Bare Opera is thrilled to introduce our newest cast member, Véronique Rapin, who joins the company in the title role of L’Enfant in Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges. Véronique notes, “L'Enfant is a masterpiece because it is both incredibly complex musically and dramatically, and yet still accessible. It is one of those rare operas that can be loved by people of all ages.” She is taking over the role of L’Enfant from the departing Kirsten Scott, who has recently been appointed to Florida Grand Opera’s prestigious Young Artist program. One of the co-founders of Bare Opera, Kirsten will continue to work with the company in an advisory capacity, although her responsibilities with FGO, including her upcoming performance as Vera Boronel in FGO’s premiere of The Consul by Gian Carlo Menotti, will take her away from our stage. We wish her a hearty “break a leg” in her new role at FGO!
Véronique joins Bare Opera as an active performer in New York and abroad, where she has performed with the Ouverture-Opéra Sion, the Siena Music Festival, and the Haute école de Musique de Lausanne. In 2014, she joined the Académie Européenne de Musique du Festival d’Aix-en-Provence as a Young Artist, and she has recently been appointed as Apprentice Artist at the Caramoor Center. A native of Switzerland, Véronique originally trained as an actress. She began her musical studies at the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne in Switzerland, where she earned her bachelor's degree. She completed her Master of Music degree at Mannes College.
Véronique is committed to introducing new audiences to opera, and she is a founding member of Opera d’Asporto, a Geneva-based, emerging opera company dedicated to bringing the art form to new audiences through innovative and highly theatrical productions. This experience will inform her work with Bare Opera, as she joins us in our début production of L’Enfant et les Sortilèges. She remarks, “It is thrilling to be a part of a young and innovative company. I love the idea of bringing out the theatrical aspect of opera and sharing it with audiences outside the traditional realm of the genre.” We welcome Véronique and look forward to introducing you to her in our title role.