The Assemblée Nationale is not the only French institution to pave the way for young people. The Opéra Comique is supporting budding young singers, and soprano Jodie Devos is one of them. In residency with the Nouvelle Troupe Favart, she’s just played Rosa in Le Timbre d’argent and appears on June 23rd “At lunch time” in an all-French program with tenor Yu Shao. She’ll be Alice in Le Comte Ory next December.
Friday 23 June at 1 pm at Foyer Favart
The ideal work to make people like opera: Die Zauberflöte.
The ideal work to make people dislike opera: for a true novice, any Wagner in its entirety could qualify.
Your favorite composer: Puccini.
The character you like interpreting: Lakmé.
The character you hate interpreting: the useless peasant woman.
The heroine you’d like to embody in real life: Susanna.
The sound, the noise you like: the sound of the waves.
The female singer you most admire: Diana Damrau.
The male singer you most admire: I’m not very original, Jonas Kaufmann.
The best language to sing: French.
The aria or song you sing while taking a shower: it differs with each new production or according to my Spotify playlist.
An opera hero or heroine to govern France: if there’s one, I don’t know her/him yet. Those I know all end up dead from loving, either traitors or betrayed.
Your favorite opéra comique: Lakmé
The artist you’d have liked to meet: Maria Callas.
The song you’d take on a deserted island: a song? Not a record? Well, if I must pick one: The Show Must Go On by Queen.
The song you’re ashamed to sing: Ce rêve bleu.
Your current state of mind: I’m so very happy though a bit sad this evening of last performance.