About me


Canadian, Nathalie Doucet enjoys an international career as a collaborator and vocal and opera coach. Since starting her professional coaching career as Opera Coach on staff at McGill University in 1996, her years of work and experience have seen her career rapidly grow and have allowed her to coach and play for many opera companies, young artist programs and universities in Canada, the United States and Europe.

In the United States, Doucet held positions with many opera Companies and Music Schools including DesMoines Metro Opera (Music Director for Opera Iowa), Orlando Opera (Young Artist Program Director and Orlando Youth Opera Director, Rehearsal Pianist), University of Tennessee (Faculty Coach), Knoxville Opera Company(Principal Coach). She has been invited to be on faculty for many summer programs in Europe and Canada, among them: in Ontario, Canada, Summer Opera Lyric Theater and the Highlands Opera Studio, in Oberaudorf, Germany for Music Theater Bavaria, in Graz, she is a recurring faculty member for the American Institute of Musical Studies, otherwise knows as AIMS and in 2013 is returning for the third time as faculty member for the renowned Center for Opera Studies in Italy (C.O.S.I.) in Sulmona, Italy, all of them along side a very impressive Faculty of teachers and coaches. Comfortable on stage as a recital partner, she has also been featured in several recitals for the CBC, Canadian Broadcast Company Radio as well as public radio stations in the USA, most frequently WUOT in Knoxville and WMFE in Orlando. In 2009, she was invited to be the on-air critic for opera performances at the Canadian Broadcast Company/Radio Canada (French channel) of Ontario, Canada.

Concert in Belgium
Concert in Belgium

During her brief return to Canada from several years working and living in the United States in 2005, Doucet kept busy working for many companies in and around the Greater Toronto Area and Montreal such as: Opera in Concert, Toronto Operetta Theatre, Summer Opera Lyric Theatre, Opera York, Queen of Puddings andTapestry New Opera Work, Canadian Opera Company, Opéra de Montréal and has been on Faculty at York University as a piano instructor and collaborative pianist and also as a coach and collaborator at the University of Toronto. At the end of 2009, Doucet moved to The Netherlands where her European career has taken off at a rapid pace. She has held the position of Head Coach the Opera Studio Nederland and has been a regular recital partner for many of The Netherlands’ best singers, she has played in many great concert halls in The Netherlands  including the renowned Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and since 2011 she has been opera coach and French language coach for the Dutch National Opera Academy. As French coaching is her specialty ,she is also professor of French Diction at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Doucet has also worked as accompanist for many high profile and international competitions including the Heinz Rehfuss Vocal competiton, the Metropolitain Opera Council Auditions, the International Vocal Competiton (IVC), Neue StimmenInternational Singing  competition and the Belvedere competiton. Doucet also works regularly as a freelance repetiteur and coach for many of the Netherlands’ opera organisations including the Dutch National Opera, Reisopera and the NTR-Zaterdagmatinee.  Since 2015 Nathalie Doucet and Cécile van de Sant are part of Duo Aurora presenting song recitals throughout The Netherlands.



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