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Faustine de Monès

Faustine de Monès

Faustine de Monès is a prize-winning soprano praised by The Guardian for her emotive expressivity and natural presence. She has performed on international stages including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the Opéra Comique, the Israeli Opera House, and under the baton of Lionel Bringuier, Hannu Lintu, Christian Curnyn, Luciano Acocella and Pedro Amaral.

Forthcoming and recent engagements include the creation of Betsy Jolas’ Ces Belles Années with Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Centre and Aix-en-Provence Festival; Saariaho with the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon, the Festival Musica in Strasbourg, Arte TV, the Musiikkitalo in Helsinki and the Palau de la Música in Barcelona; her 1rst Gilda in Rigoletto; and her debut for Opéra de Rouen as Frasquita in Carmen. With the Orchestre de Cannes, she opened the TV gala “Musiques en fête” for the Chorégies d’Orange for the second year in a row.

She is a winner of the Enescu International Singing Competition, the Vivonne International Competition, and the Toulouse Mélodie Française Competition.

Faustine’s roles over the years include Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Soeur Constance in Dialogues des Carmélites, Laurette in Le Docteur Miracle, Naïade in Ariadne auf Naxos, Sandmännchen in Hänsel und Gretel, Serpina in La Serva Padrona and Semele and Iris in Handel’s Semele.

She earned a 1st class bachelor’s degree with distinction from the Guildhall School of Music in London and her MM & Artist Diploma in Opera at Mannes New School of Music in New York.

Languages spoken : French, English


Photo credit : Thierry Merci