Aude Extrémo

Mezzo-soprano

Biography

Hailed by ADAMI as a “révélation classique,” French mezzo Aude Extrémo is now one of the leading interpreters of French repertoire.  She began her vocal studies at the Bordeaux conservatory, followed by two years at the prestigious Atelier Lyrique at the Paris Opera.

Aude won first prize at the ‘Amis du Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux’ competition in March 2007, as well as the first prize at the ‘Jeunes talents lyriques’ competition in April 2009, chaired by Michel Plasson.

Her first stage appearances saw her sing Carmen at the Opéra Bastide, Bordeaux, Suzuki (Madama Butterfly) at the Antibes festival, Olga (Eugene Onegin) in Vichy and the Page (Salomé) at the Opéra de Monte­-Carlo, a role she later sang at Opéra de Bordeaux. She then went on to sing Maddalena (Rigoletto) at Opéra de Tours and Opéra de Reims, appearing the same season as Ursule (Béatrice et Bénédict) at the “Festival Berlioz”.

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Reviews

“Quel bonheur d’entendre enfin un des plus grands rôles du répertoire français reconquis par une interprète qui chante dans sa langue natale ! ”

[What a pleasure to finally hear one of the greatest roles of the French repertoire (Dalila) reconquered by an singer in her native language!]

Laurent Bury

Forum Opéra, 2015

“…ineffable d’intelligence musicale vocale, déploie les séductions les plus langoureuses…”

[She displays the most languishing seductions with an ineffable musical and vocal intelligence]

Christian Colombeau

Podcast Journal, February 2017

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