Héloïse Bernard is a French-American singer based in Glasgow, freshly graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She holds a Bachelor in Music from the Estonian National Academy of Music and Theatre and a Masters in French Literature from the University of Paris. Throughout her studies she participated in master classes with Roberta Alexander, Carolyne Watkinson, Alexandra Papadjakou, Michèle Command, Anne Grappotte, Lisa Milne. On stage she has appeared as Missia in the Merry Widow, by Lehàr, Eurydice in Orphée aux Enfers, by Offenbach, all at the Festival of Opera Bouffe d’Etriché, in France. She has sung Mélisande in Auri Jurna's creation of Pelleas/Mélisande at the Theatre Von Glehni in Tallinn and at the International Student Drama Festival in Tartu. Her interest in Theatre led her to follow a drama education in the Conservatoire de Creteil. She has performed as an actress since she was a child. In the UK, she played the roles of Chorus, Boy and Catherine in Leo Graham's staging of Henry V, by Shakespeare, in November 2017.

In July 2018, she made her debut as Susanna in Mozart's Nozze di Figaro in Spain with the Amics de l'Opera de Castelló, conducted by Josep Gil. Very fond of baroque music, she has performed profane and sacred repertoire with various ensembles in France, the Netherlands and Estonia, where she has been Dido in Dido and Aeneas conducted by Reinut Tepp and the Young Baroque Ensemble. She collaborates with Estonian lutenist Kristiina Watt in the Ensemble Cordes en Ciel, offering recitals of baroque monody and duets. She also nourishes a deep interest in contemporary music, involving herself in projects with young poets and composers such as Electra Perivolaris. Héloïse and pianist José Javier Ucendo Malo have played as a duo since 2014. They were awarded the third prize in the Lied Duo competition in Tallinn in April 2016. Their collaboration has led them to the Oxford Lieder Festival where they participed in the Oxford lieder masterclasses for promising young duos. Together with other performers they set up the daïmon collective, aiming to perform classical and contemporary music creating shows of depth and quality with dramatic unity.

Curriculum

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Stabat Mater by Pergolesi / West End Festival, Wellington Church / June 2019

Les Heures Grecques by Electra Perivolaris, on poems by Guillaume Decourt, for Héloïse Bernard / Stevenson Hall / June 2019

An afternoon of Baroque music with Cordes en Ciel / West End Festival / Southside Fringe Festival / Dunblane Cathedral / June 2019

Lucy in The Telephone or L’Amour à trois by Gian Carlo Menotti / Saint Barnbas and Holy Trinity Halls / Paisley, UK / December 2018

Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart / Amics de l'opera de Castelló / July 2017

"Eclipse, a musical journey through light and darkness" with daïmon collective, includind works by Cras, Purcell, Head, Beydts... / Paisley, U.K. / 7th April 2018

Soprano, chorus member for The Day After, by Jonathan Dove, directed by the creative team of the ENO / March 2018 / RCS, Glasgow, U.K. 

Soprano solo Bachianas Brasileiras n.5, by H. Villa-Lobos with Laura Browne (guitar) / RCS Guitar and harp showcase / Jan. 2018

Cover for Adina in L'elisir d'amor, Donizetti / Opera Bamba, Paisley, U.K. / November 2017

Amore in L'incoronazione di Poppea, Monteverdi / Company OrQuesta, London U.K. / July 2017

Pamina, Rosalinda in "Devotion, deception and daring" (opera medley) / Opera Bamba, Paisley, U.K. / June 2017

Trois chansons de Bilitis, by Debussy, with José Javier Ucendo / Stevenson Hall, RCS, Glasgow, U.K. / May 2017

Ilia, Idomeneo, Mozart, for the RCS opera workshop showcase / March 2017

Wanda in La Grande duchesse de Gerolstein by Offenbach / Festival d’opera bouffe d’Etriché, France / August 2016

Mélisande in “Pelleas/Melisande” (excerpts from Pelleas et Melisande, Debussy) / A creation for Tallinn Opera Studio directed by Auri Jurna ; musical director, Tiina Karblane / December 2014, Mars, September 2015 / Theater Von Glehni, Tallinn, Estonia ; International Student Drama Festival in Tartu

Didon in Dido and Aeneas, Purcell / Young Tallinn Baroque Orchestra conducted by Reinut Tepp / Cultural Centre of Rapla and Tallinn Music Museum, Estonia / April 2015 

Missia in La veuve joyeuse / The Merry Widow, Lehar / directed by Karine Laleu / August 2015 / Festival d’opera Bouffe d’Etriché, France

Soprano, chorus, in Il Campanello di note by Donizetti / directed by Taisto Noor / Tallinn national opera, followed by a tour in Estonia / May-september 2015

Serpetta in La Finta Giardiniera, Mozart / Opera scenes directed by Taisto Noor / Opera Studio of Tallinn, Estonia / April 2015

Despina in Cosi fan tutte, Mozart / Opera scenes staged by Taisto Noor / Opera studio of Tallinn, Estonia / December 2014

Susanna in Le nozze di FigaroMozart / Opera scenes staged by Taisto Noor / Opera studio of Tallinn, Estonia

French music concerts (opera, operetta and melodie) with the pianist José Javier Ucendo Malo for the French Institute of Estonia in different locations in Tallinn for the “Chic Classique” Project 

Eurydice in Orphée aux Enfers, Offenbach / Directed by Karine Laleu / August 2014 /Festival d’Opera bouffe d’Etriché, France

Soloist in the Stabat Mater by Pergolese / Conducted by Wiecher Mandermaker / 2013 / Laurenskerk, Rotterdam

Choir member in the Laurens Collegium Rotterdam for Malher’s second symphony / Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Pays-Bas

Soprano solo for a series of concerts “American Repertoire” / Choir « Cadences » directed by Thomas Tacquet-Fabre / American Church of Paris, Cultural centres in Ile-de-France, France

Soloist for the Fêtes Baroques de Créteil / Cantatas from Nicolas Bernier and Leçons de ténèbres by Couperin / Conducted by Gabrielle Marcq / Auditorium de Créteil, France

Soloist for concerts of Italian, French and English baroque repertoire / Continuo, Bas de Vroom / Chapels in Delft, Amsterdam, and Rotterdam, Netherlands

French baroque repertoire with Benoit Fallai (theorbo) / Mars 2013 /Fêtes Baroques of Créteil / Auditorium de Créteil, France

Ormeona in scenes from Octavia, Keiser / Orchestre du conservatoire dirigé par Gabrielle Marcq / Auditorium de Créteil

Cupidon in the show La lyre d’Orphee, medley Monteverdi, Haydn, Gluck and Offenbach / directed by Maria Sartova / Théâtre Marsoulan, Paris, France

Soprano solo for a space staged a capella creation by Simsil Kim

Soprano chorus Bach cantata and motet / Conducted by Ton Koopman / Intitut Néerlandais, Paris, France / May 2012

"Fleuriste" and Blanche in Les Mousquetaires au couvent by Louis Varney / Salle de spectacles de Savigny-le-Temple, France / April 2011