Lyrical cultural Art Award:
’ The magic of her voice takes us to the sublime, and when we listen to her, we move from reality to dreams. The harmonious variations of his tessitura open the way to happiness.
The solar personality of Brigitte Hool is reflected in her radiant interpretation. The audience who listens to her is as transcended by this passion that one feels vibrating in her. We could say that she is out of time, but it would be to ignore the person who loves life. She takes hold of her body and makes her dance to the rhythm of her joys while keeping a remarkable lucidity. Woman of the twenty-first century, she shares with us her love of music thanks to her exceptional gift. The light is in her voice and dazzles us: what more can you ask for? ’
by Anne-Catherine Lyon
Brigitte Hool, is a soprano opera singer with an outstanding career. She sang for the last few years at la Scala di Milano, and l’Opéra Comique of Paris, the Capitole in Toulouse, the Operas of Lyon, Lausanne, Marseille, Bordeaux, Modena, Nice, Tours, and Vichy, Avenches (LA Bohème, Don Giovanni), the Bunka Kaikan of Tokyo, and Marocco, and has been touring Japan (Micaela, Carmen) and Brasil (concert arias of Mozart and Vier Letzte Lieder of STRAUSS).
She has sung, among others, the roles Elisabetta Don Carlo VERDI, Mimi, Musetta La Bohème PUCCINI, Fiordiligi Cosi fan lutte MOZART, Rosina (original tone) Il Barbiere di Siviglia ROSSINI, Micaela Carmen BIZET, Margerita et Elena (both together) in Mefistofele BOITO, Santuzza Cavalliera Rusticana MASCAGNI, and the title roles Rusalka DVORAK and Aida VERDI.
She has been directed by conductors Stefano Ranzani, Roberto Rizzi-Brignoli, Paolo Arrivabeni, Claus Peter Flor, Ion Marin, Jérémie Rohrer, Maurizio Benini, and Aldo Sisillo; she was staged by directors Giancarlo del Monaco, Laurent Pelly, Jérôme Savary, Omar Porras, Arnaud Bernard among others.
But beyond being a very well known opera singer, she has recently written “Puccini l’aimait” (Puccini loved her), a book about Puccini’s most intense love story, retracing beautifully the circumstances of his life as a composer and a man of society and as a lover.
This book has been published in the prestigious publishing house “L’âge d’homme” and has a never ending success since the day it came out.
After studying cello, having obtained two titles in Literature as well as in Journalism and two awards of excellence (University Neuchâtel), was the founding director of the Choir University Neuchâtel and the master’s degree from the Conservatory of Neuchâtel, Brigitte Hool acquires a virtuosity in singing (Conservatoire Neuchâtel, Yves Senn class). She is perfecting with Grace Bumbry (Salzburg); Mirella Freni (Modena) from whom she receives a merit scholarship; and Andrea Zese.
Degrees and awards
She has a university degree in literature that came with an award from University of Neuchâtel and another university degree in journalism that also came with an award of University of Neuchâtel.
She was awarded with the Trofemina price in Paris in 2010 out of 25 other artists, sportives and management creatives, electing her the most promising woman and artist of the French speaking Europe in 2010.
She was awarded with the Prix Culturel Vaudois in 2008.
She got a grant of merit issued by Mirella Freni who trained her afterwards and had her sing at her 50tieth birthday Gala and got a gold medal from her.