Stellar, beautiful and clear... DAVID KITAY PRODUCTION.
Soprano Virginie Pesch opera and operetta repertoire includes Hero in Béatrice et Bénédict, Pamina in The Magic Flute, Juliette in Roméo et Juliet, Monica in The Medium and Nanetta in Falstaff, Elle in Messager’s operetta L’Amour Masquée and the Angel in Yvrain’s operetta Là-Haut. Among new music works she has premiered or performed are The Bride (1917, 1919 and 1923 versions) by Stravinsky, Connesson’s oratorio Athanor, Kengir (five Sumerian love songs) by F. Bernard Mâche, “I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky” from the songplay Leila by John Adams, Sextine Cyclus by Marc-André Dalbavie and Hans Werner Henze’s cantata Being Beauteous.
Mrs Pesch can be heard on a number of recordings, including Athanor with the Radio France Philharmonic and choir (Naïve 2006), Bruno Ducol’s Li Po with the Erwartung Ensemble (Harmonia Mundi 2000) and John Adams Pièce Pour Orchestre with the Montpellier Philharmonic (Naïve 1999), the mechanic piano and cimbaloms 1919 version of Stravinsky’s The Bride (realease 2007), Sextine Cyclus with the Itineraire Ensemble of Paris (release 2007).
She specializes in contemporary vocal works and has premiered a number of them at new music festivals or on radio broadcasts in France and in Europe, working with living composers John Adams, Hans Werner Henze, Marc-André Dalbavie, Thomas Adès, F. Bernard Mâche and Bruno Ducol, among many others.
She also has sung early music and standard operatic and operetta works with French national and regional opera companies in Nancy, Rennes, Tours, Nîmes, Caen, La Rochelle, Besançon, Orléans and at the Champs Elysées Theatre of Paris.
Her concert appearances in new music have been with the Presence Festival, produced by Radio France, with Festival St. Céré, the Ictus Ensemble, Fondation Royaumont in Paris, Festival Aspeckte in Salzburg, Montpellier Festival, l’Ensemble Erwartung and Chatelet Theatre, both in Paris.
In Los Angeles Ms. Pesch does voiceover recording and can be heard on HBO’s Big Love and ABC’s Jake in Progress. She also coaches voice and French language. A graduate of the Paris Conservatory with piano training from the Music Academy of Monaco, she also has training and education in the fields of art/music therapy and dance.
* * * * *
“It was a pleasure to work with you in my studio on television music and other original recordings. Your singing is stellar, beautiful and clear. In the course of my career I have worked with hundreds of singers and you stand out as a unique and singular talent among other Hollywood studio musicians.”
David Kitay, David Kitay Productions
“Virginie has extraordinary presence, vocal ability and conducts herself in the most professional manner from rehearsals to performances.”
René Bosc, music director, Radio France’s Presence Festival
“She is a very talented soprano with a crystal clear voice…She conquered the audience with her immaculate skills and her musical engagement. She’s also a brilliant actress, filling her characters with accuracy and emotion.”
Conductor/pianist Stephane Petitjean
“During a private audition in 1999 I discovered not only a soprano voice, clear, brilliant and well tuned, but the beautiful, strong presence of Virginie Pesch. That’s why I decided to engage her for the creation and recording of my work entitled Nuevo Amor.”
Composer Bruno Ducol
* * * * *
Selected recordings by Ms. Pesch from new music repertoire:
• John Adams’s Pièces Pour Orchestre (Naïve) performed in 1999 with the Radio France Montpellier Festival.
• Bruno Ducol's Li Po *Commisionned by French Minister of Cultural (Harmonia Mundi) recorded and performed in 2000 at Aspekte Festival in Salzburg.
• Guillaume Connesson’s Athanor * W. Premiere, commissioned by Radio France recorded and performed in 2004 with the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra and the Radio France Choir, during Presences Festival Radio France.
• Stravinsky’s The Bride, version 1919, recorded with the SMCQ Percussion Ensemble (Canada) and the Radio France Choir in Paris.
• Marc-André Dalbavie’s Sextine Cyclus recorded with the Itinéraire chamber orchestra in Paris.
As a MUSIC CONTRACTOR, we offer the finest operatic artists and classical musicians to enhance events in the Los Angeles area. We specialize in the classical/Opera fields, and can bring an original touch by offering an authentic French vocal repertoire. Please don't hesitate to contact us for quotes.