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The Parisian soprano Frédérique Added has been recognized as one of the world's foremost interpreters of French Mélodies. Heralded with such superlatives as: "ethereal lyricism"- Le Bien Public (Dijon), "a limpid legato with style and detail"- Die Kleine Zeitung (Salzburg), she has graced concert stages in Paris (Salle Gaveau, Eglise de la Madeleine, Eglise de Chatou, Eglise de Sucy-en-Brie, Espace Concorde), in Dijon, Rennes, Périgueux, Limoges, Excideuil, Preyssac, Nancy, Manosque, Strasbourg, France; Salzburg, Bad Ischl, Attersee, Linz, Austria; Minsk, Belarus; Lodz, Warsaw, Poland. Her vast knowledge of the Song Repertoire includes works by: Debussy, Poulenc, Rosenthal, Fauré, Duparc, Satie, Hahn, Chausson, Berlioz, Chopin, De Falla, Nin-Culmell, Rodrigo, Villa-Lobos.

She is equally at home on the operatic stage, having performed Micaela, Manon, Juliette, Marguerite, Mireille, Thérèse (Les Mamelles de Tirésias), Le Feu, Cio Cio San, Gilda, Violetta, Lucia, Musetta, Tatiana and Pamina in such prestigious Opera Houses and Festivals as: Opéra de Paris, Dijon, Rennes, Limoges, Minsk, Dniepropetrovsk and Krivoi Rog (Ukraine), International Festival de Sarre, Festival des Hauts de Provence, Abbaye de Fécamps, Festival Carnegie'Small (Paris), International Debussy Congress (Austin, Tx).

An exponent of the vocal technique of her teacher and colleague, Metropolitan Opera Diva Teresa Zylis-Gara, she was awarded the distinguished First Prize at the Ravel/Granados Art Song Contest in Marseille.

Her performed orchestral and oratorio repertoire is impressive: Verdi Requiem, Mozart Requiem, Mozart Kronungs Messe, Mozart Grand Mass, Haydn's Missa in Tempore Belli, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, Bach's Christmas oratorio.

She is a member of the faculty of the former Austrian American Mozart Academy in Salzburg. She is also co-founder of the Franco-American Vocal Academy in Périgord, France, where her duties are similar: voice coach, French and Italian diction coach and master class teacher.

 « Frédérique Added se distingue par la beauté de sa voix de soprano lirico-leggero, chaude et ample, ainsi que par sa musicalité et son talent musical. Elle est capable d'interpréter les œuvres les plus exigeantes de son répertoire avec goût et raffinement, grâce à son intuition innée pour la musique. Elle possède une technique irréprochable. Je vois en elle une artiste très intéressante et de grande valeur .»  Professor Teresa Zylis-Gara.

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