Véronique Filloux, soprano
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.
Excerpt from Così fan tutte - “In men you expect to find fidelity?”
Semele (Véronique Filloux) is quite pleased with her good looks, and her vanity irks Juno (Maire Therese Carmack), who is disguised as Semele's sister Ino.
Semele (Véronique Filloux) basks in the glow of the endless pleasure and endless love she derives from her affair with Jove, King of the Gods.
Frasquita (Véronique Filloux) and Mercédès (Leah Heater) use tarot cards to learn their futures.