Judith Charron is a French soprano born in Paris. Both her parents being professional musicians, her musical training came naturally from a very young age. She completed her piano studies. She also attended a choir school for ten years which gave her a real passion for singing and performing. After having completed a Master’s degree in French Literature in Paris, she joined the Conservatoire National Regional of Paris and their Young Singers Programme directed by Laurence Equilbey. She had the opportunity to sing with conductors such as Pierre Boulez or Laurence Equilbey. During those years she also sung the soprano soloist part of Handel’s Messiah with Jean-Claude Malgloire. In order to broaden her singing education, Judith attended a lot of masterclasses with singers such as Raina Kabaivanska (Chigiana Academy in Siena), Thomas Allen, Sally Burgess, Margreet Honig. Now based in London, she is having regular singing classes with Amanda Roocroft and she is receiving musical coaching from David Gowland (ROH).
In the sacred repertoire, Judith has sung among others Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Vivaldi’s Gloria, In Justissimae Furore Irae, Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Magnificat, Mozart’s Requiem, Coronation Mass, Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, Saint-Saens’ Oratorio de Noël, Faure’s Requiem.
Her operatic repertoire includes Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (Belinda), Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro (Barberina, Susanna), Don Giovanni (Zerlina), Die Zauberflöte (Papagena, Pamina), Rossini’s Il Signor Bruschino (Sofia), Massenet’s Werther (Sophie), Poulenc’s Les Dialogues des Carmelites (Constance) Bizet’s Carmen (Frasquita).
Her recent projects include Faure’s Requiem in Orenburg in Russia, a recital tour in China with the Orchestre Féminin Philharmonique de France, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and Vivaldi’s In Furore Justissimae Irae with orchestra in Saint Germain des Pres church in Paris, Papagena in Mozart’s Zauberflöte (Secret Opera, Sydenham Festival) and Barbarina in Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro (Woodhouse Opera), Belinda in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Susanna in Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro in France (Palace Opera).
Alongside with her classical activity, Judith has a real passion for exploring different panels of musical expressions. She has created a Jazz Trio (cello, piano, voice) with whom she interprets jazz standards, French songs, and pop songs that she arranges. They perform regularly in London. She is also involved in song writing. She released her first album “In Heaven’s River” in February 2017, a cycle of songs she co-wrote with Benjamin Kahn.
PERGOLESI Stabat Mater
VIVALDI Gloria / In furore Justissimae Irae / Laudate Pueri
BACH Magnificat / Cantata BWV 51 / Cantata BWV 68
MOZART Requiem / Messe du Couronnement / Exultate Jubilate
/ Vesperae Solennes de Confessore
SAINT-SAENS Oratorio de Noël
FRANCK Les sept paroles du Christ
LOUSSIER Messe Lumière
PURCELL Dido and Aenes (Belinda)
MOZART Die Zauberflöte (Pamina, Papagena, Erste Dame)
Le Nozze di Figaro (Susanna, Barberina)
Don Giovanni (Zerlina)
Cosi fan tutte ( Despina)
ROSSINI Il Signor Bruschino (Sofia)
BELLINI I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Giuletta)
MASSENET Werther (Sophie)
PUCCINI Gianni Schicchi (Lauretta)
POULENC Les Dialogues des Carmélites (Constance)