Laure Baert's biography
Raised in a music-loving family, Laure BAERT began her musical journey by learning the piano at the age of 5. In parallel to her university studies in Literature and Musicology, she continued her musical training at the Conservatories of Lille and Nancy where she obtained First Prizes in Piano, Singing, Solfeggio, Chamber Music as well as the Prize for Lyrical Improvement in the class of Christiane STUTZMANN. She also followed the advice of Mireille ALCANTARA.
In 2003, she won the " Voix d'Or Opéra " at the Concours National des Voix d'Or, presided over by Laurence Dale, and made a name for herself by reaching the semi-finals of the Queen Elisabeth International Competition in 2004.
On stage, she has been heard in Le Songe d'une Nuit d'Eté-Mendelssohn, Didon and Aeneas, Vénus et Adonis-Desmarets conducted by Christophe ROUSSET, Jakob Lenz-Rihm and La Vie Parisienne at the Opéra National de Lorraine, Elisir d'Amore on tour in France with the operas of Rennes, Reims, Montpellier, Bordeaux, Nancy and Caen, Un Ballo in Maschera (Oscar) and La Clemenza di Tito (Servilia) at the Opéra de Metz, Carmen (Frasquita), Il Mondo della Luna (Clarice), La Vie Parisienne (Pauline) and Manon (Poussette) at the Opéra de Nice, Die Zauberflöte (Papagena /dir: Hervé NIQUET) and Marionnette de La Vedova Scaltra by Wolf-Ferrari at the Montpellier Opera, La Vie Parisienne (Gabrielle) and Manon at the Massy Opera, Thais at the Toulon Opera, l'Homme de la Mancha at the Capitole de Toulouse and at the Monte-Carlo Opera,Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina) at the Lacoste and Antibes Festivals, in the role of Serpina in La Serva Padrona by Pergolesi and the title role of Rita by Donizetti at the Journées Lyriques d'Eure et Loire, invited by Eve RUGGIERI.
She is also fond of Oratorio and sings the soprano of the Mass in C, Exultate Yubilate, Requiem-Mozart, Magnificat by Bach, Schutz, Mendelssohn, St John Passion, Cantata 51-Bach,r Stabat Mater-Pergolesi, Requiem-Fauré, Die Schöpfung, Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze-Haydn, Vespro della beata Virgine-Monteverdi, Nelson Messe-Haydn with the Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine at the Eglise Saint Louis des Invalides, Stabat Mater-Pergolèse with the Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine at the Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel...
We could hear him in recital with piano around Claude Debussy and Rita Strohl at the Abbaye de Fontfroide, recital with orchestra around Pauline Viardot, salle Gaveau in Folies Offenbach with the Orchestre Pasdeloup, Le Pâtre sur le Rocher at Le Petit Palais.
Her passion for chamber music has led her to perform with pianists Claire DESERT, Christian IVALDI, David ZOBEL and Olivier MOULIN, developing original musical programmes including LES MUSES CREATRICES, a recital dedicated to women composers, premiered at the Opéra National de Montpellier in 2008.
Since 2015, she has been developing multidisciplinary concert performances combining music and literature. Invited by the pianist Pascal AMOYEL as part of the festival "Notes d'Automne" , she will create this tribute to women who have left their mark on the world - DESTINS DE FEMME with the pianist Elena Rozanova, the Ardéo Quartet and the actress Fanny Cottençon. In 2022, D'ÂME NATURE was created with Ophélie Gaillard/Diana Ligeti, Elena Rozanova, Samuel Labarthe/John-Philippe Puymartin.
In parallel to her musical activities on stage, Laure was artistic director, communication and production manager of the Festival International de musique baroque de Froville and Concours International de chant baroque de Froville from 2017 to 2023.
She will be appointed artistic director of the Festival de Sablé in December 2021.