Hanna Bayodi-Hirt


The soprano Hanna Bayodi-Hirt, who comes from a French-Moroccan family, studied classical philology and completed her vocal training at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris. In 2003 she won first prize at the International Oratorio Competition in Clermont-Ferrand. She launched her career at the age of 21 when Christophe Rousset engaged her for a performance of Charpentier’s La Pastorale de Noël at the Thé-âtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. Afterward she began working regularly with William Christie, including in productions of Handel’s Hercules at the Barbican Centre in London; of Rameau’s Les Paladins, performed at the Megaron in Athens and at Bunkamura Orchard Hall in Tokyo; and in a Monteverdi trilogy at the Teatro Real in Madrid. Bayodi-Hirt has performed in Purcell’s The Fairy Queen and Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro at the Opéra de Lille under the direction of Emmanuelle Haïm. Jordi Savall has also engaged her for several concerts, including Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s Die Israeliten in der Wüste, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber’s Missa Salisburgensis, and the project Guerre et Paix. Hanna Bayodi-Hirt has been a guest artist at Netherlands Opera, the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp and Ghent, the Festival Oude Muziek in Utrecht, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City. In the first months of 2016 she sang in Rameau’s Pygmalion with the ensemble Trondheim Barokk under Christophe Rousset; with the Ricercar Consort she appeared in the “Folle Journée de Nantes.” Following her engagement in Lucerne she will join with Jordi Savall to perform Handel’s La resurrezione at the Cité de la Musique in Paris.

February 2016