Photo Kartal Karagedik
Franco-Swiss soprano Martin du Theil’s most recent performances include Sandrina in La finta giardiniera with La Scala under the baton of Diego Fasolis, Oscar in Un ballo in maschera with Welsh National Opera under the baton of Carlo Rizzi, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte with Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Najade in Ariadne auf Naxos and Zerlina in Don Giovanni at Opéra de Lausanne and Despina in Così fan tutte at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, under the baton of Donald Runnicles.
Julie Martin du Theil was a member of the opera ensemble at Theater Magdeburg from 2010 to 2019. Here she built up a broad repertoire including Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier, Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel, Norina in Don Pasquale, Musetta in La Bohème, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Tytania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Anna Reich and Frau Fluth in Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Gabrielle in La Vie Parisienne, Olympia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Blondchen in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Valencienne in Die lustige Witwe, Sophie in Werther, Laura in Der Bettelstudent, Annina in Eine Nacht in Venedig, Frasquita in Carmen, Ännchen in Der Freischütz, Clorinda in La Cenerentola, Flora in The Turn of the Screw, Kristin in Boesmans’ Julie, Bemira in Telemann’s Miriways, Maria in West Side Story and Baroness Freimann in Der Wildschütz, a role which she also covered at the Semperoper Dresden.
In the 2015/2016 season she performed Fraülein Bürstner and Leni in the German premiere of Philip Glass’ The Trial at Theater Magdeburg, a co-production with Music Theatre Wales and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden; she also premiered the role of Hagar in Sidney Corbett’s new opera Die Andere to great acclaim.
In 2012, Martin du Theil starred as Emilienne in Philippe Béziat’s film, Noces. An inspired adaptation of Stravinsky’s Les Noces.
Born in Geneva, Switzerland, Julie Martin du Theil began her studies at the Lausanne Music Conservatory graduating with pedagogic and concert diplomas. She continued her post-graduate in vocal studies at the Hochschule für Musik and Theater in Munich.