Анн-Катрин Жилле


Anne-Catherine Gillet was born in Belgium. She was a resident singer with Opéra Royal de Wallonie.

From 2003 she began an on going relationship with the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, where she is continually invited for leading roles. In 2006, Sir J. E. Gardiner chose her to sing Laoula in Chabrier’s L’Étoile at the Zurich Opera and the Opéra-Comique in Paris. In 2009, she made her debuts at the Opéra National de Paris (Garnier and Bastille).

Her early roles included Sophie (Werther) which she has sung in Liège, Toulon, Lyon and at the Opéra Bastille; Musetta in Liège, Brussels, Geneva, and Bordeaux; Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) in Toulouse; Constance (Dialogues des Carmélites) and Zdenka (Arabella) in Toulouse and Liège.

She went on to expand her repertoire with notable appearances as Despina in Tourcoing, Toulouse, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Palais Garnier in Paris; Susanna in Nice, Toulouse, and Liège. She enjoyed outstanding success as Micaëla at the Opéra-Comique, Marseille and in Peking. She has made her own the great Baroque roles of Poppea and Aricie; the former under the direction of Christophe Rousset in Toulouse and Ottavio Dantone in Como and Brescia; the latter in Toulouse and at the Paris Opéra with Emmanuelle Haïm.

Anne-Catherine Gillet is currently developing a special affection for French 19th century repertoire, debuting the roles of Cendrillon (Massenet) at La Monnaie, Juliette in Tours, and Leïla (Les Pêcheurs de Perles) in Nantes- Angers. From the more contemporary repertoire, Anne-Catherine has already been engaged for major roles such as Mélisande in Liège; the title roles of L’Héritière and Colombe by J.-M. Damase in Marseille; The Governess (The Turn of the Screw) in Frankfurt, and has she is hailed as one of her generation’s finest exponents of Blanche (Dialogues des Carmélites).

Recent highlights include Ilia (Idomeneo) in Franfurt; Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel) at Garnier, and Oscar (Un Ballo in Maschera) at Les Chorégies d’Orange, Blanche and Leïla in Nantes and Gilda at La Monnaie.

In 2014 she took part in the Bolshoi Theatre production of Rigoletto, singing the role of Gilda (conductor Evelino Pidò, director Robert Carsen).

She has worked with such noted conductors as A. Pappano, A. Zedda, P. Davin, J.-C. Malgoire, L. Langrée, J. E. Gardiner, G. Neuhold, M. Armiliato, J.-Y. Ossonce, J. Kout, K. Ono, G. Prêtre, C. Rizzi, M. Plasson, M. Minkowski, E. Pido, Ph. Jordan, M. Soustrot, and A. Altinoglu.

Her discography includes a CD released in october 2011 with works of Barber-Berlioz-Britten (AEON/ ref. AECD 1113) and she appears in DVDs of Carmen (J. E. Gardiner — FraMusica 2009) and Werther at the Bastille (M. Plasson — Decca 2010).