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« Divine love is beautifully embodied by the freshness and purity of her voice. »
Violaine Le Chenadec 33 © Anne Binois

After her singing studies with  Rennes’s Conservatory  and a musicology’s Bachelor Degree, Violaine Le Chenadec enters Lyon’s National Conservatory in 2009 where she studies singing under the guidance of Brian Parsons and Isabelle Germain. She graduated with distinction in 2013 with a Voice Master Degree. 

Violaine has made her stage debut with the role of Barbarina in Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro at Rouen’s opéra and Versaille’s Opéra royal in 2010.

In 2012 she sang the title role in Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel for Rennes’opéra, followed by the part of Sister Constance in Poulenc’s Dialogue des Carmélites in 2014.

In 2016 & 2017 she was the second Grazia in Rossi’s Orfeo under the baton of Raphaël Pichon at Opéra National de Nancy, Opéra Royal de Versailles along with the Grand-Théâtre  de Bordeaux.

Violaine Le Chenadec © Laureen Keravec (50)

Between 2016 & 2018 she was Ancilla in Charpentier’s Histoires sacrées, produced by the theater of Caen, conducted by Sébastien Daucé and his Ensemble Correspondances. A production revived for Festival de la Chaise-Dieu, London Festival of Baroque Musique and  Chapelle Royale de Versailles.

In december 2019 she will take the soloist part in the creation of Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle, staged by Jos Houben and Emily Wilson within the confines of the Coopérative Opéra.

One hears Violaine also in the oratorio repertoire.

She sang the soprano part of Mendelssohn’s Te Deum at Festival de la Chaise-Dieu in 2012.

She was the Divino Amore in Bononcini’s Conversionne di Maddalena along with Maria Christina Kiehr and Jean-Marc Aymes’ Concerto Soave. A oratorio played at the Mars en Baroque festival of Marseille in 2014, also in Maastricht in 2013 and in Toulouse in 2015 for the Festival des Arts Renaissants.

Violaine Le Chenadec © Laureen Keravec (65)

Between 2014 & 2015 she performed the roles of Gabriel and Eve in Haydn’s Creation with both ensembles Mélisme(s) and Aventi at the Renne’s opéra as well as at the Festival de la Chaise-Dieu.  Along with Ensemble Pygmalion she sang the second soprano in Bach’ St Matthew Passion at Chapelle Royale de Versailles and Auditorium de Dijon in 2016.

In 2019 Violaine sang the soprano part in Mozart’s Great mass in C minor joined by le Chœur de Chambre Mélisme(s) and Ensemble Aventi for Rennes and Nantes opéras. In that same sacred piece she lent her voice to composer Eric Tanguy for the premiere of his Agnus Dei for soprano and choir wich concludes Mozart’s mass.


Violaine Le Chenadec © Laureen Keravec (61)

She frequently sings with renowed ensembles such as Sébastien Daucé’s Correspondances, Raphäel Pichon’s Pygmalion, Gildas Pungier’s Mélisme(s), Hervé Niquet’s Concert Spirituel, Jean-Marc Aymes’ Concerto Soave or Adrien Mabire’s Guilde des Mercenaires.

More recently she joined Damien Guillon’s Banquet Céleste and Franck-Emmanuel Comte’s Concert de l’Hostel-Dieu. With the latter she toured India in 2015 with Couperin’s Leçons de Ténèbres, which led her again to sing the solo part during Mumbai’s Cala Coast Festival in 2017.

For her recitals Violaine sings along with the piano player Amandine Duchênes with whom she performs in duo since Lyon’s National Conservatory days. Together they share a passion for the french mélodie’s repertoire.