Francine Vis

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Francine Vis


The dutch mezzo soprano Francine Vis studied at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and the Royal Danish Opera Academy. She sang Flora in Verdi’s La Traviata, Mercedes in Bizet’s Carmen, Pernille (Nielsen’s Maskarade) and Cherubino at the Royal Danish Opera. She sang the part of the Squirrel in Richard Ayres’ opera The Cricket Recovers, directed by Pierre Audi, for the Holland Festival. She had her Swedish debut with a leading role, Gwendolen, in The Importance of being Earnest (B Tommy Andersson) in Vadstena.

In 2018 she sang and conducted a new music theatre production with music by a.o. Ligety at the Opera Forward Festival in Amsterdam. She sang Carmen with the Danish National Operam, Tisbe in Cenerentola at the Royal Swedish Opera, Cherubino in Danish with Den Ny Opera in Esbjerg, the Dormouse and the Cricket in the contemporary children's opera by Mathilde Wantenaar A song for the moon, with the Dutch National Opera. She toured through Scandinavia with the contemporary opera Drømdøden with Nordic Opera. She had her role and house debut as Gertrude in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette at Malmö Opera.

In 2023 she successfully jumped in as Faust in Malmö Opera’s tour production Marguerite and she sang the part of Angelina at Opera Hedelands La Cenerentola. At Malmö Operaverkstan she sang the main part of Nallepirat in the newly written opera for children Nalle Havsöga in spring 2024. In 2025 she will go on tour with Malmö Opera to perform the main part of Baba in Menotti’s The Medium.

Next to her opera work she is a frequently asked soloist for baroque, romantic and contemporary music. She has won the Händel Award and the Diorapthe Award for new music at the International Vocal Competition ‘s-Hertogenbosch 2014 and the 1st prize for her lied duo with Christian Westergaard at the Copenhagen Lied-Duo Competition 2015.

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