After obtaining a “virtuosity” first prize in transverse flute at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Geneva, Françoise Monéger turned toward singing and obtained the first prize and a Diploma of Musical Studies at the conservatoire of Grenoble.
She then specialized in Baroque music with the harpsichordist Arnaud Pumir, as well as in theater directing (focused on directing actors) at the Schola Cantorum de Paris.
She is a certified music teacher.
She performed in several operas and oratorios directed by Marc Minkowski: Dardanus by Jean-Philippe Rameau, Dixit Dominus and Messiah by George Frideric Handel, Carmen by Georges Bizet and Messe de minuit by Marc-Antoine Charpentier.
On a more contemporary note, she sang the role of Lucy in The Telephone and of Monica in The Medium, both by Gian Carlo Menotti, of Natalya in La demande en mariage by Richard Dubugnon, and of Madeleine in Sauvage by Dominique Lehmann.
She also performed within the group Evasion (which stages shows with traditional songs), and regularly gives recitals and oratorios dating from the 16th to the 20th century.
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Françoise Monéger created several shows (Illuminations, Jungle de pacotille, Paris 1920 ou folles années), and worked with choreographer and dancer Michèle Wattez on two shows based upon Récitations by Georges Aperghis: A souffle court and J’en perds la tête, presented as part of the Festival 38e Rugissants.
In 2010, she was unanimously awarded first prize during the contest Atout Fil, along with costume designer Béatrice Soum. Since 2013, Françoise Monéger has worked with director Jean Rabaté on Ciboulette à la capitale, as well as on ELLES, an interactive opera which combines the use of the voice with digital arts.
Françoise Monéger is a singing and flute teacher who has worked in several conservatoires in the Rhône-Alpes region up until 2015. Since then, she has been organizing “participative choir” workshops (in conjunction to the interactive opera ELLES) in and around Paris.
At the request of Stendhal University, of Joseph Fourier University and of the private middle school La Salle L’Aigle, she has been giving “public speaking” training courses to teachers and to various audiences, such as students in performing arts or literary studies, or trainees undertaking continuing education.
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