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Aurélia Jonvaux

Soprano

Born in France, soprano Aurélia Jonvaux studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with David Pollard, graduating in 2010. She then completed a Guildhall Artist Fellowship Programme. Prior to this she read psychology and musicology at the François Rabelais University in Tours. Aurélia was the recipient of the Guildhall School Trust Award to support her Masters of Music and was a finalist in the 11th International Singing Competition in Canari (Corsica).

Her operatic experience abroad includes Pamina Die Zauberflöte at the Festival d'Auray, Chérubin Les Noces de Figaro for Figaro Si, Figaro Là and Despina Così fan tutte at the Château de Panloy. UK performances include Belinda Dido & Aeneas, Morgana Alcina, Despina Così fan tutte, Oscar A Masked Ball and Musetta La Bohème. In 2012 she covered the role of Papagena in The Magic Flute for Longborough Festival Opera. Futur projects include Laurette Le Docteur Miracle for Pop-Up Opera and Germaine Les Cloches de Corneville for Figaro Si, Figaro Là in France.

Concert and oratorio performances include Charpentier’s Te Deum with the Guildhall Consort, Mozart’s Requiem and Exsultate jubilate at St James's Piccadilly, Handel’s La Lucrezia and Messiah, Haydn’s The Creation and Respighi’s Lauda per la Natività del Signore. In 2010 she took part in Iain Burnside’s dramatised song performance The Lads in their Hundreds. In 2011 she made her dramatic debut as Miss Julie in a devised performance project after Strindberg directed by Polly Graham at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.

A committed recitalist, Aurélia enjoys portraying the song repertoire and has performed in recital at the Chipping Campden Music Festival and The Weekend of English Song in Ludlow. She has also given recitals in the UK, Germany and France with Trio Sirventes. Radio broadcasts include extracts from The Lads in their Hundreds on BBC Radio 3 on In Tune.

In addition to her performing career, Aurélia teaches French Language and Diction within the Vocal Studies Department at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. She recently joined the Opera Studies Department to work on Debussy's L'Enfant Prodigue and the Historical Performance Department as a Language Coach.

Press:

"Aurelia Jonvaux as the much sought after Laurette is a lively charismatic singer with lots of sparkle"

What's on Stage, Le Docteur Miracle

"Aurélia Jonvaux stole the show as Laurette, with the most wonderful timbre to her voice and prettily-observed characterisation"

Bachtrack, Le Docteur Miracle

"Aurelia Jonvaux is gloriously pert as Laurette"

Reviewsgate, Le Docteur Miracle

"Soprano Aurélia Jonvaux is particularly gifted: very French, and very charming"

Fringe Opera, Le Docteur Miracle

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