Alix Le Saux

Mezzo-Soprano

Biography

Alix Le Saux began singing with La Maîtrise des Hauts-de-Seine – the Children’s Choir of the Opéra National de Paris – at age 10. She continued her training with Malcolm King and Susan McCulloch, and then joined the Studio de l’Opéra de Lyon where she performed the role of Lady Capulet in Blancher’s Roméo et Juliette and Orphée in Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice at the Festival des Petites Nuits de Sceaux. She was also a finalist in the Mâcon International Singing Competition and the International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera Pietro Antonio Cesti in Innsbruck, Austria.

She has received numerous invitations in recent years to sing notable roles including Ein junger Hirt (Tannhäuser), Linette (L’Amour des trois Oranges) and Katchen (Werther) at the Opéra National de Paris; the title role of L’Enfant (L’Enfant et les Sortilèges) – a role which she also sings at the Opéra National de Lyon, Hélène in La Belle Hélène (Offenbach) and Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées; the Discorde and the Second Coryphée in Jean-Chrétien Bach’s Amadis de Gaule at the Opéra Royal de Versailles; Armelinde in Pauline Viardot’s Cendrillon and Flamel in Offenbach’s Fantasio at the Opéra-Comique, as well as Pinocchio at the Opéra de Bordeaux. Alix also made her debut at the Theater an der Wien in the role of Emilia in Rossini’s Otello.

On the concert podium, she has sung Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor, K. 427 at the Opéra de Lyon and Rossini’s Tancredi at the Festival de Beaune. She also gives recitals at the Opéra Comique.

This season, she will appear in two productions at Glyndebourne Festival – she will not only sing the title role of Cendrillon with the Glyndebourne Touring Opera under the direction of Duncan Ward but will also sing Rusalka under the direction of Melly Still, conducted by Robin Ticciati. Moreover, she will perform in a reprisal of Fantasio at the Opéra National Montpellier, and will return to the Opéra National de Lyon to sing Didon in Didon et Enée, remembered, a production that she will also appear in at The Ruhrtriennale in summer 2019.

Alix will start next season singing Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. She will then sing Javotte in Manon at the Opéra National de Paris, the Soldat Tortue in La Légende du Roi Dragon at the Opéra de Bordeaux, La Speranza in L’Orfeo at the Théâtre du Capitole du Toulouse and in Geneva, and Phebe in Castor & Pollux at the Bayerische Staatsoper.

Season 2019-2020

Reviews

“…how can you resist the stage presence of Alix Le Saux, in addition to her rich and well-projected tone? This Rosina knows what she wants and won’t let people stand in her way!”

“…comment résister à la présence scénique d’Alix Le Saux, en plus de son timbre riche et bien projeté ? Cette Rosina-là sait ce qu’elle veut et ne se laissera pas marcher sur les pieds!”

Rosina – Il barbiere di Siviglia / Rossini – Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. December 2017

Sophie Bourdais

Telerama

“Alix Le Saux is a rebellious and determined Rosina with a strong lower register, effortless high notes and a fieriness that gives the character real personality. An excellent vocalist… she is among the most promising performers of the youth cast.”

“Alix Le Saux compose une Rosine rebelle et décidée avec un registre grave solide, un aigu facile et un rien véhément qui donne du caractère au personnage. Excellente vocaliste… elle figure parmi les éléments les plus prometteurs de cette seconde distribution.”

Rosina – Il barbiere di Siviglia / Rossini – Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. December 2017

Frédéric Norac

Musicologie

“Alix Le Saux lends her warm, rounded mezzo-soprano voice to a mischievous Rosina. Neither the high range nor the extreme effort required by the virtuosic score are obstacles to her voice”

“Mutine, Alix Le Saux rend à Rosina sa tessiture ronde et chaude de mezzo-soprano. Ni l’aigu, ni l’abattage requis par la virtuosité de l’écriture ne sont des obstacles à sa voix”

Rosina – Il barbiere di Siviglia / Rossini – Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. December 2017

Christophe Rizoud

Forum Opera

“Alix Le Saux gives an accomplished performance, displaying the velvety texture of her delicate voice, whose tender vibrato floats through the air of the theatre”

Hélène – La Belle Hélène / J. Offenbach – Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. March 2017

Damien Dutilleul

olyrix.com

“Alix Le Saux is superb in the role of Hélène. Her low range is rounded and powerful, and her acting (notably her unbridled flirtatiousness) triggers the delight of the audience.”

Hélène – La Belle Hélène/J. Offenbach – La Seine Musicale. June 2017

Malory Matignon

olyrix.com