Meet Solange Adamson
Canadian soprano Solange Adamson uses her combined background in research and performance to recover the works of female composers who have been excluded from the operatic canon. This year, she has been awarded the Harriet Hale Woolley scholarship to research and perform Catherine ou la Belle Fermière, a one-woman opera composed and performed by Julie Candeille to great acclaim during the French Revolution.
Since moving to Paris, Solange has performed in concerts at the Fondation des États-Unis, Salle Cortot, and in a variety of virtual projects exploring French repertoire. Most recently she performed the works of Lili and Nadia Boulanger for the Festival Centenaire des Écoles d’Arts Américaines de Fontainebleau.
With Opera UCLA, Solange created the roles of Sor Andrea in Carla Lucero’s opera Juana, and the Queen in Nicki Sohn’s The Emperor’s New Clothes. Among other roles, she has portrayed the Abbess in Puccini’s Suor Angelica with the Center for Opera Studies in Italy, and prepared the role of Michaela in Carmen at Ecole Normale de Musique (performance canceled due to COVID-19).
In the 2020-21 season, her performances will include recitals and concerts at the Fondation des États-Unis, including works by Rachmaninov, Boulanger, and Massenet.
Solange Adamson is a graduate of École Normale de Musique de Paris and holds a master’s degree in music from UCLA. Her principal teachers are Olga Toporkova and Vladimir Chernov. Her studies in Paris have been supported by grants from the Fondation des États-Unis, the Cité Internationale Universitaire, and Ecole Normale Musique de Paris.