Next season, French soprano Roxane Choux will sing the lead role of Betly in Donizetti's opera in the Biel Solothurn opera house.
In September and October 2022, she collaborates for the first time with Neue Oper Wien, as Patrizia in Das Gesicht im Spiegel by Jörg Widmann, in Wien and Budapest (MÜPA). She sang the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd in the Biel Solothurn Opera House (Iwan Wassilevski/Olivier Tambosi) in 2019/2020 and Violetta in a dragqueen and electro version of La Traviata in 2021 with the company Runoperun, an alternative opera company based in Prague. She is invited by the Musikkollegium Winterthur for an opera recital in 2022 (cond: Roberto Gonzales-Monjas) and is invited again as solo soprano in La Passion de Simone by Kaija Saariaho (Joana Carneiro) in 2024.
She has a strong interest in contemporary opera : She was the cover for the role of Der Kleine in Der Goldene Drache by Peter Eötvös (coproduction Nouvel Opéra de Fribourg/Grand Théâtre de Genève) in December 2021.
As a kaleidoscopic performer, Roxane was invited to join the performance creation by choreographer Agostina d'Alessandro, commissioned by the centre Présence Compositrices and performed in Marseille (Festival Mars en baroque), and in Brussels (Brigittines). She has also sung in musicals. She was Kate in Kiss me Kate (Nader Abbassi/Christian Räth) and Sally Bowles in Cabaret (Christophe Fossemalle/Daniel Estève), both in Théâtre du Galpon, Geneva.
She is interested in developing her own projects in which there is room for creativity and freedom, collaborative work, and the possibility to explore social and artistic topics dear to her, as well as to create mediation opportunities considering opera as a popular art form. With her friend Lauriane Tissot, she created the Collectif Arnold, a company dedicated to strange operatic performances in unusual places for curious audiences.
Passionate about the transformative power of true communication, she follows Non-Violent Communication trainings and creates in 2023 her first talking circle for men. She is passionate about languages, and lives successively in Texas, Rome, and Berlin.
She began singing at la Maîtrise de la Loire, an intensive choral course for teenagers. After studies in English Litterature and cultures and training as a pianist and a choir conductor, she entered the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne where she completed a bachelor degree in the class of Jeannette Fischer. She then completed a Master in opera performance in Biel, and a Master in solo performance at the Zurich School of the Arts.
During her studies, she created [CODE ZERO], a contemporary music trio with piano and percussion. She has also composed and sung in Cymone, an experimental poetico-explosive jazz quintet.
She was the recipient of a scholarship from Fondation Jean Tanner in 2019.
In November 2019, Roxane Choux won 3rd Price in the Concorso Internazionale di Canto lirico Maria Amadini, in Bellinzona.