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 Grapotte, Roger Vignolles, Ton Koopman, 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 Figaro in Spain with the Amics de l'Opera de Catelló, 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, being involved in a couple projects with young composers and poets 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. There collaboration has led them to the Oxford Lieder Festival where they participed in the Oxford lieder masterclasses for promising young duos.
Lucy in The Telephone or L’Amour à trois by Gian Carlo Menotti / December 2018 / Saint Barnbas and Holy Trinity Halls / Paisley, UK
Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart / July 2017 / Amics de l'opera de Castelló
"Eclipse, a musical journey through light and darkness" with daïmon collective, includind works by Cras, Purcell, Head, Beydts... / 7th April 2018 / Paisley, U.K.
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) / Jan. 2018 / RCS Guitar and harp showcase
Cover for Adina in L'elisir d'amor, Donizetti / November 2017 / Opera Bamba, Paisley, U.K.
Amore in L'incoronazione di Poppea, Monteverdi / July 2017 / Company OrQuesta, London U.K.
Pamina, Rosalinda in "Devotion, deception and daring" (opera medley) / June 2017 / Opera Bamba, Paisley, U.K.
Trois chansons de Bilitis, by Debussy, with José Javier Ucendo / May 2017 / Stevenson hall, RCS, Glasgow, U.K.
Ilia, Idomeneo, Mozart, for the RCS opera workshop showcase / March 2017
Wanda in La Grande duchesse de Gerolstein by Offenbach / August 2016 / Festival d’opera bouffe d’Etriché, France
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 / April 2015 / Cultural centre of Rapla and Tallinn Music museum, Estonia
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 / May-september 2015 / Tallinn national opera, followed by a tour in Estonia
Serpetta in La Finta Giardiniera, Mozart / Opera scenes directed by Taisto Noor / April 2015 / Opera Studio of Tallinn, Estonia
Despina in Cosi fan tutte, Mozart / Opera scenes staged by Taisto Noor / December 2014 / Opera studio of Tallinn, Estonia
Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Mozart / 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 / May 2012 / Intitut Néerlandais, Paris, France
"Fleuriste" and Blanche in Les Mousquetaires au couvent by Louis Varney / April 2011 / Salle des spectacles de Savigny-le-Temple, France