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Déborah Salazar is a French-Mexican soprano. She started singing in the children’s choir founded by Yves Klein at the Conservatoire de Dijon, where she also studied piano with Thierry Rosbach. As a member of the choir, she took part in the Opera de Dijon productions directed by Olivier Desbordes for Carmen and Tosca (conductor: Dominique Trottein), and for La bohème (conductor: Jean-François Verdier). She also sung Elias with Joël Suhubiette and The Polovtzsian dances with Pierre Cao.
Deborah owns the Diplôme National d’Orientation Professionnelle and a unanimous First price advanced programme from the Conservatoire de Valenciennes. She also graduated from the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris with the Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste in Daniel Ottevaere, Mireille Larroche, Nina Uhari, and Volker Haller’s classes. During masterclasses, she benefited from advice by Viorica Cortez, Leontina Vaduva, Claude Bessman, Georg Nigl, Marco Guidarini, Mariella Devia. Her current singing teacher is Elena Poesina.
On stage since 2015, she has been La Musique in Les plaisirs de Versailles (Charpentier), Kätchen from Werther at the Opera de Massy, Blonde in a French version of Mozart’s Entführung aus dem Serail at the Opera de Clermont-Ferrand, and Leila in Les Pêcheurs de Perles at the Salle Cortot in Paris. On different occasions, Deborah also performed at the Opera de Lille and the Opera de Bordeaux. She had the opportunity to sing for the Armel Festival gala concert under Gregory Vajda.
In 2015, Déborah won First price in Melodie Repertoire at the Concours de Bordeaux, a young hope price at the Concours de Béziers, a Third price at the International Competition of Bellan, the Centre Français de Promotion Lyrique Price and the Young Talent Price at the Concours de l’Opéra d’Avignon. In 2017 she received the CFPL price at the International Competition of Clermont-Ferrand, for the second time. She was also finalist at the International Bellini Competition at Opera de Marseille. At the New Year Gstaad Festival, she was granted the Odiot Award at the Bel Canto Bellini Academy. In 2018, she was selected to participate in the Queen Elisabeth Competition.