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Véronique Filloux


Praised for her “expressive, lovingly shaded soprano” and "dazzling coloratura and lithe stage presence [used] to piquant comedic effect" (Opera News), French-American soprano Véronique Filloux spent her summer with Des Moines Metro Opera, singing L'Amour and covering La Folie in Platée. She returned to Pittsburgh Opera as a second-year Resident Artist for the 2021/22 season, where her roles have included Papagena (The Magic Flute), The Girl/Luna (The Rose Elf, staged premiere), Frasquita (Carmen), Despina (Così fan tutte), Chan Parker (Charlie Parker’s Yardbird), and the title role in Handel’s Semele. She also performed recitals with Salt Marsh Opera and Musicians Club of Women and was scheduled to debut with the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven's Mass in C (cancelled due to Covid). This summer, Véronique debuts with Washington Concert Opera as Miss Ellen (Lakmé) alongside Erin Morley in the title role. She then returns to Des Moines Metro Opera as Peaseblossom/Tytania (cover) in A Midsummer Night's Dream. She looks forward to mainstage debuts with Arizona Opera and Berkshire Opera Festival in the 2022/23 season, during which time she makes several exciting role debuts including Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos), Liesl (The Sound of Music), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Agatha (Frankenstein), and Musetta (La bohème).

Active in competition, Véronique is the 1st Prize Winner of the 2022 Zenith Opera Competition, the 1st Place winner of the 2022 Mildred Miller Vocal Competition, the 1st Place winner of the 2021 Camille Coloratura Awards, 3rd Place winner and Audience Favorite in the 2022 Annapolis Opera Competition, a Pittsburgh District Winner of the 2020 Laffont Competition, the Handel Award winner in the 2021 Orpheus Vocal Competition, the Patricia A. Edwards Encouragement Award winner and Audience Favorite in the 2021 Annapolis Opera Competition, the 2nd Place winner of the 2021 Dorothy Lincoln-Smith Competition, Lynne Harvey Foundation/Virginia Cooper Maier Award winner in the 2020 Musicians Club of Women Competition, and a finalist in the 2021 Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition.

In the 2019/20 season, Véronique was seen as Shepherdess (Venus and Adonis) with Opera Lafayette, with whom she made her Kennedy Center debut as Tigrane (Radamisto) the previous season. She returned to solos in Carmina Burana, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, and Messiah with organizations including the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra and Bach Collegium San Diego, and she rejoined Music of the Baroque as Pales in Bach’s “Hunt Cantata.” Prior to Covid-19, she was scheduled to debut with Salt Marsh Opera as Clorinda (La Cenerentola) and Raylynmor Opera as Nannetta (Falstaff) and to sing Jeannie in Opera Lafayette’s modern premiere of Philidor’s The Blacksmith. 

Spending two summers with Central City Opera, Véronique sang Papagena (Die Zauberflöte) and the title role in Debussy’s La damoiselle élue, earning the 2019 Opera Guild Artist Sponsorship and winning both the company’s Young Artist Award and Apprentice Artist Award. Other recent highlights include her work with Chicago Opera Theater,  covering Brigitta (Iolanta) and Doodle (The Scarlet Ibis) with Chicago Opera Theater, and Handel's Dixit Dominus with Music of the Baroque. 

With the Maryland Opera Studio, her roles included Servilia (La clemenza di Tito), Soeur Constance (Dialogues des Carmélites), Lucia (The Rape of Lucretia), Amore (Orfeo ed Euridice), Mae Jones (Street Scene), and Lily (The Young King, world premiere). She also performed solos in Carmina Burana,  Messiah,  BWV 77, and BWV 172, and she debuted with Opera NEO as Isifile in Cavalli’s Il Giasone. Other past roles include Olympia (Les contes d'Hoffmann), Annina (La traviata), Silberklang (The Impresario), Cis (Albert Herring), and Adele (Die Fledermaus), as well as solos in Poulenc's Gloria, Gordon/Lang/Wolfe's lost objects, and Whitacre’s Goodnight Moon. Véronique earned her MM from the Maryland Opera Studio in 2018, winning UMD's Pomeroy Prize in 17th & 18th Century Music, and earned her BM at Northwestern University, magna cum laude, with degrees in Voice/Opera Performance and Operatic Languages and having completed the Creative Writing Sequence in Poetry.

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