22 OCTOBER 2021


Tuesday, November 2, 2021



The Académie Lyrique Toulouse Occitanie is a non-profit-association whose mission is to promote the art of opera and its young performers.

The role of the Académie is to provide young opera singers at the beginning of their careers with high-level, individual coaching and training through masterclasses and professional productions.


Advanced technique and interpretation


  • Opera production
  • Operatic repertoire: Baroque, Mozart, French repertoire, Bel Canto, German repertoire, 20th century and contemporary music
  • Chamber Music: French Mélodie, German Lied and English Songs

Developing Stage Presence

Audition Preparation


From technical know-how to stage practice in concerts or staged productions.


Notre offre s’adresse aux étudiants de CRR (niveau entrée CNSM), CNSM et jeunes professionnels.

Limite d’âge : femmes 30 ans, hommes 32 ans au 1er janvier de l’année en cours. (une dérogation pourra éventuellement être accordée selon les profils)

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teampedagogic and artistic

Founding teachers

Artistic Director, Voice Teacher
Pianist, Chef de chant (vocal coach) and conductor
Christophe LARRIEU

Guest artists and teachers

Drama teacher
Guest artist
Prof. KS Jeanne PILAND

Drama teacher



Mezzosoprano Jeanne Piland is internationally recognized as one of the best performers of her generation of Mozart and Richard Strauss.

The roles of Octavian in Le chevalier à la rose and of Komponist in “Ariadne à Naxos”, as well as the Mozartian roles of Cherubino, Dorabella, Sesto, Idamante have taken her to the greatest lyrical stages: Scala de Milan, Covent Garden at
London, Opéra de Paris (Bastille) and Opéra-Comique, Munich (where she sang for 25 years), Hamburg (30 years), Dresden, Zurich, Vienna, Berlin, Geneva, Monte-Carlo,
Nice, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Houston, Miami, as well as at the Festivals, in particular, from Salzburg to Aix-en-Provence or even Radio-France to Montpellier.

In addition to her Mozart and Straussian roles, she specializes in the French repertoire singing Charlotte, Carmen, Mélisande, Marguerite, Thérèse, Sapho and Didon. Following this last assumption of role, France will name it in 2009 “Chevalier des Arts et Lettres”.

From 1998, she turned to more dramatic roles: Eboli, Santuzza, Adalgisa, and Sara. She now sings the Maréchale in the “Chevalier à la rose” as well as the Wagnerian heroines: Sieglinde, Kundry, Venus and Brangäne.

She appears in a number of recordings, the last one being a DVD of “Roberto Devereux” with Edita Gruberova.
Jeanne Piland lives in Düsseldorf, Germany, where she has forged a 37-year artistic partnership with the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. The exceptional longevity of his exemplary career has earned him the honorary title of “Kammersängerin”.

She pursued her international career until 2015 and was a professor at the Robert Schumann Superior Conservatory in Düsseldorf from 2000 to 2015.



LEA PASQUEL, mezzosoprano, trained with two very great ladies of singing: the American mezzosoprano Jeanne PILAND (at the Musikhochschule in Düsseldorf, Germany), then the Spanish soprano Isabel GARCISANZ (in Paris). She also has the chance to work on the art of Lieder with baritone Matthias GOERNE. It is this ample and precious artistic heritage that she strives to transmit, enriched by her now 20 years of experience, on stage and in the classroom. Still a student, she joined the troupe of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein and performed as a soloist on many internationally renowned operatic stages such as, among others, the Festival International d’Art Lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence, or the Grand Théâtre from Geneva. The daughter of an architect, she developed a passion for vocal “violin making” very early on, and decided, after 10 years on stage, to give priority to her students. They are the ones who now sing on the greatest stages of the lyrical world: Opéra de Paris, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Scala in Milan… She currently teaches in the Conservatoires à Rayonnement Régional (CRR) in Toulouse and Montpellier. Among her students, there is, among others, the mezzosoprano Juliette Mey, whom she has accompanied since she was 15 years old.

Christophe LARRIEU

Christophe Larrieu obtains three First Prizes from the CNSM in Paris (piano, accompaniment and vocal direction), while studying orchestral conducting.

Singing coach at the CNSM in Lyon, he also accompanies singers and instrumentalists, such as violinist Tedi Papavrami, in numerous concerts and festivals in France and abroad.

Eclectic musician, his symphonic arrangements on songs by C. Nougaro and J. Brel have been performed by the National Capitol Orchestra under the direction of Tugan Sokhiev (Carcassonne Festival) as well as by the National Orchestra of Belgium and the Mulhouse Symphony Orchestra conducted by Patrick Davin.

Assistant conductor at the Théâtre du Capitole since 1997, he regularly collaborates with internationally renowned conductors. He edited, among other works, L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, La Périchole, La Mascotte, The Little Sweep (Britten).

He accompanies many lyrical artists on the occasion of the Midis du Capitole recitals, and has performed with tenors Topi Lehtipuu and Lawrence Brownlee for concerts in Canada and at the Grand Théâtre de Genève. He is also a pianist at the Marmande International Singing Competition from 2009 to 2018.


EMILY RAWLINS-STRUCKMANN was educated at Indiana University, the Curtis Institute of Music and the Musikhochschule in Vienna. After a brilliant career as a soprano, which led her to the greatest lyrical stages (Salzburg Festival, Vienna Staatsoper, operas in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels …), And under the baton of the greatest chefs such as Claudio Abbado or Seiji Ozawa, she devotes herself to the transmission of her scenic art, acquired in particular from the legendary American professor Stella Adler.

Wife of the German baritone Falk Struckmann, she co-founded with her American compatriot, the mezzo Jeanne Piland the program
“Workshopera” which endeavors, always with kindness and in a positive and constructive dynamic, to help young singers to maximize their technical capacities, their self-confidence and their stage presence.

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