Dramatic soprano Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet has established herself as a leading force in the German and contemporary repertoires. Her intense, powerful stage presence has been widely praised by critics. She appeared at major opera houses throughout Europe, in over fifty leading roles in a wide range of operas, including world premieres. Her performances include the roles of Isolde, Brünnhilde, Sieglinde, Ortrud, Kundry, Senta, Venus, Ariane in Ariane et Barbe-Bleue, Ariadne, Amelia in Un ballo in maschera, Elektra, Judith in Bluebeard’s Castle en Herodias in Salome. She also sang leading roles in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Medea, Tosca, Turandot, Madama Butterfly, Aida, Iolanta, Francesca da Rimini, Prince Igor, Mefistofele and L’Espace dernier.
In addition to her teaching post at the CvA, Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet teaches at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Lausanne and is Co-Artistic Director and Master Teacher at the Indemini Festival in Indemini, Switzerland.