Virginie Verrez



With a voice described as “dark hued” and “attractive throughout her range” by the New York Times, French mezzo-soprano Virginie Verrez is a rising star on the opera and concert stage. Virginie is a graduate of New York’s Juilliard School. She won the 2016 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition and was a winner of the 2015 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She was a member of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program 2015-2017.

Opera highlights in Virginie’s 2023/24 season include the title role in Carmen for Austin Opera. In concert, Virginie sings Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Orchestre national de Lyon/ Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider in concerts at Auditori Nacional Madrid and Auditori di Barcelona and with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra/ Nicholas Collon. In future seasons, Virginie makes her debut at Teatro alla Scala as Flosshilde in David McVicar’s new productions of Das Rheingold and Götterdämmerung, conducted by Christian Thielemann. Virginie’s portrayal of Prince Raphaël in La Princesse de Trébizonde for Opera Rara is released this year.

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“The French mezzo-soprano Virginie Verrez also made a strong impression, her silvery, dark-hued voice attractive throughout her range, demonstrating impressive control in her interpretations of selections from Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito and Barber’s Vanessa.”

Vivien Schweitzer

The Telegraph

“Carmen, played by French Mezzo-Soprano Virginie Verrez truly commands the stage and enthrals the audience with her voice, flare and aura as the music plays from the pit.”

Kamila Bielawska

One Plymouth