William Christie.

Winner of the Gordes International Melody Competition (recital with Patrizia Ciofi in Gordes and masterclass with Susan Manoff, 2018), of the Association Jeunes Talents (piano/voice duet with Mao Hayakawa, 2019) and of the Royaumont Foundation (Mélodies by C. Saint-Saëns, piano/voice duet with Nicolas Royez, 2020), she is a grant holder of the Société Générale Musical Patronage for the year 2020/2021.

Anne-Lise Polchlopek quickly made her stage debut and performed, among others, the role of Prince Charmant (Cendrillon by Massenet) at the Amphitheatre of the Opéra National de Lyon, the roles of Augustine Bremond, Doctor Grimaldi and the Countess of Pourtales (Les Enfants du Levant by Isabelle Aboulker) with the Opéra de Lyon at the Théâtre de la Renaissance in Oullins, Amatre (Serse) at the Beijing Music Festival with Opera Fuoco under the direction of David Stern, Zulma (L’Italienne à Alger) at the Clermont-Ferrand Opera, Marcelline (Nozze di Figaro) with Opera Fuoco at the Grange aux pianos, Marie de l’Incarnation (Dialogues des Carmélites) at the CNSM in Lyon.

Anne-Lise has a lot of future projects : she will interpret the roles of La Chatte, the Pâtre and the Ecureuil (L’Enfant et les Sortilèges) as well as Suzanne Martel (Un Mari à la Porte d’Offenbach) at the Opéra de Lyon, The Old Lady (Candide) with Opera Fuoco at Marly le Roi and Levallois-Perret, Marcelline (Nozze di Figaro) in Levallois-Perret and Châtellerault under the direction of David Stern, Cherubino (Nozze di Figaro) at the Opera Clermont-Auvergne, Sesto (Clemenza di Tito) at the Potager du Roy of the Château de Versailles as well as many recitals.

Anne-Lise Polchlopek will participate in two recording projects during the year 2021-2022: the “Paul Arma, a retrospective” (Hortus) at the invitation of the pianist Thomas Taquet as well as the recording of a cd with the Orsay-Royaumont Academy (B-Records) of which she is a laureate with the pianist Nicolas Royez.

She is a member of the Atelier Lyrique Opéra Fuoco and of the Studio de l’Opéra de Lyon. She also studies with José van Dam and Sophie Koch as an artist in residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel.

Scholarship granted by an anonymous donor