After debuting at the Opéra de Lyon, Gaële Le Roi was immediately noticed by Peter Sellars, who asked her to sing Yniold (Pelléas et Mélisande) at the Nederlandse Opera-DNO d’Amsterdam and at the Los Angeles Music Center. She reprised the role with the Teatro della Fenice di Venezia as well as at the Opéra National de Paris, then debuted the role of Mélisande in 2002 at the Opéra de Massy.
During her career, Gaële Le Roi has performed regularly at DNO of Amsterdam (L’incoronazione di Poppea, Damigella and Amor ; Jenufa by Janáček, Jano), the Opéra de Lyon (Dialogues des carmélites, sœur Constance), the Opéra National de Paris-Garnier (L’enfant et les sortilèges, l’enfant ; Die Zauberflöte, Papagena ; Les Indes galantes, Zaïre), the Opéra National de Paris-Bastille (Die Zauberflöte, Papagena ; Boris Godounov, Fiodor ; From the House of the Dead by Janáček, Alieia; Juliette ou la clefs des songes by Martinù, Le petit arabe ; Les Troyens, Ascagne). At the Teatro Real de Madrid she once again performed From the House of the Dead by Janáček. At the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York she sang again the roles of Amor and Damigella in L’incoronazione di Poppea. She appeared at the Théâtre du Châtelet (Carmen, Frasquita ; Peter Pan by Patrick Burgan, la fée Clochette ; Le Vervügbar aux Enfers by Germaine Tillon, Rosine et Marguerite, two world premières), at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées ( Die Zauberflöte, die erste Dame) as well as at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari (Œdipe by Enesco, Antigone). She also appeared at the Théâtre de la Monnaie de Bruxelles for the première of Frühlings Erwachen by Benoît Mernier in the role of Ilse.
Gaële Le Roi has been fortunate enough to perform in concert under the baton of such conductors as Michel Corboz (Elijah, Mendelssohn), Jean-Claude Malgoire (Die Schöpfung, Haydn), Marek Janowski (Daphne, Strauss), Myung Wung Chung (Die Schöpfung, Haydn), Esa Pekka Salonen (Le martyre de Saint-Sébastien, Debussy), Sir Yehudi Menuhin (Mass in C minor and Exultate jubilate, Mozart), Emmanuelle Haïm (Madrigali amorosi e guerrieri, Monteverdi), Ryan Brown (Hippolyte et Aricie, Rameau ; Alceste, Lully), Emmanuel Krivine (Requiem, Fauré) and Michel Plasson (Dialogues des carmélites and Les Mamelles de Tirésias, Poulenc).
Ms Le Roi appeared on the opera stage with many illustrious conductors, including Sir Simon Rattle, John Eliot Gardiner, René Jacobs, Christophe Rousset, Kent Nagano, Sylvain Cambreling, Armin Jordan, Alain Lombard, James Conlon, Marc Minkowski and Lorin Maazel.
Gaële Le Roi has performed at numerous festivals, such as Aix-en-Provence, the Festival de la Chaise-Dieu, the Festival de Beaune, the Montpellier Festival de Radio France, the Chorégies d’Orange, the Salzburg Festival, the Innsbruck Festival, the Utrecht Early Music Festival and the Boston Early Music Festival.
She has worked under directors such as Pierre Audi, Richard Jones, Bob Swaim, Herbert Wernicke, Graham Vick, Stephen Lawless, Klaus Michael Gruber, Benno Besson, Patrice Caurier/Moshe Leiser and Bob Wilson.
However, a few years ago Gaële Le Roi decided to change career and became a nurse in a palliative care unit in Brussels until September 2022. Energized by this human connection, she now, thanks to “Le Rossignol Bleu” hopes to bring these two paths together so that her singing and her training as a music therapist can bring joy to places in which music rarely, or maybe never, can be heard, and for it to “resonate in the azure of the transparent night.”
You can also find Gaële Le Roi on CD and DVD as well as on “Youtube”.