Katia Ledoux

Vita

Young French mezzosoprano Katia Ledoux moved to Austria as a child and grew up in a trilingual (French – English – German) environment. When she was 6 years old, she started singing in the boys’ choir Schubert Sängerknaben Wien in Vienna. In 2008, she received the first prize at the Austrian Prima la Musica competition for young singers. One year later, she was admitted at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Since then, she has also become a laureate of the 2017 Feruccio Tagliavini Competition, the 2018 awardee for the Bayreuth Grant as well as the 2018 Dutch Press Prize Winner of the International Vocal Competition in ’s-Hertogenbosch. For the season 2019/20, the mezzosoprano is a member of the International Opera Studio in Zurich.

Currently, she is studying at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, in the class of professor Ulf Bästlein.

On stage, she has sung Maddalena in Verdi’s “Rigoletto” (Passion Opera Festival 2013), as Marcellina in “Le Nozze di Figaro” by Mozart (Stadttheater Schaffhausen, Kammeroper Schönbrunn, Sommerserenaden Graz, Orangerie Schönbrunn, Palais Eschenbach, Casino Baumgarten, Stadttheater Wels, …), as Gräfin von Schwabbel, the mean stepmother, in the German translation of “Cendrillon” by Massenet (Kinderoper [opera for children] Jennersdorf 2014), as Zita in Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi” (Schlosstheater Schönbrunn, spring 2015), as Nerone in “L’incoronazione di Poppea” by Monteverdi (MDW Production, autumn 2015), as Ganymed in “Die schöne Galathée” by Suppé (MDW Production, autumn 2016), as Sulpice in Donizetti’s “La fille du régiment” (Kinderoper Jennersdorf 2016), as Dorabella in Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte” and as Mme de Croissy in Poulenc’s “Les dialogues des carmélites”. In 2019, Katia Ledoux is having her debut in Amsterdam as Geneviève in “Pelléas et Mélisande” at the Dutch National Opera, with the Concertgebouw Orchester.

In June 2017, she had her debut at the MUMUTh Graz as Frau von Luber in “Der Silbersee” by Kurt Weill under the baton of Dirk Kaftan. She debuted at the Oper Graz as the Mother in Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors” and, in 2017, at the contemporary music festival Steirischer Herbst in the world premiere of the opera “Electric Dreams” by Matthew Shlomowitz.

In spring 2014, Katia Ledoux was selected to perform the opera “Brundibár” by Hans Krása at a commemoration ceremony in the Austrian Parliament.

The multi-facetted mezzosoprano also gained a lot of experience in the world of spoken theatre through working at the renowned Festspiele Reichenau, being on stage with the biggest Austrian stars of the world of spoken theatre (Petra Morzé, Stephanie Dvorak, Martin Schwab – just to name a few) in the productions of 2016 and 2018.

While her heart really beats for opera, she has proven her fluency with Lied time and time again by being booked for concerts in Austria, France, Germany, Russia and the Netherlands. Her current Lied coach is Prof. Joseph Breinl, but she stays thankful to and influenced by all her former coaches, including Bernhard Adler, Rannveig Braga, Thilo Dahlmann, Julius Drake and Matthias Lademann.

Conductors she has performed with*:
Boris Brinkmann, Roger Diaz-Cajamarca, Frank Cramer, Hartmut Haenchen, Wolfgang Hattinger, Marie Jacquot, Dirk Kaftan, Guido Mancusi, Peter Marschik, Marcus Merkel, Filip Paluchowski, Rui Rodrigues, David Schlager, Raimonda Skabeikaitè, Svetlomir Zlatkov, …

Pianists she has performed with*:
Stacey Bartsch, Stipe Bilić, Pedro Costa, Sasha El Mouissi, Marek Jancović, Tatjana Maksimova, Lyndsi Maus, Magdalena Moser, Rasikamon Siyapong, Andreas Wildner, …

Directors she has performed with*:
Beverly Blankenship, Lorenzo Fioroni, Daniel Foky, Marie Helle, Philipp M. Krenn, Reto Nickler, Benjamin Prins, Michael Temme, Katharina Thoma, René Zisterer, …

* Lists are sorted alphabetically and by no means exhaustive.

Last update: February 2019

Katia Ledoux

Booking agent

Olivier Lallouette

TACT International Art Management

lallouette@tact4art.com

+31 633 04 24 94