Born in Albi, Gabrielle Philiponet was educated as a flutist and cellist before entering the conservatory of Valenciennes in 2003 where she was taught at the vocal class of Daniel Ottevaere who still is her teacher nowadays. Two years later, she graduated with distinctions and worked at the same time on her repertoire together with Janine Reiss in Paris. In 2005, she was admitted to the opera studio of the Chapelle Musciale Reine Elisabeth (CMRE) under the direction of José Van Dam and in collaboration with the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie. She received her diploma from the CMRE with the highest distinctions.
In 2004, she was to be heard at the international singing competition in Vivonne where she received the prize for young talents and, in 2006, the first prize 'Dame'. In the same year, she was awarded the first prize at the singing competition in Béziers. At the international competition in Marmande, she was accorded the young talent prize in 2006 and the special jury prize in 2007. Also in 2007, she received the 3rd prize in the category of women at the international competition of Marseille, and in 2008, she was awarded the 6th prize at the prestigious Queen Elisabeth competition in Brussels.
She has performed the roles of Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) at the Opera national de Lorraine, Oscar (Ballo in Maschera) at the Opera de Massy, Parasha (Mavra, Stravinsky) at Fribourg (Swissland), Musetta (La Bohème) at the Opera de Marseille, Metz and Massy, Despina (Così fan tutte) and Gabrielle (La Vie Parisienne) at the Opera de Toulon, Corinna (Il Viaggio a Reims) on tour at Reims, Vichy, Montellier, Tours, Nancy, Nice, Saint-Etienne, Marseille, Bordeaux and at the Capitole de Toulouse, Eurydice (Orphée aux Enfers) at the Opera National de Montpellier, Marie (Les Mousquetaires au Couvent) and Mi (Le Pays du Sourire) at the Tourcoing's Theater, Rosita (Un Mari à la Porte) with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liverpool and le Feu/ la Princesse/ le Rossignol (L'Enfant et les Sortilèges) with the Symphonic Orchestra of Montréal, La Fée (Cendrillon de Massenet) at the Royal Theater of La Monnaie and at the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg and Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) with the Belgian National Orchestra.
Her interpretation of Magda (La Rondine) at the National Opera de Lorraine, Violetta (La Traviata) at the Opera de Massy, Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) on tour in Spain, Antonia (Les Contes d'Hoffmann) at the Opera de Toulon and Portia (Le Marchand de Venise, Reynaldo Hahn) at the Opera de Saint-Etienne confirm her evolution to the Lyric soprano repertoire.
The last seasons were rich with her American debut with Violetta (La Traviata) at the New Orleans Opera, Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) at the Angers-Nantes Opera staging by Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser and many roles debut with Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus) at the Opera of Avignon, Desdemona (Otello) with the Györ Philharlomic directed by Jose Cura, Fiordiligi (Cosi Fan Tutte) at the Opera de Rouen, Mimi (La Bohème) in tour in Spain, Lisa (Le Pays du Sourire) at the Opera de Tours, Plautine (Le Temple de la Gloire, Rameau) with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in San Francisco and Frasquita (Carmen) at the Aix-en-Provence's Festival staged by Dimitri Tcherniakov. She made her debut with Adina (l’Elisir d’Amore) at the Opera de Nice, followed by a reprise of Frasquita in her debut with the Bayerische Staatsoper of Munich. Ms. Philiponet sang the soprano solo in Rossini’s Stabat Mater with the Orchestre National de Lille and her first Marguerite (Faust, Gounod) for the Opera de Saint-Etienne.
For 2018/2019, she made her debut in Leïla (Les Pêcheurs de Perles, Bizet) at the Opera de Nice. Then she sang Frasquita in her debut with the Opera de Paris followed by her debut as Micaëla (Carmen, Bizet) at the Opera de Metz and the Orchestre National de Lille.
Recently the COVID Crisis stopped a beautiful season with Marguerite (Jeanne au Bûcher) at the famous George Enescu Festival in Bucarest on the side of Marion Cotillard and the Orchestre National de Lille. We could heard her again in Leila (Les Pêcheurs de Perles) at the Opera de Lille then Adina (L’Elisir d’Amore) at the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse.
In concert, she has sung Marguerite in Jeanne au Bûcher by Honneger at the Enescu Festival with the Orchestre National de Lille, the Haydn's Creation with the Orchestre d'Auvergne, with Jean-François Zygel at the Châtelet's Theater, at the 20th Anniversary Gala Night of the Aspendos Festival in Turkey with the Antalya State Opera and Ballet, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater in Seville, Essouira (Festival les Alizés) and at the Festival d'Arromanches, Mozart’s Great Mass in c minor as well as in Sémiramis by Catel (role of Azema) at the Festival de Radio-France et Montpellier. Furthermore, she sang the role of Emirène in Adrien by Méhul at the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall in Budapest, the role of Ione in Le Dernier Jour de Pompéi by Joncières and Lilia in Herculaneum by David at the Palazzetto Bru Zane in Venice. She was too Hermine (Saphir, David) again in Venice and at the Bouffes du Nord in Paris with the Cercle de l'Harmonie.
Gabrielle Philiponet has worked together with conductors such as Alain Altinoglu, Nicolas André, José Cura, Paul Goodwin, Stefan Klingele, Andreas Spering, Kent Nagano, Gunter Neuhold, Hervé Niquet, Vasily Petrenko, Guillaume Tourniaire, Alexandre Bloch, Giuseppe Finzi, Lorenzo Viotti, Joé Miguel Pérez-Sierra, Roberto Forés-Veses, Roland Boer, Luciano Accocella, Emmanuel Plasson, Laurent Campellone, Michel Piquemal and György Vashegyi.
She recorded Scènes de Chasse by René Koering (une Amazone) at Universal Music, Sémiramis de Catel (Azéma) at Glossa, Un mari à la porte (Rosita) by Offenbach with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Max d'Ollones Cantatas, Chor and Symphonies Palazzetto Bru Zane's Collection "Prix de Rome" volume 4 and Dimitri by Victorin Joncières (Marina) and Marie Stuart by Gounod with the Brussels Philharmonic and the Flemish Chor, Adrien by Etienne-Nicolas Méhul (Emirène) with the Purcell chor and the Orfeo Orchestra, Le Temple de la Gloire (Plautine) by Rameau with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra of San Francisco.