Muriel Ferraro

Singing for the choir and for the choir conducting workshop

The French soprano Muriel Ferraro was born in Grenoble, where she first started studying the violin. She unexpectedly decided to resume her musical studies after a master’s degree in Law and Applied Languages. She left Berlin for Paris and was lead by her rising voice through the sinuous paths of singing. Out of curiosity she explored various styles and vocal practices. She was then inclined towards young dramatic opera repertoire thanks to the decisive encounter with the Soprano Florence Guignolet, from whom she received instruction. She has been perfecting her skills with Mirella Freni and Leontina Vaduva.

Recently Muriel Ferraro could be heard Les Lessiveuses, an opera creation by French contemporary composer Thierry Machuel with 2E2M ; as Tannhaüser’s Venus in Clermont-Ferrand Opera ; as Wozzeck’s Marie at the Royaumont Foundation, staged by André Engel; as Puccini’s Suor Angelica in Paris, as Brünnhilde in extracts of Ring des Niebelungen in the musical theater show Nietzsche/Wagner: le Ring in Théâtre de l’Athénée, Paris, as Egisto in L’Egisto by Mazzocchi and Marazzoli at Massy Opera and in Ma at Amphitheater of the Bastille Paris Opera.

Her operatic performances include: Nedda in I Pagliacci, Giorgetta in Il Tabarro, la Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi and Métella in Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne with the company Collectif Lyrique; Mazet in Gounod’s La Colombe at Abbaye aux Dames; Agathe in Philip Glass’s Les Enfants terribles, Théâtre Athénée, staging Paul Desveaux; Giovanna and Contessa Ceprano in Rigoletto conducted by Mélanie Thiébaut; Dulcinée in Don Quichotte after Massenet; la Baronessa Aspasia in Rossini’s La Pietra del Paragone) conducted by Laurent Gendre ; The Queen of the Fairies in Schumann’s Der Rose Pilgerfahrt at Folle Journée, Nantes.

In concert she sang Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with Ensemble Orchestral de Paris.

Muriel Ferraro teaches singing at the Versailles Baroque Music Center and at the Young Singers Department in Paris Regional Conservatory. She also teaches vocal technique for three choirs, in and near Paris.