Katia Ledoux | mezzo-soprano

Katia Ledoux

"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. In 2016 she found her teacher Ulf Bästlein at the university of arts in Graz. 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 and the first prize winner of the Nordfriesischer Liedpreis. For the seasons 2019/20 and 2020/21, the mezzosoprano is a member of the International Opera Studio in Zurich.

On stage, she has sung Maddalena in Verdi’s “Rigoletto” (Passion Opera Festival 2013), Marcellina in “Le Nozze di Figaro” by Mozart (Stadttheater Schaffhausen, Kammeroper Schönbrunn, Sommerserenaden Graz, Orangerie Schönbrunn, Palais Eschenbach, Casino Baumgarten, Stadttheater Wels, …), Zita in Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi” (Schlosstheater Schönbrunn, spring 2015), Nerone in “L’incoronazione di Poppea” by Monteverdi (MDW Production, autumn 2015), Ganymed in “Die schöne Galathée” by Suppé (MDW Production, autumn 2016), Dorabella in Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte”, Mme de Croissy in Poulenc’s “Les dialogues des carmélites” and many more.
In 2019, Katia Ledoux made her debut in Amsterdam as Geneviève in “Pelléas et Mélisande” at the Dutch National Opera, with the Concertgebouw Orchester conducted by Stéphane Denève and staged by Olivier Py.

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, Hong-Kong and the Netherlands.

This season (2020/21), she can be heard on the stage of the Zurich Opera House as the Innkeeper in "Boris Gordunov", Rosette in "Manon", Pipetta in "Viva la Mamma" and Suzuki in "Madama Butterfly". Additionally she will come back to the Dutch National Opera to sing Mary in "Der fliegende Holländer".