Lysa Menu - Soprano

The young French soprano, Lysa Menu, completed her Master’s degree in voice at the Lausanne Conservatory (HEMU) with professor Frédéric Gindraux and Jean-Philippe Clerc, after completing a Bachelor of Music and Musicology at the Paris-Sorbonne IV.

In 2013, Lysa sang her debut role, Belinda (Dido & Aeneas, Purcell) at the Sainte- Chapelle in Paris and then at the Théâtre de Châtillon before continuing work on it at the stagecraft workshop of the Conservatoire Hector Berlioz in Paris.

The following year, she took on the role of The Princess (L’enfant et les sortilèges, Ravel) at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, the National Theater of Costa Rica and the Théâtre de la Garenne Colombe in Paris. In 2015 -2016 she sang the role of Amour (Orphée et Eurydice, Gluck) at the Théâtre de la Garenne Colombe, the Orangerie de Sceaux, the Théâtre d’Abbeville and on a tour of Italy.

Most recently, she sang the role of Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni, Mozart) at Royaumont, under the direction of Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier, she will also reprise that role the 6th and 8th of July at Les Estivales de Brou under the direction of Laurent Touche and Claude Calvet.

Her stage experience is complemented by her participation in many festivals such as « Plaisir de Musique » at the Imperial Palace in Annecy and « Vox Aoréa ».

Particularly passionate about German lieder, Lysa works regularly with Helmut Deutsch and in 2017 participated in a six-week academy program at the Franz Schubert Institute in Baden bei Wien, for which she was awarded a scholarship. There, she worked with coaches and teachers such as Roger Vignoles, Andreas Schmidt, Julius Drake, Birgid Steinberger, Helmut Deutsch, Wolfram Rieger, Robert Holl and Elly Ameling. With pianist Adrienne Dubois, she regularly performs recitals of lieder and French art song.

She had the privilege of joining Hedwig Fassbender’s Exzellenz-Labor Gesang, with René Massis, Faust Nardi, Umberto Finazzi and Anette Berg.

Lysa also sang the soprano solo in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle at the Victoria Hall in Geneva in June 2018 and perform Honegger’s Roi David in May 2019 in Lausanne under the direction of Pascal Mayer.

In 2020 Lysa will do her debut with the role of Este Dame under the direction of Pierre Bleuse in Switzerland.

In 2020/2021, Lysa will be part of the Académie Philippe Jaroussky in Paris.

Reviews of Lysa Menu to follow.