Related Vocal Studies / French Diction (College)
French mezzo-soprano Elsa Quéron completed her Master’s in Voice Performance at Manhattan School of Music in 2014.
Ms. Quéron is the author of a series of French opera libretti translations and phonetic transcripts, much in the style of the late Nico Castel. Her collection French Operas by Elsa includes 17 operas, from Ravel to Offenbach and Poulenc, and 4 anthologies of famous French arias for the different voice types. Ms. Quéron is gaining popularity as a French diction coach, and has taught at the Manhattan School of Music, Joan Dornemann’s International Vocal Arts Institute and with the International Summer Opera Festival of Morelia in Mexico, where she is Head of Faculty.
As a singer, Ms. Quéron was praised by the Wall Street Journal as “fierce and determined” and by Parterre for her “spunky charisma […] and clear mezzo soprano” and captured attention in the role of Sarah in the recent revival in New York City of Paula Kimper’s Lincoln Center-commissioned opera Patience & Sarah. “Her charismatic performance and clear, strong voice were the rock that held the performance together” (Broadway World). Other roles in her repertoire include Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, L’Enfant in L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel, Mercedes in Carmen, among others.
In France, she studied at the Conservatoire in Paris from 2006 to 2010.