The young mezzo-soprano Fanny Lustaud began her musical studies at the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Saint-Maur-des-Fossés in the Paris region, where she won a prize for French horn.
Alongside a degree in modern literature, she began her lyric singing studies at the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Paris under Laurence Equilbey in the superior department for young singers.
Fanny then decided to study under Regina Werner-Dietrich at the Hochschule in Leipzig, where she deepened her knowledge of the German and Italian repertoires. While pursuing her master's degree in opera, she had the opportunity to play a number of small roles and in various gala concerts, notably at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig.
The mezzo-soprano has taken part in numerous master classes with Leontina Vaduva, Udo Reinmann, Brigitte Fassbaender, Dietrich Henschel and Mitsuko Shirai. She was a young semi-finalist in the Nadia and Lili Boulanger competition in 2013 and a finalist in the DEBUT 2016 and Lortzing 2015 competitions.
In 2017 she understudied the roles of the Mauvais élève and the Chanteuse de cabaret in Philippe Boesmans' Pinocchio at the Festival in Aix-en-Provence and then at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels.
During the 2017/2018 season, Fanny Lustaud, under the benevolent tutelage of Eva Kleinitz, took on the roles of Adonella in Zandonai's Francesca da Rimini and Uiko in Toshiro Mayuzumi's Le pavillon d'or at the Opéra studio de l'Opéra national du Rhin before being engaged at the Aachen theatre for the following season.
There she sang the leading roles of Carmen, Charlotte in Werther, La Belle in Philip Glass's Beauty and the Beast, and Cesti's Orontea. She also played the beautiful roles of Dinah in Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti, Piacere in Händel's Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, which she also performed at the Théâtre de Berne (Switzerland), Diana in Cavalli's La Calisto, Pauline in Tchaikovsky's Pique Dame, and Stefano in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette.
In 2022, Fanny Lustaud sang the lead role of Pirro in Hasse/Händel's Caio Fabbricio at the Halle Handel Festival.
A revival of Carmen with Fanny in the title role and Purcell's King Arthur is planned for the 2023/2024 season at Theater Aachen. In 2024, the mezzo-soprano will appear as Xerxes in Handel's opera of the same name in two new productions at the Gießen Theatre and the Augsburg Opera, before appearing as Medea in a concert version of Handel's Teseo alongside the Wroclaw Barqoue Ensemble under the direction of Jaroslaw Thiel in May, first in Wroclaw and then as part of the Halle Handel Festival.
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