Nathalie Doucet

Pianist coach

Nathalie Doucet, Detroit Opera’s Head of Music, and Director of Detroit Opera Resident Opera Program is a sought-after collaborative pianist and vocal coach with an international career. As a répétiteur, coach, and collaborative pianist, Ms. Doucet has worked with a number of premier producing organizations, singers, and conductors including Lyric Opera of Chicago: The Patrick G and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center, The Dutch National Opera, the Nederlandse Reisopera,NTR-Zaterdagmatinee, Het Concertgebouworkest, Muziekgebouw aan het Ij, Opéra de Montréal, the Canadian Opera Company, and Het Concertgebouw; Christine Goerke, Lisette Oropesa, Étienne Dupuis, Lianna Haroutounian, Maria Agresta, Nicola Alaimo, Michèle Losier,Julie Boulianne, and Cheryl Studer; and Bernard Haitink, Charles Dutoit, Yannick Nézet-Séguin,Markus Stenz, James Gaffigan, Karel Mark Chichon, Roberto Kalb, Stéphane Denève, Sir Andrew Davis, and Richard Egarr. She has been part of the faculties and staff of some of the top schools, opera houses, and singing programs in North America and Europe, including McGill University, University of Tennessee, The Canadian Opera Company, Orlando Opera, Center for Opera Studies in Italy (C.O.S.I.), American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Highlands Opera Studio, York University, and the University of Toronto.

In the Netherlands, where she lived for twelve years, she held positions such as head coach of the Opera Studio Nederland and principal coach at the Dutch National Opera Academy. She has also worked for Opera Spanga, De Nederlandse Reisopera, the NTR Saturday Matinee (Concertgebouw), Dutch National Opera Academy, the Neue Stimmen competition, the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition and the International Vocal Competition in s’Hertogenbosch. She was on the classical voice faculty of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam as Coach, collaborative pianist, professor of French diction, and Music Director of the Opera program for 11 years.

In 2018, she was on the label of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in the recording of Honegger's Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher conducted by Stéphane Denève, on which she contributed as repetiteur and assistant conductor as well as sound director during the recording of the live performances. Nathalie Doucet is frequently invited to give master classes in Canada, United States and Europe as a jury member for singing competitions and auditions.