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Former studies:

Baccalaureat with specialisation in Drawing and History of Art
Graduate of the Ecole du Louvre
(Prehistory and National antiquities)



From 1980 to 1982

She joins the CNR of Montpellier in 1979
(class of Jean Angot)

She joins the CNSM of Paris in 1980
(class of Régine Crespin)


She unanimously obtains a Gold medal in 1981 in Montpellier

She joins “the Workshop of Vocal and Dramatic Interpretation” directed by Eric Tappy with the Opera of Lyon.

From 1982 to 1984

She is a member of the Troop of the Opera of Lyon.
Bob Wilson chooses her for two of his creations:
- «Médéa» of Bryars
- «Médée» of Charpentier

She records in world première Lieders of Fanny Mendelssohn (Calliope)

She also creates in world première the part of Juana in the opera “the Pearl” of Bailly, in the Big Auditorium Ravel in Lyon.



From 1985 to 1989

After two years of theatre company, she continues her career in France and abroad.

In 1986 she is awarded unanimously the 1st Prize of the “International forum of Melody and Lied” of Paris.

She is elected “Soloist of the Year” by the European Union of the Radios in 1988 and performs in Canada, in Morocco, in Italy, in Switzerland, in Luxembourg, in Germany, in Belgium and in France.

In 1988 and 1989 she wins the Opera Contest of Rennes for the part of Zerlina in “Don Giovanni” and Suzanna in “Nozze di Figaro” of Mozart.

She takes part in many radio shows (France Culture, France Musique, France Inter) and records for television (TF1, M6, and “Oceanic”, “Musical”, “Preludes to the Night” for FR3)



Since 1990

She sings at the New Israëli Opéra of Tel Aviv (Israel) and with the International festival of Baalbeck (Lebanon), at the Festival of Wexford (Ireland), at the Estival Festival and the Festival of Sacred Art of Paris, at the Festival of Sacred music in Marseilles, at the Printemps des Arts in Nantes, at the Festivals of Besancon, Arles, Auvers-sur-Oise, Hardelot, Vaison-the-Roman, Aix in Provence, Sully on the Loire…

She is invited by :

The Châtelet Theatre, the Renaud-Barrault Theatre, the Theatre of the Champs Elysées, the Theatre of the Bastille, the Opera Comique, the Pleyel Room, and by the Palais Royal to sing in front of the President of the Republic (François Mitterrand).

She appears in many provincial towns (Bordeaux, Nantes, Toulouse, Montpellier, Marseilles, Metz, Lyon, Strasbourg, Nancy, Lille, Amiens, etc…)



She is particularly noticed :

Salle Pleyel with the National Orchestra of France and in Toulouse with the Orchestra of the Capitole (Blanche de la Force «Dialogues of Carmelite nuns» P0ULENC)

At the Royal Opera of Wallonia or accompagnied by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Strasbourg (th Child «the Child and Magic spells» RAVEL)

At the Royal Opera of Versailles or the Theatre of Prato (Italia) (Nérine «Atys» LULLY)

At the Theatre of the Champs Elysées in Paris
(Adèle «Bat» J.STRAUSS or Mirinda «Ormindo» CAVALLI)

With theOpera of Marseille or at the New Israëli Opera of Tel-Aviv (Sophie «Werther» MASSENET)

At the Palais des Congrès of Nantes, with the National Orchestra of the Pays de la Loire
(«Exultate Jubilate» MOZART and «Gloria» POULENC)

At the Festival of Baalbeck, in Lebano (Micaëla «Carmen» BIZET)

At the French Embassy in Washington (U.S.A.) (Récital)


Brigitte Lafon was praised by the criticis for her interpretation of the parts of:

- Rosine «Il Barbiere di Siviglia» ROSSINI
- Juliette «Roméo et Juliette» GOUNOD
- Pamina «Die Zauberflöte» MOZART
- Oscar «Un Ballo in Maschera» VERDI...

She sings with:

Rita Gorr, Françoise Pollet, Nathalie Stutzmann, Leila Cuberli, Lucia Valentini-Terrani, Arleen Auger, Gillian Knight, Nathalie Dessay, Chris Merritt, Rockwell Blake, Jules Bastin, Michel Trempont, Henri Ledroit, Gabriel Bacquier, Alain Fondary…



Under the direction of conductors such as:

Armin Jordan, Jean-Claude Malgloire, William Christie, Michel Corboz, Michel Piquemal, Jeff Cohen, Cyril Diederich,Théodor Guschlbauer, Claude Schnitzler, Michel Plasson, Louis Langree, Patrick Fournilier, Bernard Têtu, Jean-Bernard Pommier, Philippe Binder, Jean-Pierre Wallez, Henry Lewis, Gary Bertini...

With :

The National orchestra of France, the Philharmonic orchestra of Radio-France, the National Orchestra of Toulouse, the National orchestra of the Pays de la Loire, the National orchestra of Lyon, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Morocco, Les Arts FlorissantsLa Grande Ecurie du Roy, the New Chamber orchestra of Quebec, the Chamber orchestra of Lausanne, the French Lyric Orchestra, Symphonietta of Picardy, the Orchestra of the Countries of Savoy, the Orchestras of Brittany, Montpellier, Lille, Metz, Grenoble, of the Center…



Brigitte Lafon creates, puts in scene and interprets her own spectacles of «Humorous Opera»

In piano accompaniment version:
French Embassy in Washington,
Opéra Comique,
tour in Germany (Hamburg, Bremen, Iéna, Heidelberg, Mainz, Hanover…)

In version with quartet:
National scenes (Orleans, Tarbes, etc.),
Grande Arche of Defense, Festival of Pau, Futuroscope in Poitiers…

In version with orchestra:
Philharmonic of Morocco, Orchestra of the Pays de la Loire (Palais des congrès of Nantes , Angers, Sands of Olonne…)



Brigitte Lafon has today an eclectic repertoire of about sixty opera parts and of forty oratorio, ranging from ancient music to contemporary opera.

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