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Véronique Filloux, soprano

Véronique Filloux is a second-year Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist in 2021-22. Her roles this season included Papagena in The Magic Flute, The Girl (Luna) in The Rose Elf, and Frasquita in Carmen

In the 2020-21 season, she played Despina in Così fan tutte, Chan Parker in Charlie Parker’s Yardbird, and the title role in Semele.

In the 2019/20 season, Véronique performed the roles of Shepherdess/Soprano Soloist (Venus and Adonis) with Opera Lafayette, with whom she previously made her Kennedy Center debut as Tigrane (Radamisto). An active concert singer, she returned to solos in Carmina Burana, Bach’s Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, and Handel’s Messiah, with organizations including the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra and Bach Collegium San Diego. She also rejoined Chicago’s Music of the Baroque as Pales in Bach’s “Hunt Cantata” and Aricie/La chasseresse (Hippolyte et Aricie, excerpts). Prior to Covid-19, she was scheduled to sing Jeannie in the modern premiere Philidor’s The Blacksmith with Opera Lafayette, as well as to make her role and company debuts with Salt Marsh Opera as Clorinda (La Cenerentola) and with Des Moines Metro Opera as L’Amour/La Folie (cover) in Rameau’s Platée.

Véronique recently completed two summers with Central City Opera, with whom she sang both Papagena (Die Zauberflöte) in 2018 and the title role in Debussy’s La damoiselle élue in 2019. The 2019 CCO Guild Sponsored Artist, she was also awarded the company’s Apprentice Artist Award in 2019 and its prestigious Central City Opera Young Artist Award in 2018. Other highlights of the 2018/19 season include her work with Chicago Opera Theatre, covering Brigitta (Iolanta) and Doodle (The Scarlet Ibis), and solos in Handel’s Dixit Dominus and The Fairy Queen (excerpts) with Music of the Baroque.

A graduate of the Maryland Opera Studio, she performed Soeur Constance (Dialogues des Carmélites), Servilia (La clemenza di Tito), Mae Jones (Street Scene), and Lily (The Young King-world premiere) as well as covering Amore (Orfeo ed Euridice) and Lucia (The Rape of Lucretia). Additional performances include Isifile (Il Giasone), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Olympia (Les contes d’Hoffmann), Silberklang (The Impresario), Gordon/Lang/Wolfe’s lost objects, and Poulenc’s Gloria with organizations including Opera NEO, Opera in the Ozarks, and Northwestern University.

Véronique is a first prize winner in the Saltworks Opera Competition, an Encouragement Award recipient from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions-Capitol District, and the 2020 winner of the Lynne Harvey Foundation/Virginia Cooper Maier Award from the Musicians Club of Women.

Ms. Filloux's Residency is generously sponsored by Michele and Pat Atkins. 

"Véronique Filloux [was] perfectly cast," says onStage Pittsburgh. "The delightful Act II quintet ... was one of the most brilliant moments of the evening."

"Soprano Véronique Filloux (The Girl/Luna) delivered the sterling performance she always does. She has a voice of great strength and beauty, and it’s a safe bet to predict that a colorful future awaits her." - onStage Pittsburgh

Véronique Filloux "didn’t disappoint...her singing and acting of the part was one of the highlights of the evening." said onStage Pittsburgh

Véronique Filloux as Semele: "the strength and flexibility of her voice were on full display throughout the evening"

Véronique Filloux as Chan Parker (with Martin Bakari) in Charlie Parker's Yardbird "Véronique Filloux as Chan ... makes these portions shine"

Véronique Filloux's Despina could find herself 'at home in any production of the Mozart opera – classic buffo characters presented with flare and fidelity' said Seen and Heard International.

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