a generous scene partner who offered wit and charm
"Filloux...offers a playful take on Old Lady to Bagwell’s Cunegonde during the last part of the night’s ode to Leonard Bernstein’s Candide. Filloux is a generous scene partner who offered wit and charm to the performance."
DC Theater Arts
at a glance
French-American mezzo-soprano Valérie Filloux has been noted for her "playful wit and charm." A current member of the Maryland Opera Studio, she covers Zerlina (Don Giovanni) and sings Younger Sister/Parent B in the premiere of Justine F. Chen and Jaqueline Goldfinger's TWA. She has spent summers with Aspen Music Festival and the Janiec Opera Company at the Brevard Music Center, with whom her assignments have included Zita (Gianni Schicchi), Mrs. Grose (Turn of the Screw), The Baker's Wife (cover, Into the Woods), several recitals and multi-genre concerts, and devising and premiering a new work in collaboration with Gala Flagello as part of the Aspen Composition Project. She recently finished her undergraduate studies at Northwestern University, earning a Bachelor of Music in Voice & Opera with program honors along with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies. While at NU, she performed Hansel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel and covered La récitante in Debussy’s La damoiselle élue. Originally scheduled to perform The Angel in Rubenstein’s The Demon at the Russian Opera Workshop, she spent the summer of 2020 studying both The Angel (The Demon) and Olga in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin due to Covid. In the 23/24 season, she looks forward to performing Nancy (Albert Herring), Florence Pike (Albert Herring), and Paula (Florencia en el Amazonas) with the Maryland Opera Studio.