Delphine Galou is a French contralto. She was born in 1977 in Paris, and studied philosophy at the Sorbonne while also studying piano and singing. She was the "Discovery of the Year" of the French Association for the Promotion of Young Artists in 2004. As a concert soloist, Delphine Galou is, among others, a regular guest of the Beaune Baroque Festival where she was acclaimed in Rinaldo and Alessandro by G.F. Handel, Semiramide by Nicola Porpora and Juditha triumphans and Orlando furioso by A. Vivaldi.

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  • Delphine Galou is a French contralto. She was born in 1977 in Paris, and studied philosophy at the Sorbonne while also studying piano and singing. She was the "Discovery of the Year" of the French Association for the Promotion of Young Artists in 2004. Delphine Galou has a rare voice: low, rich and velvety. Her outstanding vocal technique combined with noble bearing allow her performances of the most virtuoso roles of the baroque repertoire. Delphine Galou started her career in 2000 as a member of the ensemble of the "Jeunes Voix du Rhin" and performed at the Opéra national du Rhin roles such as Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel, Lucretia in The Rape of Lucretia and Mercedes in Carmen and was subsequently a guest in Rennes, Dijon, Caen, Angers-Nantes, Toulon, Nancy, Luxemburg, Freiburg, Basel, St Gallen, at the Handel Festival in Karlsruhe and at the Schwetzingen Festival. Delphine Galou has internationally established herself as a George Frideric Handel specialist with parts such as Giulio Cesare, Rinaldo, Alessandro, Andronico (Tamerlano), Zenobia (Radamisto) and Bradamante (Alcina). In 2011-2012, she made her sensational debut at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in the title role of Orlando furioso by Antonio Vivaldi. She also debuted at the Royal Opera House of London (Niobe by Steffani) and performed The rape of Lucretia (title role) at the Angers-Nantes Opera. Her season 2011-2012 was highlighted by Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno at the Staatsoper Berlin under the baton of Marc Minkowski, Alcina (Bradamante) at the Lausanne Opera under the baton of Ottavio Dantone and Rinaldo (title role) in Reggio Emilia and Ferrara. Upcoming plans include Il ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria (Penelope) by Monteverdi at the Theater an der Wien under the baton of Christophe Rousset and Tamerlano (Andronico) at the Théâtre royal de la Monnaie in Brussels. Delphine Galou has collaborated with orchestras such as the Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble (Thomas Hengelbrock), I Barocchisti (Diego Fasolis), Accademia Bizantina (Ottavio Dantone), Collegium 1704 (Václav Luks), Venice Baroque Orchestra (Andrea Marcon), Il Complesso Barocco (Alan Curtis), Les Siècles (François-Xavier Roth), Les Arts Florissants (Jonathan Cohen), Le Concert des Nations (Jordi Savall), Ensemble Matheus (Jean-Christophe Spinosi) and Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble (Marc Minkowski). As a concert soloist, Delphine Galou is, among others, a regular guest of the Beaune Baroque Festival where she was acclaimed in Rinaldo and Alessandro by G.F. Handel, Semiramide by Nicola Porpora and Juditha triumphans and Orlando furioso by A. Vivaldi. Delphine Galou has also taken part in the CD-recording of N. Porpora's Vespro per la festivita dell'Assunta under the baton of Martin Gester (released in 2011 - live recording Ambronay), A. Vivaldi's Teuzzone under the baton of Jordi Savall (2012 - Naïve) and A. Vivaldi's Orlando furioso under the baton of Federico Maria Sardelli (2012 - Naive). A YouTube video featuring Galou's performance of "Erbarme dich, mein Gott" from Bach's Matthäuspassion has received more than a million views. (en)
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  • Delphine Galou is a French contralto. She was born in 1977 in Paris, and studied philosophy at the Sorbonne while also studying piano and singing. She was the "Discovery of the Year" of the French Association for the Promotion of Young Artists in 2004. As a concert soloist, Delphine Galou is, among others, a regular guest of the Beaune Baroque Festival where she was acclaimed in Rinaldo and Alessandro by G.F. Handel, Semiramide by Nicola Porpora and Juditha triumphans and Orlando furioso by A. Vivaldi. (en)
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