Friday, June 14, 2019

"Thé new discovery is mezzo-soprano Katia Ledoux, who possesses a hard to find, utterly individual and soulful sound."- NRC Handelsblad

This month, the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam adopted two IVC laureates for their version of Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande: mezzo-soprano Katia Ledoux and baritone Michael Wilmering. They sing the roles of respectively Geneviève, mère de Pelléas et Golaud en Le médicin.

Much praise for the musical execution led by Stéphane Denève was expressed by critics. Like NRC other media mentioned Katia Ledoux separately:

"The only French singer was Katia Ledoux (Geneviève), and her role jumped out due to her perfect diction." (Trouw)

"Katia Ledoux sang a elegant Genevieve." (Place de l'Opera)

Paul Appleby (Pelléas) and Elena Tsallagova (Mélisande) in Pelléas et Mélisande van Claude Debussy, this month staged by the Dutch National Opera.