Chantal Santon-Jeffery soprano
Often acclaimed as one of the most accomplished French sopranos of the moment and praised for her “gloriously smooth, rich textured soprano” (The International Record Review), Chantal Santon-Jeffery has created numerous operatic roles from Mozart to the contemporary repertoire. Apart from receiving unanimous praise from the press for her performance of the title character in the opera Lolo Ferrari by Michel Fourgon, she has starred as Senta in Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, as Governess in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, as Tancrède in the opera of the same name by Campra, or in Purcell’s King Arthur and Dido and Aeneas.
She has collaborated with a number of leading orchestras, including Le Concert Spirituel, Les Talens Lyriques, Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, Les Siècles, Opera Fuoco, the Brussels Philharmonic, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. She has recently been involved in productions at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Salle Pleyel in Paris, at the Royal Opera in Versailles, Avignon Opera, and Liège Opera, and appeared at the BOZAR center in Brussels, in Konzerthaus in Vienna, and others. Fascinated by the revival of the Classical and Romantic French repertoire, she has participated in numerous concerts and recordings supported by the Bru Zane Foundation.
Among her many recordings count “King Arthur” by Purcell (Concert Spirituel; DVD), “Frédégonde” by d’Ollone, and “La Messe Pontifi cale” by Dubois (with the Brussel Philarmonic), “Renaud” by Sacchini (Les Talens Lyriques), “Les Bayadères” by Catel (Musica Florea), “Les Mystères d’Isis” by Mozart/Lachnitz, and “Les fêtes de l’Hymen” by Rameau (Le Concert Spirituel), “La Vénitienne” by Dauvergne and “Le Temple de la Gloire” by Rameau (Les Agrémens). Her first recital recording with arias by Purcell and Charpentier has recently been published on AgOgique. A recording featuring oratorio and opera arias by Alessandro Stradella has recently been released by Alpha Classics.