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Feb 21, 2024

A classical voyage with… Adèle Charvet

In the latest episode of ‘A classical voyage with…’, What the France has another interview all about classical music for you, as this time, we meet exceptional mezzo-soprano and Conservatoire de Paris graduate Adèle Charvet.

An interview with Adèle Charvet

In this exclusive interview, the 30-year-old takes a look back at her career so far, from being able to sing at an incredibly young age to giving a life-changing performance at Verbier Festival. Charvet also shares her love of The Journal of Hélène Berr – which she recently had the honour of performing in opera form – as well as revealing her favourite French dishes and her number-one French expression.

So, who is Adèle Charvet?

Born on 25th May 1993, Adèle Charvet began her music career at the age of six. Having sung as part of Claire Marchand’s choir and at Radio France’s choir school, in 2008, she joined the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris, from which she graduated with honours in 2013, before moving up to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.

Charvet’s career

As one half of a duo with pianist Florian Caroubi, Charvet has taken home several awards over the last nine years, including the Melody Prize at the Nadia and Lili Boulanger International Voice-Piano Competition in 2015 as well as the Prix Yves Paternot at the aforementioned Verbier Festival in 2017, while her 2019 debut album, entitled Long Time Ago and released via Alpha Classics, explores American and English repertoire alongside pianist Susan Manoff.

Having made her stage debut in Prince Igor at the Dutch National Opera in 2017, the Montpellier native followed this up with a series of standout roles, starring as the nanny in Eugene Onegin during her triumphant performance at Verbier, as Mercédès in Carmen at the Royal Opera House in London and as Javotte in Manon at both the Opéra National de Bordeaux and the Opéra Comique in Paris. More recently, Charvet has shone in productions including Benvenuto Cellini, Roméo et Juliette and Parsifal, while in concert, she has performed with orchestras as renowned as the London Symphony Orchestra and Les Siècles.

Before you go, why not check out Adèle Charvet alongside French chamber ensemble Le Consort on our Keep it Classique playlist?


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