The Academy of Vocal Arts

Resident Artists

Jessie Nguenang, lyric soprano

AVA second-year Resident Artist

Hometown: Lyon, France


Education: Diplome d’Etudes Musicales, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon.


Competitions: Third Prize, Concours opéra en Arles, 2013; Finalist, International Opera Singing Competition of Marmande (France), 2009.

Roles at AVA: Fiordiligi, Così fan tutte; Dulcinée, Don Quichotte; Berta, Il barbiere di Siviglia.

Other Roles: Rosalinde, Die Fledermaus, co-production with Marseille and Avignon Opera; Fiordiligi, Così fan tutte, Theatre de la Solitude (France); Cercatrice, Suor Angelica, Opéra de Lyon; Constance, La Poule Noire, Salle Molière (France); Lily, Porgy and Bess, Opéra de Lyon and Edinburgh International Festival.