VIRGINIE POCHON
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The French soprano Virginie Pochon studied musicology at the University of Lyon and continued her vocal studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon coached by Lorraine Nubar and Margreet Honig. She later joined the Opéra Studio of the Opéra National de Lyon.

Part of the ensemble of the Opéra National de Lyon until 2004, Virginie Pochon has interpreted many roles including Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Sophie in Werther, Despina in Cosi fan tutte, Papagena  in Die Zauberflöte, Frasquita in Carmen, Giannetta in L’Elisir d’amore, Annio in La Clemenza di Tito and Musetta in La Bohème

Out of Lyon, Virginie Pochon performed as Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Opéra National de Paris, Camille in Charpentier’s Louise at the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse and at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Rosina in Mozart’s La Finta Semplice at the Angers-Nantes Opéra and the role of l’Ange in Messiaen’s Saint François d’Assise at the Lucerne Festival.

Past engagements have included Constance in Dialogues des Carmélites at the Opéra de Toulon, Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro and Despina in Cosi fan tutte at the Opéra de Montpellier, Annette in the French version of Von Weber’s Der Freischütz at the Opéra Comique in Paris and at the BBC Proms with John Eliot Gardiner conducting, Jacqueline in Messager’s Fortunio at the Opéra Comique, Serpina in La Serva Padrona at the Angers-Nantes Opéra, Dircé in Medée at La Monnaie in Brussels, Frasquita in Carmen at the Opéra Comique and at the Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg, Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Despina in Cosi fan tutte at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie and the Opéra de Rouen, Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte at the Angers-Nantes Opéra, Karolka in Jenufa at the Angers-Nantes Opéra and at the Opéra de Marseille, Nadia in La veuve joyeuse at the Opéra de Montpellier, Brigitta in Iolanta at De Nederlandse Opera, Oscar in Un ballo in maschera at the Opéra de Montpellier, Juliette in Roméo et Juliette and Musetta in La Bohème both at the Opéra National de Lyon, Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Théâtre du Châtelet and Despina in Cosi fan tutte at the Opéra de Rennes.

She has had the pleasure to collaborate with conductors such as Kent Nagano, Sir Neville Marriner, Paolo Olmi, Marc Minkowski, Armin Jordan, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Louis Langrée and Peter Eötvös.

On the concert stage she has performed with all major orchestras in France as well as with The Radio Kamerfilharmonie of The Netherlands, Ensemble Utopik, The Budapest Festival Orchestra, The Philharmonic Orchestra of Caracas etc.


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Opera
ComposerWork
BizetCarmenFrasquita
CharpentierLouiseCamille
DonizettiL'elisir D’AmoreGiannetta
DvorakRusalkaDryade
GluckOrfeo Ed EuridiceEuridice
GounodRoméo Et JulietteJuliette
JanacekJenufaKarolka
Jolas BetsySchliemannSophia
LeharLa Veuve JoyeuseNadia
ManouryLa FrontiereLa Jeune Femme
MassenetWertherSophie
MessagerFortunioJacqueline
MessiaenSt François D'assiseL'ange
MilhaudLes Malheurs D'orphéeEurydice
MonteverdiOrfeo Ninfa Et Euridice
MozartLe Nozze di FigaroMarcellina
MozartLa Clemenza di TitoAnnius
MozartCosi Fan TutteDespina
MozartDon GiovanniZerlina
MozartZauberflötePapagena
MozartZauberflöte1ère Dame
MozartZauberflötePamina
MozartLe Nozze di FigaroCherubino
MozartLe Nozze di FigaroSusanna
OffenbachMr ChoufleuriErnestine
OffenbachLa Vie ParisienneGabrielle
OffenbachOrphée Aux EnfersDiane
PergolesiLa Serva PadronaSerpina
ProkofievBetrothal in a MonasteryLouisa
ProkofievL'Amour des trois orangesLa Princesse
PucciniLa BohèmeMusetta
RavelL'enfant et les sortilègesLa Princesse
RossiniIl barbiere di SivigliaBerta
ScarlattiSedecciaLa Reine
ShostakovichLe NezLa Fille
Strauss.RAriadne auf NaxosEcho
VerdiUn Ballo in MascheraOscar
VerdiDon CarlosThibault
VerdiLaTraviataFlora
VerdiLa TraviataAnnina
WeberFreischützAnnette

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VIRGINIE POCHON: F.C. de Blamont, Égine ou Les Fêtes de Thétis, Dans un songe les Dieux m'ont annoncé

VIRGINIE POCHON: F.C. de Blamont, Égine ou Les Fêtes de Thétis, Vous m'aimez, je vous adore!

"It seemed odd to present the French version of a work and include just two francophone singers in the cast, though one of them, Virginie Pochon as Annette (Aennchen in the original), was the evening's standout performer"
 
The Guardian, About the role of Annette in the Berlioz version Le Freischütz at the BBC Proms, September 2011
"The soloists were largely excellent. Bass Gidon Saks (as Gaspard, the frustrated assistant forester gone bad) and soprano Virginie Pochon (as girl’s best friend Annette) unequivocally stole the show, such was their capacity for dramatic communication."
Flora Willson for MusicalCriticism.com , About the role of Annette in the Berlioz version Le Freischütz at the BBC Proms, September 2011

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