French soprano Bénédicte Tauran studied at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland and at the Music Academy in Neuchâtel.
Since the 2014/2015 season Bénédicte Tauran is an ensemble member of the Staatstheater Kassel, where she can be heard with several debuts a.o. as Gilda, Pamina, Servilia, Rosina, Gretel, and Soprano II in Berio's Un Re in Ascolto.
Engagements in the 2013/2014 season include the title role in Messager’s Ciboulette at the Opéra de St Etienne, her debut at the Opéra National de Bordeaux in La Lettre des Sables (world premiere), Messager’s Fortunio at the Opéra de Rennes.
Guest appearances in 2013 include Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Opéra de Lausanne, Amour in Orphée et Eurydice at the Festival Berlioz, Urgande in Lully’s Amadis at the Festival de Beaune and at the Opéra Royal de Versailles (Dir. Christophe Rousset), King Arthur at the Opéra de Metz, Garsenda in Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini (incl. Naxos CD release) at the Theater Freiburg.
In the season 2011/2012, she has performed a.o. Queen Elizabeth in the world premiere of Richard III by Battistelli at the Opéra de Genève (Prod. Robert Carsen), Tisbe in Hasse’s Piramo e Tisbe at the Potsdam Festival, Albina in La Donna del Lago at the Theater an der Wien (Leo Hussain/Christof Loy), Amour in Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice with the Orchestre des Pays de Savoie in Grenoble, Léna in Saint-Saens’s rarity La Princesse Jaune at the Opéra de Rennes. She has been highly praised by audience and press for her performance of Armida in Haendel’s Rinaldo at the Opéra de Lausanne under the baton of Diego Fasolis.
Bénédicte Tauran has won numerous prizes in competitions, including the second prize at the prestigious Salzburg Mozart Competition in 2006 and the first prize at the first Viotti Competition in Lausanne in 2008.