LOVINGLY SHADED SOPRANO”
"Easily filling the church with an expressive, lovingly shaded soprano, Véronique Filloux portrayed the Damozel with an inviting mixture of sorrow and joy at the prospect that the two lovers might one day meet in heaven."
O P E R A N E W S | La damoiselle élue
French-American soprano Véronique Filloux has been praised as "showstopping... she used her dazzling coloratura and lithe stage presence to piquant comedic effect" (Opera News). A former Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist, her roles included Despina (Così fan tutte), Papagena (The Magic Flute), The Girl/Luna (The Rose Elf, staged premiere), Frasquita (Carmen), Chan Parker (Charlie Parker’s Yardbird), and the title role in Handel’s Semele.
This summer, Véronique debuts with Washington Concert Opera as Miss Ellen (Lakmé) and 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, making several exciting role debuts including Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos), Liesl (The Sound of Music), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), and Musetta (La bohème). She the 1st Prize Winner of both the 2022 Mildred Miller Competition and the 2022 Zenith Opera Competition, as well as a 2021 Jensen Competition Finalist and a Laffont Competition district winner.
“MELISMATIC DISPLAYS OF VOCAL DEXTERITY AND POWER”
Véronique Filloux is the soprano playing Semele, a role that fits her youth and voice type very well. She displays the naivete, playfulness, and emerging self-determination of her character... Her coloratura and melismatic displays of vocal dexterity and power were impressive enough, but it was in the gentlest aria "O Sleep, why dost thou leave me" that the beauty of her voice comes to the fore."
O P E R A G E N E | Semele