After 10 years as a recorder player, and having graduated with a degree in Spanish, Mélodie Ruvio returned to the CRR in Paris as part of the JeuneChoeur de Paris (formed by Laurence Equilbey), where she obtained her DEM singing diploma.
She made an immediate impact in the title-role of La Folie in Le Carnaval et la Folie by Destouches at the Ambronay Academy, conducted by Hervé Niquet, with performances at the Opéra Comique in Paris, and the Capitole in Toulouse, where the critics praised her warm, sensual voice and her elegant musicality. This debut opened many doors for her and she soon went on to sing the Handelian roles of Cornelia in Giulio Cesare and Disinganno in Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, 3rd Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Fedra and Venus in Cavalli’s Egisto, Venus in Monteverdi’s Il Ballo delle ingrate, andMastrilla and Ninetta in Offenbach’s La Périchole, working with conductors such as Marc Minkowski, David Reiland, Roberto Fores Veses, Alexis Kossenko, Vincent Dumestre, Joël Suhubiette and Facundo Agudin.
Mélodie’s voice is also particularly suited to sacred concert repertoire and oratorio, and she is regularly invited to sing a variety of works by Bach, Vivaldi, Scarlatti and Charpentier through to Mozart and Mendelssohn, with conductors such as William Christie, Paul Agnew, Françoise Lasserre, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Jérôme Correas, David Greilsammer, Sofi Jeannin, Michael Radulescu, Julien Laloux, Sylvain Sartre and Margaux Blanchard, at prestigious Festivals including Ambronay, La Chaise-Dieu, Sablé, Bremen Musikfest, Misteria Paschalia and Actus Humanus.
She recently sang Pergolesi Stabat Mater at the Opéra de Montpellier (standing in for the indisposed Nathalie Stutzmann), and 3rd Lady Die Zauberflöte with Hervé Niquet at the Opéra d’Avignon, as well as a concert of Gesualdo madrigals in a solo voice concert with Paul Agnew and Les Arts Florissants, with whom she enjoys working regularly.
Amongst her forthcoming projects, she will sing with the Jupiter Ensemble and Thomas Dunford on Radio France, as well as appearing as soloist in the Mozart Requiem in Trondheim with Paul Agnew, and 3rd Rheinmaiden in Michael Jarrel’s Siegfried,nocturne for Angers/Nantes Opéra.