Margo Arsane is a French mezzo-soprano.
After studying the violin for 14 years, she trained as a soprano at the CNSMD Lyon, the Hochschule für Musik Munich and the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she recently graduated. After leaving, she re-trained as a mezzo-soprano. She now continues to study privately with Gary Coward.
She has won several prizes at international competitions, among which: First prize at the Mozarteum Sommerakademie Wettbewerb 2013, Special Prize at the International Voice Competition 2014 in Marmande and “Young Hope” Prize at the Concours International de Chant de Clermont-Ferrand 2013.
In the past, roles have included Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro for Clonter Opera, Nannetta Falstaff with the Cambridge Philharmonic, Bettina Don Procopio Bizet with Opera South, Polissena in Handel’s Radamisto at GSMD, and covered the role of Mélisande Pelléas et Mélisande for Garsington Opera.
She also made her debut under the baton of renowned French baroque conductor Hervé Niquet (Le Concert Spirituel) in the role of Climène Les Amants Magnifiques by Molière/Lully, touring at the Opéra d’Avignon, Opéra de Rennes, Opéra de Massy…
Margo has also performed Mélisande Pelléas et Mélisande Debussy, Frau Fluth Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor Nicolai, Alice Le Comte Ory Rossini, Bettina Don Procopio Bizet, Parasha Mavra Stravinsky, Brigitta Iolanta Stravinsky.
Margo has had the pleasure of working in masterclass with musical personalities such as Renée Fleming, Gerald Finley, Teresa Berganza, Helen Donath, Leontina Vaduva, Francois Le Roux, Udo Reinemann, Janet Williams, Gerd Uecker, Margret Honig, among others.
Margo is proud to be one of the 2017 Opera Awards Foundation bursary recipients. In the past, she has received support from numerous organisations, such as the DAAD (German government), The Mercers’ Company, The William Barry Trust, The Kathleen Trust, The Simon Fletcher Trust, the Mécénat Musical Société Générale, and the Guildhall School.
She has also been a Young Artist for the Peace and Prosperity Trust since 2016, a charity which works towards building bridges between the Middle East and the West through music.