RECENT AND UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS
- The title role in Massenet’s Cendrillon, at the National Theatre of Taichung (Taiwan);
- Augustine Bremond, Doctor Grimaldi and the Countess of Pourtales in Isabelle Aboulker’s Les Enfants du Lévant, at the Opéra National de Lyon;
- Amatre in Haendel’s Serse, at the Beijing Music Festival;
- Zulma in Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri and Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, at the Opéra Clermont Auvergne.
A former violinist, French mezzo-soprano Anne-Lise Polchlopek studied singing with Claudine Le Coz, and at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon, in the class of Mireille Delunsch. She attended master classes with Ludovic Tézier, Harmut Höll, Philippe Cassard, Susan Manoff and William Christie.
Winner of the Gordes International Melody Competition 2018 (holding a recital with Patrizia Ciofi in Gordes and masterclass with Susan Manoff), 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 was a grant holder of the Société Générale Musical Patronage for the season 2020-2021.
As a member of the Studio de l’Opéra de Lyon, Anne-Lise Polchlopek quickly made her stage debut and performed roles such as Prince Charmant in Massenet’s Cendrillon; Augustine Bremond, Doctor Grimaldi and the Countess of Pourtales in Isabelle Aboulker’s Les Enfants du Lévant, by the Opéra de Lyon, at the Théâtre de la Renaissance of Oullins; Amatre in Haendel’s Serse at the Beijing Music Festival, with Opera Fuoco; Zulma in Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri and Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, at the Opéra Clermont Auvergne; Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro, with Opera Fuoco; and Marie de l’Incarnation in Poulenc’s Les Dialogues des Carmélites, at the CNSM of Lyon.
Also at the Opéra de Lyon, she sang the roles of Chatte, Pâtre and Écureuil in Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, as well Suzanne Martel in Offenbach’s Un Mari à la Porte. With the company Opera Fuoco, she performed The Old Lady in Bernstein’s Candide and Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro. At the Château de Versailles, she sang Sesto in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito and many recitals.
Anne-Lise Polchlopek participated in two recording projects during the season 2021-2022: the “Paul Arma, a retrospective” (Hortus), by invitation of the pianist Thomas Taquet, as well in the recording of a cd with the Orsay-Royaumont Academy (B-Records), which she is a laureate with the pianist Nicolas Royez.
She is a member of the Atelier Lyrique Opéra Fuoco. She is also perfecting her technique with José van Dam and Sophie Koch, as an artist in residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel.