Estelle Poscio

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The Swiss soprano Estelle Poscio grew up in the Valais where she makes her stage debuts with the roles of Zerlina (Don Giovanni, Mozart) and Morgana (Alcina, Händel). She studied at the the Zurich University of the Arts with Prof. Jane Thorner-Mengedoth, and was admitted to the International Opera Studio of the Opera Zürich. She was brilliantly awarded her diploma “Master of Arts in Music Perfomance” in 2015.

As a grant holder of the Armin-Weltner-Stiftung, she was hired by the Salzburg Festival to participate in the Young Singers Project 2013. She sang in two of Mozart’s operas for children, the parts of Blondchen (Entführung aus dem Serail) and of the Queen of the night (Kinderzauberflöte). At this Festival, she also interpreted the role of Mme Herz in a concert version of Mozart’s Schauspieldirektor under the direction of Theodor Guschlbauer. As a guest of the German television channel SWR, she participed in “Emmerich Smola Förderpreis 2014", which helps launch young talents on television.

She is regularly invited for recitals and concerts, in Switzerland as well as abroad. She notably sings Dallapiccola’s Quattro liriche di Antonio Machado with orchestra, as well as Ravel’s Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé in Luzern. She is soloiste in Mozart’s Vesperae di Dominica, Honnegger’s Roi David, Brahm’s Deutsches Requiem with the Choeur Suisse de Jeunes, and within the space of two years’ time she interprets many of Bach’s cantatas with the Ensemble of the cathedrale of Sion. She also sings the contemporary Song cycle of György Kurtag Requiem po drugu during a Prélude Musical in the Tonhalle Zürich.

Amongst her projects, she will be Mme Herz in a new production of the Schauspieldirektor, coproduced by the Opera of Zürich and the Theater Kanton Zürich. Engaged by the Centre de Promotion lyrique français, she will create the role of China in the creation of Martin Matalon’s opera L'Ombre de Vesceslao, coproduced by eight french theaters during the season 2016/2017.