Véronique Valdès is a graduate of New York City’s Mannes College, where she studied with Arthur Levy. She was the recipient of the Swiss Migros Kulturprozent Scholarship Award.
A Young Artist at the Académie Européenne de Musique du Festival d’Aixen-Provence, she was also a member of the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme. Her teacher is Sara Mingardo.
At La Fenice, she performed the role of Nomio-Apollo (Dorilla in Tempe, Vivaldi) conducted by Diego Fasolis, a role she also sang in Ireland for Wexford Opera Festival. In New York, with the Mannes Opera, she played the title role of Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, and Donna Rosa (Il Postino, Catán) conducted by Joseph Colaneri, along with L’Enfant (L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, Ravel) with Bare Opera, conducted by Sesto Quatrini. She has also sung Madame de la Haltière (Cendrillon, Massenet) in Italy for the Siena Music Festival, and Ottone (L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Monteverdi) in London with Hampstead Garden Opera. Her roles in Switzerland include Ruggiero (Alcina, Haendel) with Ouverture-Opéra, Viscardo (Bianca e Fernando, Bellini) with Opera St. Moritz, Dido (Dido and Aeneas, Purcell) with Conservatoire de Lausanne, and Flora (La Traviata, Verdi) with Concertus Saisonnus in Geneva.
An active recitalist and oratorio singer, her previous engagements include recitals in UK for the Britten-Pears Foundation; in New York City for the Swiss Embassy and the Bulgarian Concert Evenings; in Beyrouth for the Swiss Embassy; in Nantes for the Festival des Art’Scènes; in Switzerland for Festival Piano à St-Ursanne, La Schubertiade d’Espace 2, Festival de la Cité de Lausanne, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Les Chambristes, Orchestre d’Yverdon-les-Bains, Ensemble Baroque de Joux, Orchester der Universität Basel.