Master Vocal Coach, French Repertoire Specialist
Nathalie Doucet, Head of Music and Director of the Resident Opera Program at the Detroit Opera, possesses an outstanding international career as a highly sought-after collaborative pianist and vocal coach. Her remarkable talents have led her to collaborate with prestigious opera-producing organizations, renowned singers, and esteemed conductors around the world with distinguished institutions such as the Summer Scape Festival-Fisher Center at Bard, The Patrick G and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center, The Dutch National Opera, NTR-Zaterdagmatinee, The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Canadian Opera Company, l'Opéra de Montréal, Vancouver Opera, and the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Her collaborations have extended to esteemed artists including Christine Goerke, Lisette Oropesa, Lianna Haroutounian, Cheryl Studer, Bernard Haitink, Charles Dutoit, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Markus Stenz, James Gaffigan, Sir Andrew Davis, and Stéphane Denève. In 2018, Nathalie played integral roles as repetiteur, assistant conductor to Stéphane Denève, and sound director in the highly successful recording of Honegger's "Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher" with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, showcasing her versatility and musical prowess.
Having held esteemed positions in Europe, including as head coach of the Opera Studio Nederland and principal coach at the Dutch National Opera Academy, Nathalie has honed her expertise and enriched the operatic landscape through her work with organizations such as De Nederlandse Reisopera, the NTR Saturday Matinee (Concertgebouw), the Neue Stimmen, the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition, and the International Vocal Competition in s'Hertogenbosch. Her dedication to education is also evident, as she served as a faculty member at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam for an impressive eleven years. She also serves on the rooster of judges for the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition.