Morgane Heyse, Franco-German coloratura soprano, is passionate about the exploration of all repertoires. From the minimalism of Cage to the joyful lyrical flights of Bellini, via the incisive or mournful coloraturas of Mozart's heroines, Morgane feels at home in every genre.
Morgane has performed, among others, the roles of Queen of the Night (The magic flute) in many theatres in Europe, Chef der Gepopo and Venus (Le Grand Macabre), Ännchen (Der Freischütz) and Sharp Ears the Vixen (The cunning little vixen) at the Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater Schwerin, Maid (Powder her face) at the Wiener Volksoper, Nina (Il giovedì grasso) at the Armel Opera Festival, Antigona and Pallade (respectively in Admeto and La Contesa de' Numi at the Festival Mars en Baroque in Marseille), Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica) at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Orasia (Orpheus), La Statue (Pygmalion), Ernestine (Monsieur Choufleuri), La Princesse (L'enfant et les sortilèges), Girl (Trouble in Tahiti), Aspasia (Mitridate, Re di Ponto) as a cover at La Monnaie/De Munt, and Catarina Cavalieri in Amadeus, the musical adaptation of the famous film.
Morgane made her debut at the Salzburger Festspiele 2022 singing the Soprano part in Mozart's magnificent Mass in C minor under the baton of Philippe Herreweghe. She has also sung in Orff's famous Carmina Burana, St John's Passion and numerous masses and cantatas by Bach, Handel's Messiah, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, Gounod's Mass in honour of St Cecilia, Vivaldi's Magnificat, Mozart's Requiem and Fauré's Requiem.
For Morgane, contemporary music is synonymous with vocal research and experimentation, self- discovery and musical encounters, and it is always with renewed pleasure that she discovers new works.
Trained by the clarinettist Jean-Pierre Peuvion, Morgane subsequently participated in numerous opera world premieres in the roles of Aktivistin (Wölfe, H. Tulve), Makiko (Manga-café, P. Zavaro) or Sœur de Palomides (Le silence des ombres, B. Attahir at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie/De Munt).
The artist also takes part in numerous contemporary music festivals (Orlando Festival, Festival Ars Musica, Festival Musica Intima...) where she sings, among others, works by Webern, Schönberg, Cage, Ligeti, Scelsi, Berio, Stravinsky, Bartholomée, Mernier, Riadis, De Raaf, De Jaer, Nemtsova, Peuvion, Colin, Cominotto...
Morgane grew up in Lorraine in a bilingual and music-loving family. She started learning music at a very young age by playing the viola, but her lifelong passion for singing led her to cross the Belgian border to study, first with France Emond, then with Véronique Solhosse at the Conservatoire Royal de Musique de Liège. There she obtained her Specialised Master's Degree in Lyric Art with Great Distinction as well as a Teaching Degree in Singing and Lyric Art with Distinction.
In 2017, she obtained a Post-Master's degree from the International Opera Academy in Ghent and, in 2020, a Master's degree in Singing with Great Distinction from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Mons.
She is currently under the guidance of renowned professor Tenor Axel Everaert.
A curious and eclectic artist, Morgane defends projects involving all artistic horizons: she forms a duo with the talented Belgian pianist Julie Delbart and presents a unique and original programme, Planetarium, with the pianist Heng Che. Together with baritone Kris Belligh, pianist Sylvie Decramer and director Jens Platteau, Morgane offers a playful and innovative production of Hugo Wolf's Italienisches Liederbuch.
Morgane was the heroine of the mini web-series The Smile, with an original score by Stéphane Orlando, and is currently preparing a creation combining naked theatre and singing.