French mezzo-soprano Virginie Verrez is a graduate of New York’s Juilliard School. A winner of the 2015 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, she joined the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Program in the 2015/16 season. She is the winner of the 2016 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition. Highlights in her 2016/17 season include Stéphano (Roméo et Juliette) and Enrichetta (I Puritani) at the Metropolitan Opera and Mercédès (Carmen) at the Festival d’Aix-en Provence. Concert engagements include Berlioz’ (Roméo et Juliette) and Schumann’s Das Paradies und die Peri with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding, Erika in Barber’s Vanessa with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and David Zinman, and Duruflé’s Requiem with the Netherlands Radio Choir. Future seasons mark débuts with the Opéra national de Paris, Glyndebourne Festival, and Opéra de Lille.