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Born in Marseille, Johanna Brault graduated as a singer from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique (CNSMDP) in Paris and the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Regional in Toulouse.  

She also holds a degree in Literature from Le Mirail University in Toulouse. She continued her vocal studies in Vienna, where she obtained a Master's Degree from the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in the class of Professor Claudia Visca.  She received lessons in Art Song, Melodie and Lied from Anne Le Bozec and Jeff Cohen at the CNSM, and from Robert Holl at the Universität fur Musik in Vienna.  

 

Operatic roles she has performed include among others the title role in Bizet's Carmen, Cherubino in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro and Martha in Gounod's Faust at the Theater Plauen Zwickau in Saxony, Julie in Antonio Bibalo's Fräulein Julie at the Theater Hof (Bavaria), Polinesso in Handel's Ariodante at the Schlosstheater Schonbrunn in Vienna, Lazuli in Chabrier's L'Etoile and the Sorceress in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas at the Neue Studio Buhne in Vienna, Clara in Prokoviev's Wedding at the Convent at the Bayreuth Stadthalle,  the Messenger in

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Monteverdi's Orfeo at the Church of Saint Pierre des Cuisines in Toulouse, and the Gamekeeper's wife in Janacek's Cunning Little Vixen at the Opera de Rouen and at the CNSM in Paris.  

 

In 2013 she was awarded 2nd prize at the Concours International d'Opera Martinelli-Pertile in Padua, Italy.

 

In the 2015/2016 season she will interpret the roles of Federica in Verdi's Luisa Miller, Boulotte in Offenbach's Barbe-Bleue and Ernesto in Haydn's Il Mondo della Luna at the Theater Plauen-Zwickau.  

 

She has performed as alto soloist with the Ukraine National Orchestra at the Philharmonia in Kiev (conductor:  

Her interest in art song has led to her to participate in duos with piano accompaniment in various festivals (the Eppan Lieder Festival, the Journees Ravel, the 59Rivoli Festival, the Beauvais Cello Festival, the Chopin Festival at the Musee Delacroix in Paris, the Monday Music Festival in Mont-Louis, the Lagraulet Festival, and the Toulouse-les-Orgues Festival). She currently continues to study and develop her art as a chamber musician and recitalist.  

 

She takes an active interest in contemporary classical music, and has participated in a number of contemporary music projects, notably at the Strasbourg Musica Festival (conductor: Jean Deroyer), the Journées de la Composition at the CNSM in Paris and with the Divertimento Ensemble in Milan.  She sang the vocal part in the "Grands Defiles" by composer Aurelien Dumont, created at the Opera de Lille, and was involved in the first performance of the Chants d'ivresse by Ton That Tiet with the Orchestra of the Conservatoire of Paris (conductor: Pierre-Michel Durand).  

 

In 2012, she was the soloist in a creation by Italian composer Giovanni Bertelli with the Court-Circuit Ensemble, which was recorded by Radio France.  

 

Johanna Brault has taken part in masterclasses with Brigitte Fassbaender (2011 - 2013), Thomas Quasthoff, Gabriel Bacquier, Viorika Cortez and Leontina Vaduva.

Vladimir Sirenko), with the Orchestra of Poitou-Charentes (condutor: Marc Minkowski), the Orchestra of Douai-Nord in the Pas-de-Calais (conductor: Stephane Cardon), the Orchestra of the University of Vienna, the Philharmonic Orchestra Plauen-Zwickau, and the Kammerakademie Neuss-am-Rhein in works such as Mozart's Requiem, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Mahler's 2nd Symphony and in gala concerts of opera arias.