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vavrille.jpgAnnie Vavrille made her musical studies at the Lyon Conservatory, and obtained a Musicology degree in the same city. She then continues her vocal studies with Ileana Cotrubas, Galina Vichnevskaya and Gabriella Ravazzi, decisive figures in her vocal training. She made her debut at La Fenice in Venice in Ravel’s Enfant et les Sortilèges and at the Welsh National Opera.
In 1996 she sings the Princess in Dargominsky’s Rusalka at the Wexford Festival, highly praised by the British press. In Austria, at the Gars am Kamp Festival, she makes her debut as Bizet’s Carmen, revived at the Perelada Festival with Alagna and Gheorghiu in the Calixto Bieito production (1999 Spanish Critics’ Prize), with Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp and Gent in 2004, as well as on a tour with Opera Zuid in Maastricht, allowing her to be quoted by the press as «one of the best Carmen in the decade».
She is regularly invited in Italian houses: Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, Teatro Comunale in Florence, Teatro Valli in Reggio Emilia (Lucretia in Britten’s Rape of Lucretia, directed by Daniele Abbado), Comunale in Bologna (Fabio Vacchi’s Gli uccelli di passaggio and La fille du regiment with Juan Diego Florez and Eva Mei, directed by Emilio Sagi), Palermo (Lakmé), Teatro Regio in Turin (Jérome Savary’s Carmen II), Teatro alla Scala in Milan (Alberto Colla’s Il processo). As Carmen she performed at the Greek theatre in Taormina and in Mantua for Fondazione Toscanini.
In 2006 she sings in the world premiere of Ambrosini’s Il canto della pelle at the Opéra de Lyon.
Annie Vavrille has appeared on the concert platform with some of Europe’s most important orchestras: Antwerp Philharmonic, la Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy, Santa Cecilia in Rome, Bbc Symphony, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre National de Montpellier, Haydn Orchestra in Bolzano, Orchestre Régional de Cannes, Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France.
She is also very active in the contemporary music repertoire: Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and Boulez’s Le marteau sans maître with soloists from Orchestre National de Lyon, Berio (Folk-Songs) with Ensemble Inter-Contemporain, and she took part in world premieres in Nancy (Zulueta’s Un tango pour Mr. Lautrec) and Lyon (Jaffrenou’s L’oracle de voyage).
Her recordings include: Bloch’s Macbeth, conducted by Friedemann Layer with Orchestre Philharmonique de Montpellier, Testi’s Saul with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, Andrea Chénier on Dvd from Teatro Comunale in Bologna, conducted by Carlo Rizzi.