» It is also an opportunity to discover Nadège Meden, a great lyricist full of potential – and aplomb, in an Abigaille with a striking high register. »
CLÉMENT DEMEURE – FORUM OPÉRA
Gifted with a full-bodied and agile voice, Nadège excels particularly in the heroine roles of Verdi and the XIX Century French repertoire, who have inspired these rich scores with their passionate impetus, the lyric nature of their sentiments, and their strong character. The young soprano has lent her unique timbre to the portrayal of Freia and Woglinde (L’Or du Rhin, Wagner) with l’Académie de Vendôme (2015-2016), conducted by d’Alexandre Myrat and Amaury du Closel, Tosca (Tosca, Verdi) at l’Opéra de Busseto, Dido (Dido and Aeneas, Purcell), Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte), Mercedès and Carmen (Carmen, Bizet), Vénus (Orphée aux Enfers, Offenbach, 2018) and Elettra (Idoméneo, Mozart), Pamina (2018).
In concert, you may have heard her with Salon-de-Provence (festival de jeunes talents), in Nei Stëmmen’s gala in Luxembourg, in the Festival Musica Le Mans (2018). Nadège was a finalist for Voce verdiane in Teatro Regio di Parma in January 2018. She sang the Verdi Requiem in 2019.
She began her musical studies at the age of 5, first with the piano. As she began to sing in several choruses and vocal ensembles her vocal talent was quickly recognized and chosen as soloist. On the advice of tenor Carlo Gaïfa (la Scala de Milan) she decided to devote herself solely to singing. She
graduated with summa cum laude from her Bachelors from the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Versailles et her masters at la Schola Cantorum de Paris. She has an Artist Diploma from Schola Cantorum Paris.
She has participated in Master Classes with Michel Plasson, Françoise Pollet, Carlo Gaifa, Cheryl Studer, Karine Deshayes, Viorica Cortez, Grace Bumbry, Nadine Denize, Jennifer Larmore, Anna Pirozzi.