After debuting at the Opéra de Lyon, soprano Gaële Le Roi was noticed by Peter Sellars, who asked her to sing Yniold in Pelléas et Mélisandeat De Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam and at the Los Angeles Music Center. She reprised the role with the Teatro della Fenice in Venezia, and at the Opéra National de Paris. She later performed the role of Mélisande at the Opéra de Massy in 2002.
Ms. Le Roi has performed regularly at De Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam (L’incoronazione di Poppea, Damigella and Amor; Janáček’s Jenufa, Jano), Opéra de Lyon (Dialogues des carmélites, sœur Constance), Opéra National de Paris-Garnier (L’enfant et les sortilèges, l'enfant; Die Zauberflöte, Papagena; Les Indes galantes, Zaïre), Opéra National de Paris-Bastille (Die Zauberflöte, Papagena; Boris Godounov, Fiodor; Janáček’s From the House of the Dead, Alieia; Martinù’s Juliette ou la clef des songes, Le petit arabe; Les Troyens, Ascagne). She has also performed Janáček’s From the House of the Dead at the Teatro Real de Madrid. At the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York she sang the roles of Amor and Damigella in L’incoronazione di Poppea.
In concert, Ms. Le Roi has performed a wide range of repertoire from baroque to 20th-century music with conductors including Michel Corboz, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Marek Janowski, Myung Wung Chung, Esa Pekka Salonen, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Emmanuelle Haïm, Ryan Brown, Emmanuel Krivine and Michel Plasson. She has appeared on the opera stage with conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, René Jacobs, Christophe Rousset, Kent Nagano, Sylvain Cambreling, Armin Jordan, Alain Lombard, James Conlon and Lorin Maazel. Ms. Le Roi has performed at numerous festivals, including Aix-en-Provence, Festival de la Chaise-Dieu, Festival de Beaune, Montpellier Festival de Radio France, Chorégies d’Orange, Salzburg Festival, Innsbruck Festival, Utrecht Early Music Festival and Boston Early Music Festival.