Thalie Séféris is a true contralto with a velvety chiaroscuro timbre which is particularly suited to the German repertoire.
She has completed a preparatory course in Humanities (Lettres Supérieures), and holds a DEUG diploma in philosophy from University of Paris IV- Sorbonne, and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Paris V-Sorbonne.
While working as a teacher, she studied dramatic art with Mrs. Blanche Salan at the “Actor Studio” in Paris, and studied music with Mrs. Viorica Cortez, Mrs. Susan Mc Cullock (Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London) and Mrs. Teresa Zylis-Gara. She also attended acting courses with Mr. Henry Herford and Mr. Robin Bowman from London and Abdington (England), and Mrs. Nadine Denize.
Oratorio is an important element of her repertoire. She has interpreted the Cantata 131 by Bach in the Salpetrière Chapel in Paris, the Magnificat by Bach, the Gloria and Stabat Mater by Vivaldi, and Pergolesi's Stabat Mater at the Saint-Roch Church in Paris. She performed both the Pergolesi and Haydn Salve Regina in the summer festivals of Avignon, the Pauken Mass by Haydn in the Saint-Marcel Church in Paris and performed several recitals in Brittany.
She interpreted El Amor Brujo by De Falla in Paris and Rejoice in the Lamb by Britten at the Musicora event in Paris. She performed the roles of Dritte Dame in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte in Paris, Maddalena in Verdi's Rigoletto, and she performed as Orfeo in extracts of Orfeo e Euridice by Gluck and as Delilah in Samson et Dalila by Saint- Saëns.
Thalie has also performed as Erda in Wagner's Das Rheingold, and participated in the performances of the Kindertotenlieder by Mahler and Frauenliebe und Leben by Schumann at several festivals, such as those at Gaillac and Pont-Saint-Esprit. She sang the Rhapsodie für Alt by Brahms.
Last May, she began a new round of sacred arias at the Cathedral of Troyes as part of the "Night of the Cathedrals" (original title: "La nuit des Cathédrales") event. She performed at Fontainebleau and Auxerre in June, and this summer she was at the music festival of Dinan.
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