Composer Opera Role
P. Boesmans Pinocchio Le mauvais élève and La chanteuse de cabaret (cover)
A. Lortzing Der Wildschütz Gräfin
J. Massenet Werther Charlotte (cover)
T. Mayazumi The Temple of the Golden Pavilion Uiko
W. A. Mozart Così fan tutte Dorabella
Le nozze di Figaro Cherubino (cover)
J. Strauss Die Fledermaus Prince Orlofsky
R. Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Oktavian
P. I. Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin Olga (cover)
K. M. von Weber Der Freischütz Samiel
R. Zandonai Francesca da Rimini Adonella


Solo performance
Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire
Vivaldi: Stabat Mater


Fanny Lustaud

In 2018/19 mezzo-soprano Fanny Lustaud joins the ensemble of the Theater Aachen, where she will sing the roles of Piacere in Handel's Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno, Stefano in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette, Dinah in Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti, and Dorabella in Così fan tutte. In early 2019, she also sings Dorabella in performances at the Konzert Theater Bern.

The young artist was previously a member of the opera studio at the Opéra national du Rhin, where she was involved in several productions at the main house in Strasbourg. She appeared as Adonella in Riccardo Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini in December 2017, and sang Uiko in Toshiro Mayuzumi’s The Temple of the Golden Pavilion in March and April 2018. She also covered Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro and Olga in Eugene Onegin. Her 2017/18 appearances in the opera studio’s ‘Midis lyriques’, a matinee series performed in both Strasbourg and Colmar, included a concert of selections from Figaro-themed operas, a homage to Charles Gounod with extracts from Roméo et Juliette, and a program of music from interwar Berlin and Vienna.

Fanny was born in 1989 in France and began studying the horn at the age of six. Encouraged by conservatory teachers to develop her singing voice, she began formal vocal studies in Paris, which led to an undergraduate degree in vocal performance. She continued her training at the University of Music and Theater in Leipzig, completing a master’s degree in opera singing in 2015 and subsequently enrolling in the advanced master class of Regina Werner-Dietrich. During her studies, she not only sang roles in student productions such as Dorabella in Così fan tutte and the Countess in Der Wildschütz, but was also engaged professionally for concerts in the large hall of the Gewandhaus: appearing in the Salonorchester Cappuccino's concert series, she performed Oktavian in excerpts from Der Rosenkavalier in 2014, and Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus in 2015.

Highlights of 2016 included invitations to the Wanderoper Brandenburg (for the Countess in Der Wildschütz) and the Aix-en-Provence Festival (for Seven Stones, a new chamber opera by Ondřej Adámek). Fanny returned to Aix in summer 2017 as a member of the festival academy, where she covered the Mauvais élève and the Chanteuse de cabaret in Pinocchio, a new opera by Philippe Boesmans, both in Aix and a couple of months later in Brussels when the production opened at La Monnaie. In 2017, she also appeared as a solo singer in a theater production of Ibsen’s Peer Gynt at the Schauspiel Leipzig.

Fanny competed as a finalist in both the 2016 DEBUT contest and the 2015 Lortzing Competition. She was a recipient of the Jutta Schlegel memorial scholarship at the Opera Oder-Spree festival and has taken part in masterclasses led by Vincent Le Texier, Leontina Văduva, Udo Reinemann, Dietrich Henschel, Mitsuko Shirai and Brigitte Fassbaender. Alongside her singing studies, she also obtained a degree in French Literature from Paris Diderot University.


February 8, 2019

Fanny Lustaud debuts as Dinah in Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti and A Quiet Place

Mezzo Fanny Lustaud debuts Dinah in a Bernstein double-feature of Trouble in Tahiti and A Quiet Place at Theater Aachen this Sunday, February 10th!
Conducted by Christopher Ward, Stage Director: Nina Russi
Additional Performances: Feb 16th, 24th, and 27th, Mar. 10th, April 11th, 18th, and 26th, May 17th