A commanding stage presence and natural musicality have highlighted French soprano Jenny Daviet as a versatile talent with an eclectic repertoire. This season marks Jenny’s first foray into the music of George Benjamin, with performances of Into the Little Hill at Teatros del Canal Madrid in collaboration with Teatro Real, as well as her first performances as Agnès in Written on Skin further ahead. Elsewhere, Jenny makes her debut as Hero for Oper Köln in Béatrice et Bénédict conducted by Francois Xavier Roth, as well as joining the Paris Mozart Orchestra for Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor under Claire Gibault, the Ulster Orchestra for Bach’s Mass in B minor conducted by Patrick Hahn and Les Siècles for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Franҫois-Xavier Roth.
A former member of the ensemble of Opéra de Rouen, Jenny had the opportunity to build a diverse operatic repertoire including Blonde (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Serpetta (La finta giardiniera) under Andreas Spering, Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Second Woman (Dido and Aeneas) and Micaëla (Carmen). A significant career highlight followed in 2016 with Jenny’s debut as Mélisande (Pelléas et Mélisande) for Malmö Opera, in a new production directed by Benjamin Lazar and conducted by Maxim Pascal. She received unanimous critical acclaim, with the performance subsequently released on DVD by BelAir Classiques.
On the concert platform highlights have included joining Kent Nagano for Messiaen’s Poèmes pour Mi with the Bayerische Rundfunk Orchester, Pierrot Lunaire for Opéra de Rouen, Vivier’s Bouchara at the Kölner Philharmonie and Fauré’s Requiem at the International Rostropovich Festival in Moscow under Kazuki Hamada. In recital Jenny has performed extensively with Les Siècles and Francois Xavier Roth with programmes including Stravinsky, Delage, Debussy and Satie. Equally at home in contemporary repertoire, in recent seasons Jenny has created Fernando Fiszbein’s El hombre que amaba a los peros for Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires, as well as joining Oper Köln for Zimmermann’s Die Soldaten.
Jenny Daviet began her musical studies as a pianist before joining the Conservatory Regional Influence De Paris under the mentorship of Laurence Equilbey.