Axelle Verner

Mezzo soprano

A dancer, a draughtswoman and a great curiosity, it is through these different arts that Axelle Verner nourishes her singing practice and seeks a wide range of vocal colours. She graduated from the Maîtrise de Notre-Dame de Paris, then from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon in Robert Expert's singing and early music class, and is currently studying at Cécile de Boever's Pôle Lyrique d'Excellence. Axelle Verner won the third prize at the International Baroque Singing Competition in Froville in 2019. She regularly performs as a soloist with numerous ensembles such as La Tempête (S.-P. Bestion), Les Kapsber’girls (A. Imbs), La Capella Sanctae Crucis (T. Simas Freire), Vox Cantoris (J.-C. Candau), Concerto Soave (J.-M. Aymes), Correspondances (S. Daucé), Le Concert de l'Hostel Dieu (F.-E. Comte).

As a painter, Axelle Verner likes to mix genres and creates recitals where vocal art is mixed with graphic arts (Le Fil d'Ariane, amphitheatre of the Opéra de Lyon; master recital at the CNSMDL). With the Concerto Soave, she sings the role of Nunzia in La liberazione di Ruggiero (Francesca Caccini). Through the CNSMD of Lyon, Axelle Verner is Ottavia in L'incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi) and Dido in the opera Dido and Aeneas (Purcell).

She is also a researcher, working in partnership with a doctoral student in linguistics and a doctoral student in musicology on the subject of music publishing during the Renaissance. With this trio, she participates in several colloquiums and seminars such as the seminar on general metrics at the Sorbonne and the Morimondo colloquium in Italy.

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