Véronique Filloux

Véronique Filloux Portrait

Praised for her “expressive, lovingly shaded soprano” and "dazzling coloratura and lithe stage presence [used] to piquant comedic effect" (Opera News), French-American soprano Véronique Filloux was delighted to spend her summer with Wolf Trap Opera as a Filene Artist, singing Iris (Semele) and giving two recitals. Véronique looks forward to an exciting 2023/24 season entirely of role debuts, with engagements including debuts with Berkshire Opera Festival as Musetta (La bohème), Livermore Valley Opera as Curley's Wife (Of Mice and Men), and Annapolis Opera as Adina (L'elisir d'amore). She makes two returns to Arizona Opera, singing Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Zerlina (Don Giovanni), as well as returning to Central City Opera as Mrs. Fiorentino (Street Scene). On the concert stage, she debuts with Alabama Symphony Orchestra as the soprano soloist in Handel's Messiah. She is thrilled to join The Metropolitan Opera as Helen in the workshop of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Mason Bates and Gene Scheer this December.

Véronique began the 2022/23 season by winning 1st Prize in the Zenith Opera Competition and debuting with Washington Concert Opera as Miss Ellen (Lakmé). While in residence with Arizona Opera, she made several exciting role debuts including Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos), Liesl (The Sound of Music), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), and Agatha (Frankenstein- workshop). She also joined Pacific Opera Project as Martesia in the US premiere of Vivaldi's Ercole su'l Termodonte. She spent the summers of 2021 and 2022 with Des Moines Metro Opera, singing Peaseblossom and covering Tytania in A Midsummer Night's Dream and singing L'Amour and covering La Folie in Rameau's Platée. A frequent performer of baroque opera, her other roles in this area include Handel’s titular Semele, Isifile (Il Giasone), Tigrane (Radamisto), Shepherdess/Soprano Soloist (Venus and Adonis), and Jeannette in the modern premiere of Philidor’s Le maréchal ferrant (cancelled due to Covid-19).

As a Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist for the 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons, Véronique’s roles included Despina (Così fan tutte), Chan Parker (Charlie Parker’s Yardbird), Papagena (The Magic Flute), The Girl/Luna (The Rose Elf, staged premiere), Frasquita (Carmen), and the title role in Handel’s Semele. In competition, Véronique has won 1st Place in the 2022 Zenith Opera Competition, the 2023 Dorothy Lincoln-Smith Competition of Arizona, the 2022 Mildred Miller Vocal Competition, and the 2021 Camille Coloratura Awards. She has also earned major prizes from the Orpheus Competition and the Annapolis Opera Competition. She is the Lynne Harvey Foundation/Virginia Cooper Maier Award winner in the 2020 Musicians Club of Women Competition, a District Winner of both the 2020 and 2023 Laffont Competition, and a two-time finalist in the Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition.

​In past seasons, Véronique has been proud to perform with companies including Chicago Opera Theater, Central City Opera, and Opera Lafayette. On the concert stage, she has performed solos in Carmina Burana, Messiah, Poulenc’s Gloria, Gordon/Lang/Wolfe's lost objects, Handel’s Dixit Dominus, and many Bach cantatas with organizations including Chicago’s Music of the Baroque, Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, and Bach Collegium San Diego. She has given recitals in collaboration with Wolf Trap Opera, Central City Opera, Salt Marsh Opera, and Musicians Club of Women.