The 2013-2014 season academicians - Biographies

Marion Tassou, soprano

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A member of the Opéra de Nantes choir school, she studied at the Conservatoire de Nantes and at the CNSMD in Lyon (I. Germain, F. Boulanger). She has played the parts of Pamina (Opéra de Massy), Pauline in La vie parisienne (Montpellier), Blanche de La Force (Atelier Lyrique des Pays de Savoie) and lately Eurydice (in Orphée by Gluck at the Opéra de Limoges). She has been Zerlina in Don Giovanni at the Festival de Saint Céré and Héro in Béatrice et Bénédict at the Festival de la Côte Saint André under the baton of François-Xavier Roth.


Judith Fa, soprano

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After her musical education in Paris' Maitrise de Radio France, Judith Fa studies at the Conservatory of Amsterdam in Sasja Hunnego's class. There she can benefit from the advices of Margreet Honig, Ira Siff, Udo Reinemann for the Lied. Then she joins the Dutch National Opera Academy (dir: A. Oliver). She sings Feu, Princesse and Rossignol in l'Enfant et les sortilèges (dir. A. Hermus), Serpetta in la Finta Giardiniera, La Serva Padrona by Pergolesi, Parasha in Mavra by Stravinsky and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro (dir. R. Egarr).


Roxane Chalard, soprano

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A graduate in biology and geology, Roxane Chalard studied singing at the Conservatoire de Paris. She was a finalist at the Concours de Marmande and won the Concours Bellan in chamber music with harpist Anaëlle Tourret. Roxane has already played several Mozartian roles on stage: Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Sandrina in La Finta Giardiniera and Pamina in The Magic Flute (Théâtre du Ranelagh in Paris and Konzerthaus in Dortmund). She has performed as a soloist in Brahms’s A German Requiem and played Rita (Donizetti, Rita ou le mari battu), Frasquita (Bizet, Carmen) and La Blanche Aline (Honegger, Les Aventures du Roi Pausole).


Yete Queiroz, mezzo-soprano

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Yete Queiroz began her vocal studies at the Levallois Conservatory where she earned her DFE, then her diploma in 2006 at the de Rueil-Malmaison Conservatory with special mention. She was the 2009 recipient of the CNIPAL prize at the Marmande Voice Competition. In 2011, she was invited by the prestigious academy of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence for the Mozart/Haendel residency. She sang in Goyescas by Granados (Festival de Radio France conducted by A. Altinoglu), in Rusalka by Dvorak (the second nymphe, Opéra de Montpellier), Lola (Cavalleria Rusticana at the Opéra de Saint-Etienne), Papagena (at the Opéra de Marseille). She was programmed at the theatres of Toulon, Avignon and Marseille.


Christianne Belanger, mezzo-soprano

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The 2013 winner at the Concours International de Chant Lyrique in Corsica, Canadian mezzo-soprano Christianne Bélanger also recently won the First Prize and many scholarships from Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques. She has sung The Mother (The Consul) at Opéra de Montréal, Cesare (Giulio Cesare in Egitto) with Orchestra London, Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), Mrs. Grose (The Turn of the Screw), Berta (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and many others. She has sung alto solo in Stabat Mater (Pergolesi), Johannes Passion (Bach), Requiem (Duruflé), Oratorio de Noël (Saint-Saëns)… She also performs frequently in concerts and recitals ; she will be giving a recital tour in China in 2015.


Mark Van Arsdale, tenor

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Graduate of Northwestern and Indiana Universities, Mr. Van Arsdale is a former studio member and regular collaborator with the Opéra national du Rhin, where he sang Ramiro (La cenerentola), Ernesto (Don Pasquale), Alberto (L'occasione fa il ladro), Bois-Rosé (Les Huguenots), and Nadir (Ali Baba), among many others. As a Mozart specialist, he has sung Don Ottavio (dir. J. Levine), Tamino, Belmonte and Ferrando, both in the United States and France. Concert highlights include Mozart's Requiem with the Strasbourg Philharmonic, Die Schöpfung with the Opéra national du Rhin, as well as Handel's Messiah and Britten's War Requiem, both in the United States.


Laurent Deleuil, baritone

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After his studies at Université de Montréal (voice and piano), he received third prize at the prestigious canadian competition le Prix d’Europe and is a finalist of the Marmande competition. As a member of the Dutch National Opera Academy, he sang, amongst others, in la Finta Giardiniera, l’Enfant et les sortilèges, l’Elisir d’amore and les Mamelles de Tirésias. He took part in many contemporary creations and recently performed the main role in Owen Wingrave (Opéra Studio de l’Opéra National du Rhin) and in concert with the Monte-Carlo Philarmonic Orchestra conducted by Gianluigi Gelmetti.


Vianney Guyonnet, bass-baritone

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A member of the choir school of the Petits chanteurs à la Croix de Bois, he studied the flute, the piano and singing (Conservatoire de Rueil-Malmaison). Prize-winner of the Concours de Béziers and Concours de Vivonne, finalist of the Concours de Marmande, he sang in L'Enfant et les sortilèges (Festival de Sens), The Magic Flute (Festival de La Charité-sur-Loire, Théâtre du Châtelet), Carmen (Zuniga), L'Enfance du Christ by Berlioz, La Traviata, Cosi fan tutte, Faust, La Bohême, La Belle Hélène, Don Giovanni.