In order to support young talents and promote equal opportunities, the Opéra Comique awards 9,500€ scholarships every year to five talented young singers in the making.
Thanks to generous bequests from Malvina and Denise Menda, and in partnership with the Fondation de France, the Opéra Comique’s Foyer was a medley of emotions as four sopranos and a baritone were awarded their scholarships.
Rachel Masclet, Judith Gasnier, Amélie Tatti, Lysa Menu and Halidou Nombre were presented with the now annual Menda scholarship by Louis Langrée, the Opéra Comique’s Director, and Agathe Waquet, responsible for the Fondation de France’s cultural foundations. A wonderful opportunity to spend a lyrical evening full of surprises as the soprano Amélie Tatti turns out to be… a former usherette of the Salle Favart!
Discover these upcoming talents in pictures
The three « young soloists » laureates
Fondation pour l’Opéra Comique, donations, bequests, taxation
“Patronage isn’t just about loving an institution but feeling responsible for its future.” Louis Langrée