Margo Arsane

Award: Sybil Tutton Award

Year: 2018

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Voice

Location: National Opera Studio


Margo Arsane is a French mezzo-soprano. After studying the violin for 14 years, she trained at the CNSMD Lyon, the Hochschule für Musik Munich and the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she graduated in 2017. 

Margo is excited to join the National Opera Studio in London in September 2018 as a 2018/19 Young Artist.

She has won several prizes at international competitions, among which: First prize at the Mozarteum Sommerakademie Wettbewerb 2013, Special Prize at the International Voice Competition 2014 in Marmande and “Young Hope” Prize at the Concours International de Chant de Clermont-Ferrand 2013.

In August 2018, Margo made her debut in the role of Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro at Dartington Festival. Past roles include Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro for Clonter Opera, Polissena in Handel’s Radamisto at GSMD, cover Mélisande Pelléas et Mélisande for Garsington Opera, Nannetta Falstaff with Cambridge Philharmonic, Bettina Don Procopio Bizet with Opera South. She also made her debut under the baton of renowned French baroque conductor Hervé Niquet (Le Concert Spirituel) in the role of Climène Les Amants Magnifiques by Molière/Lully, touring at the Opéra d’Avignon, Opéra de Rennes, Opéra de Massy... 

Margo is grateful for the generous support she has received throughout her studies. She is proud to be a 2018 Sybil Tutton Award recipient from Help Musicians UK and a 2017 Opera Awards Foundation bursary recipient. 

Margo has also been a Young Artist for the Peace and Prosperity Trust since 2016, a charity which works towards building bridges between the Middle East and the West through music.