Evelyne Brunner

Soloist, Soprano
Evelyne Brunner was born in Lausanne on 17/12/1943. She began her studies at the Konservatorium von Lausanne under Paul Sandoz and continued in Milan under Marie Ratoff and later in Geneva with Herbert Graf. In 1963 she performed as a soloist with the Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne under Michel Corboz as well as with the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne where she made her first recordings. She made her debut with a leading opera role at the Grand Théâtre de Geneve as Micaela in Carmen and Marguerite in Gounod’s Faust. Evelyne Brunner sang in Geneva, Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, New York, Basel, Nice, Zurich, Strasbourg, Athens and she was distinguished in Mozart’s works. She sang leading roles in operas including: Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni, Lohengrin (Elsa of Brabant), Le nozze di Figaro, Ariadne auf Naxos, Turandot (Liu), Don Carlo (Elisabetta di Valois). In 1971 she participated in the world premiere of the oratorio De Profundis by Jean Perrin in Lausanne. She has recorded for the labels: Arion, Harmonia mundi and Erato-Ariola. Her recorded work includes religious music by F. Mendelssohn and M.A. Charpentier while she participated with great success in concerts and oratorios. She worked with the GNO interpreting the role of Violetta Valery in La Traviata, during 1974/5 and La Contessa d’ Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro during the 1975/6 season.