French soprano Jenny Daviet’s already established reputation in 20th Century and contemporary works was further enhanced by recent unanimous acclaim for her performance of Messiaen, Poèmes pour Mi, recorded with Kent Nagano and Bayerischer Rundfunk and released on the BR-KLASSIK label. Noted for her compelling stage presence, exceptional musicality and a versatile repertoire, Daviet stars on DVD as Mélisande (Pelléas et Mélisande), recorded in Benjamin Lazar’s new production at Malmö Opera, with conductor Maxime Pascal, by BelAir Classiques.
The 2022/23 season includes Daviet’s first performances of Ligeti’s Requiem with Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España under David Afkham, and as Eva in Stockhausen Freitag aus Licht with Maxime Pascal and Le Balcon with performances at Opéra national de Lille and Philharmonie de Paris. Jenny will make her Asian debut as Pamina for National Taichung Theater in Die Zauberflöte directed by William Kentridge.
Recent highlights of Daviet’s diverse opera credits include Héro in Berlioz Béatrice et Bénédict at Oper Köln under Music Director François-Xavier Roth, George Benjamin Into the Little Hill at Madrid’s Teatro del Canal in collaboration with Teatro Real, and Léna in Saint-Saëns, La Princess jaune with Palazetto Bru Zane and Les Siècles at Opéra de Tours and Atelier Lyrique de Tourcoing, Mélisande in Debussy Pelléas & Mélisande with Les Siècles. Further appearances include as Angelique in Hervé, Les Chevaliers de La table ronde for Opéra Grand Avignon, the world-premiere of Fernando Fiszbein El hombre que amaba a los peros for Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires and Die Gräfin de La roche in Zimmermann Die Soldaten at Oper Köln.
She commenced her soprano career as a member of Opéra de Rouen where she debuted numerous roles including Blonde (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Serpetta (La finta giardiniera), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Second Woman (Dido and Aeneas) and Micaëla (Carmen).
Jenny recently appeared on the concert platform with Thomas Hengelbrock and his Balthasar-Neumann- Chor und -Ensemble in Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem, and with Claire Gibault and the Paris Mozart Orchestra in Mozart Mass in C Minor. She has performed Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire at Opéra de Rouen, Vivier Bouchara at Kölner Philharmonie and Fauré Requiem at Moscow’s International Rostropovich Festival under Kazuki Hamada.
She has enjoyed a long collaboration with Les Siècles and François-Xavier Roth, as well as Le Balcon & Maxime Pascal with programmes including Stravinsky, Delage, Mozart, Offenbach, Messiaen and Debussy.
She frequently performs with the Ensemble les Lunaisiens under the direction of Arnaud Marzoratti, as well as with the pianist Alphonse Cemin for recitals, focusing on the repertoire from the very last part of the 19th to the beginning of the 20th century in France and Germany.