Belgian soprano Anne-Catherine Gillet continues to build upon her reputation as one of the most interesting young artists to emerge on the European opera stage in recent years. She trained at the Conservatoire de Bruxelles under Jules Bastin and the Conservatoire de Liège with Nicolas Christou. She continues her vocal development with Madame Isabel Garcisanz.
She was engaged by L’Opéra Royal de Wallonie for two seasons where her roles included First Lady Magic Flute, Sophie Werther, Jemmy Guglielmo Tell and Clémence Mireille and has returned for Woglinde Das Rheingold, Clorinda La Cenerentola and Constance Les Dialogues des Carmelites. Following her début at La Monnaie as Frasquita Carmen, Anne-Catherine Gillet has also sung La Princesse L’Enfant et les Sortilèges and Musetta La Bohème at the house. Her other appearances include Grand Théâtre de Genève – Karolka Jenufa, Tebaldo Don Carlo and Musetta La Bohème; Netherlands Opera – Gianetta L’Elisir d’Amore and Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse – Papagena Magic Flute, Gabrièle La Vie Parisienne, Despina Cosi fan Tutte, Zdenka Arabella, Lauretta Gianni Schicchi and the title role of L’Incoronazione di Poppea. She numbers amongst the conductors with whom she has worked Ottavio Dantone, Kazushi Ono, Antonio Pappano, Christophe Rousset, Marcello Viotti and Alberto Zedda. More recent projects include Musetta La Boheme in Bordeaux, La Princesse Laoula in Chabrier’s L’Étoile and Micaëla Carmen at the Opéra Comique and Sophie Der Rosenkavalier and Aricie Hipplyte et Aricie in Toulouse.
Ms Gillet has appeared on the concert platform with the Orchestre National de Belgique, Orchestre Philharmonique de Flandres, the Philharmonique de Lorraine and L’Ensemble Orchestral de Paris.
Her current season’s appearances include the Opéra de Paris as Vincenette Mireille and Sophie Werther as well as Toulouse for Soeur Constance Les Dialogues de Carmelites. Amongst other projects are Servilia Clemenza di Tito in Toulouse, her Japanese début as Sophie Werther on tour with Opéra de Lyon, Susanna in Liège and Musetta and Mélisande at La Monnaie.