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"Soprano Camille Schnoor was a stunning Julie, easily coping with a role whose challenging vocal range demanded consummate ability."
-Jeffrey A. Leipsic, Opera News
"The plot concerns the widowed but still young countess Alexandra Maria, beautifully sung and acted by Camille Schnoor. Not only is she suave and beautiful, she is also the right age and her acting is totally convincing. She is charismatic and dominates the stage, even when just sitting listening." - John Groves, Operetta Research Center
The young French-German soprano was born in Nice, where she began to study piano before moving on to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSM). After graduating as a concert pianist in 2007, only aged 20, she studied singing at the Conservatoire Maurice Ravel in Paris. She started collecting stage experience in Germany and in the Netherlands, performing at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, the Theater aan het Vrijthof Maastricht and the Goethe-Theater Bad-Lauchstädt.
Camille Schnoor won outright the First Prize, the Audience Prize and the Orchestra Prize at the International Singing Competition Vokal Genial 2013 with the Münchner Rundfunk Orchester.
As a member of the Theater Aachen in Germany, she sang Luisa Miller (title role), Agathe (Der Freischütz), Maria (West Side Story), Marenka (Smetana’s The Bartered Bride) as well as Verdi's Requiem.
Camille Schnoor achieved a great success with the role of La Seconde Fille (initially written for Patricia Petibon) by the German Premiere of Philippe Boesmans' Au Monde. The German newspaper Die Welt nominated her for both Best Singer and Best Young Singer for her outstanding interpretation of this role.
In the 2016/17 season, Camille Schnoor joined as a soloist the ensemble of the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich where she performed Julie in the world premiere of Liliom (Johanna Doderer), Die erste Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), as well as Mimì (La Bohème).
Camille Schnoor sang Hanna Glawari (Die lustige Witwe) for the reopening Premiere of the Gärtnerplatztheater in 2017. Her interpretation of another operetta title-role, Die Faschingsfee (Kálmán) was recorded by cpo. The CD was released in 2019 and distinguished by the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik.
For her first operatic appearance in France, Camille Schnoor made a much acclaimed debut in the role of Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly) at the Opéra de Limoges and Opéra de Rouen.
Engagements for 2019/20 include her debut as Fiordiligi at the Bergen Opera Festival in Norway, Strauss 4 Letzte Lieder at the Opéra de Rouen and her house debut at the Opéra National de Lorraine in the role of Hilda from the opera Sigurd by Reyer, conducted by Frédéric Chaslin for the 100st anniversary of the Opéra de Nancy in October 2019. In Munich she will sing Mimì, Hanna Glawari, the First Lady and Donna Elvira.