Hailed by ADAMI as a “révélation classique,” French mezzo Aude Extrémo is one of today’s leading interpreters of French repertoire. She began her vocal studies at the CNR of Bordeaux, followed by 2 years at the prestigious Atelier Lyrique de L’Opéra national de Paris. Laureate of numerous competitions, Ms. Extrémo won first prize at the ‘Amis du Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux’ competition in March 2007, as well as the first prize at the ‘Jeunes talents lyriques’ competition in April 2009, chaired by Michel Plasson.
Her repertoire includes Lucretia (The Rape of Lucretia) in an Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Paris au Théâtre de l'Athénée production (2014). She sange Charlotte (Werther) with l’Orchestre Symphonique d’Aquitaine (2014), Count Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus) at Théâtre de Reims,then Tours, Concepcion (L’heure Espagnole) at l'opéra de Tours, Dalila (Samson et Dalila) at l’Opéra National de Bordeaux (October 2015), Isabella (L’Italiana in Algeri) at Théâtre de St-Etienne, and in Massy (March 2016), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), at Festival d’Antibes, a Musicien (Manon Lescaut) at l’Opéra de Marseille, Lieschen (Faust by Philippe Fénelon) at l’Opéra national de Paris, le Page (Salomé) at l’Opéra de Monte-Carlo and Olga (Eugene Onegin) in Vichy, la Tasse chinoise, le Pâtre, and la libellule (L’Enfant et les Sortilèges) at l’Opéra de Monte-Carlo, and Maddalena (Rigoletto) at Grands Théâtres de Tours et de Reims (2012).
She has also performed Olga (Eugene Onegine) at the grand Théâtre de Tours, Amnéris (Aïda) at l'Opéra de Massy, Vénus (Tanhaüser) at l'Opéra de Monaco (Feb.2017), Ursule (Beatrice et Benedict) at l’Opéra national de Paris (March 2017), Jocasta (Oedipus Rex) at Felsenreitschule de Salzburg, Arsace (Semiramide) at l'Opéra de St-Etienne.
Under the baton of Marc Minkowski, she has performed La Perichole (title role) at the Salzburg Festival, at the Festival Radio France at Montpellier, then at the Opéra national de Bordeaux, Nicklausse (Les Contes d'Hoffmann) in Bremen, followed by a performance in Baden-Baden.
She recently made her role debut as Fricka (Die Walküre) with Opéra national de Bordeaux (May 2019) and Carmen (July 2019, Orchestre National de Lille).
On the concert stage, she has performed the Shostakovich traditional Jewish poem mélodie cycle at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence conducted by François-Xavier Roth, the Kindertotenlieder (Mahler) at l'Opéra de Tours, as well as the Dances and Songs of Death by Mussorgsky (conducted by Marko Letonja) at the Festival d'Aix en Provence (July 2016).
She has also performed numerous oratorios, including the Verdi Requiem (Opéra national de Bordeaux, conducted by Paul Daniel), Saint Matthew's Passion ( Orchestre Philharmonique de Rotterdam and the Sao Paulo Orchestra, conducted by N.Schtutzmann) and the Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini (Basilique de Ravenne, conducted by P .Olmi).
Her 2019/20 season includes: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Opera national de Bordeaux), Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher (théâtre de la Monnaie, Bruxelles), La Perichole (Grenoble & théâtre de Versailles), La Dame Blanche (Opéra comique, Paris), Maddalena (Rigoletto, Opéra national de Paris), Carmen, Marguerite (La Damnation de Faust)...