The mezzosoprano Stéphanie d'Oustrac, who was born in Rennes (France), is a great-niece of two French composers: Francis Poulenc and Jacques de La Presle. After studying at the Lyon conservatory, she made her name thanks to the conductor William Christie and the ensemble Les Arts Florissants, with which she has been closely associated. She originally specialized in Baroque opera but soon extended her repertory to titles such as Les contes d’Hoffmann, Carmen, L’heure espagnole, Béatrice et Bénédict and Pélleas et Mélisande. This is her first visit to the Liceu.
(photo: Perla Maarek)