Artist in Paris, France
Artist in Paris, France
Anne-Julie Kerhello is a dynamic, young French soprano whose voice is described as"powerful, expressive and exciting." She made her operatic debut in Switzerland in 2007 as Pamina in Mozart's The Magic Flute and in Colombia in 2008 in opera recitals where she shined as Leonora in Donizetti's La Forza del Destino and Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata (International Festival of Cartagena). In France she gave numerous opera recitals in which she performed the tile role in Lehar's The Merry Widow,Rosalinde in Strauss' Die Fledermaus, Donna Anna in Mozart's Don Giovanni andMaria in Bernstein's West Side Story (Theatre de Menilmontant). In July 2011 she portrayed Gabrielle in a fully-staged opera production of Offenbach's La Vie Parisienne .
As a concert artist, Kerhello has recently sung Mozart's Requiem in the great cathedrals of France and Brussels (New European Philharmonic Orchestra under Ricardo Araujo, 2010). "Her voice is powerful and luminous...a soprano with a uniquely rich timbre."(Maestro Bartholomeus-Henri Van de Velde). In 2007 she sang in Gounod's Missa Solemnis (Festival Bazoches Orchestra) and in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony (Lithuania). Her other appearances in recital include performances of Mozart's Nocturnes (Les Invalides, Paris); Bach's Cantatas (Château de Richelieu, Chinon); bel canto arias (Festival Bazoches); Russian melodies and opera arias (Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris) and Cabaret songs (Vissi d'Arte, Paris) among others. Her varied repertoire also includes works by Gershwin, Kurt Weil, Piazzola, Schubert, Brahms and several contemporary composers. In 2008 she gave a world premiere performance of a musical work (Ave Maria) composed for her by conductor/composer Ricardo Araujo (Colombian Embassy, Paris). A recording of her Brahms' Der Jäger im Walde and an aria from Weber's Der Freischütz is scheduled for release on the Quantum label compilation in 2011.
In 2012, a recording of Lorraine composers's arias with the organist Pascal Vigneron is scheduled for release for Quantum Label.
Anne-Julie Kerhello is a versatile and consummate artist whose other interests range from Argentinean Tango dancing to stage acting, the latter pursued in training with France's renowned actress Sophie Fontaine. She studied at the Conservatoire National de Rueil Malmaison, and trained with Mady Mesplé, Evgenya Anvelt, Elisabeth Vidal, Lucia di Carlo and Andre Cognet. Her official coach is mezzo-soprano Sylvie Sullé.