International lyric soprano Solen Mainguené is an emerging talent from Orange in Provence, south of France.She is praised equally for her singing and acting skills, and delights the audiences with a full interpretations, often the result of a deep connection with the best stage directors of our generation. Solen started her undergraduate training in cello and voice at the age of 15 at le Conservatoire de Rennes in France. She then undertook a Bachelor at the prestigious Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, U.S.A, shortly followed by Master from the Opernklasse at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg Austria. Solen’s studies were supported almost entirely by generous merit and private donations from Marleigh Baratz, the Schlenger’s merit scholarship, the Körber Stiftung, the Ursula-Rahman Stiftung, as well as the Berenberg Bank. In 2012, the soprano became a member of the prestigious Opera Studio of the Hamburg State Opera and since then still appears regularly as a guest. Whilst in Hamburg Solen performed numerous roles, amongst others: Musetta in la Bohème, 1st Lady in Magic Flute or again Micaela in Carmen. Solen is enjoying a free-lancer's career and appears as a guest on stages all over Europe in roles such as Violetta in La Traviata at the Aachen Opera, Mimi in La Boheme at the Freiburg Opera, Countess Almaviva in le Nozze di Figaro at the Koblenz Opera, Nedda in Pagliacci at the Braunschweig Opera, Musetta in Puccini La Bohéme at the Hamburg State Opera, Hannover State Opera and Luebeck Opera, Micaela in Carmen at the Hamburg State Opera, Antonia in Les Contes d'Hoffmann at the Gelsenkirchen Theater im Revier and Freiburg Opera. Ms Mainguene also made her Debut at the prestigious Leipzig Opera in the role of Peace Messenger in Wagner’s Rienzi in collaboration with the Gewandhaus Orchester. In 2015, she was nominated by the prestigious Opera Magazine Opernwelt as rising young singer of the year for her critically acclaimed interpretation of Catherine Earnshaw in Herrmann’s Wuthering Heights at the Theater Braunschweig. Her current repertoire comprises: Marguerite in Faust, Juliette in Roméo et Juliette, Adina in l'Elisir d'amore, Musetta and Mimi in la Boheme, Manon in Manon, Violetta in la Traviata, Liu in Turandot, Luisa in Luisa Miller, Micaela in Carmen, Contessa in le Nozze di Figaro and Nedda in Pagliacci. On the concert stage, Ms Mainguene appeared in Honneger’s Jeanne D’Arc au bucher with the Hamburg Philharmonic in collaboration with famous French actress Fanny Ardent and Simone Young at the Laieszhalle Hamburg in 2014. She also performed Beethoven 9th in numerous renowned venues and with prestigious orchestras: NDR Sendesaal Hannover, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Glocke Bremen, Teatro de la Maestanza Sevilla Spain. Recently she appeared at the Munich Residenz in Dovraks Stabat Mater. Solen Mainguené benefitted from the mantoring of the renowned Australian Conductor Simone Young with whom she collaborated vastly at the Hamburg State Opera, other collaborating conductors include: Christian Arming, David Bates, Enrico Delamboye, Alfred Eschwé, Matthias Foremny, Laurence Forster, Pedro Halffter, Axel Kober, Alessandro de Marchi, Ivan Repušić, Alexander Soddy, Stefan Soltesz, Eugen Tzigane und Alexander Vedernikov.
News : In 2017 Solen Mainguené will appear as Antonia in the Tales of Hoffmann at the Theater am Revier Gelsenkirchen as well as Theater Freiburg. She will also make her debut as Violetta Valery the famous Traviata Heroin at the Theater Aachen and Mimi in La Bohème in Freiburg in 2018.