Charlotte Nessi

After obtaining a First Prize diploma in piano at the Strasbourg Conservatory and a doctorate in musicology at the Sorbonne, Charlotte Nessi applied her musical skills toward democratising opera. She founded the Ensemble Justiniana in 1982, aspiring to renew the approach to lyrical repertoire and produce new works. For more than 34 years, more than 40 shows have appeared, both on Opera stages and around the villages of Franche-Comté and elsewhere. Through her many original creations where dance and theatre blend with music, she brings together amateurs and professional artists for opera-walks (opéras-promenades).

For many years Charlotte Nessi has conducted workshops for the youngest and productions centered on the children’s voices. Thanks to this work, the Edwige-Feuillère Theatre in Vesoul, which she has directed since 2009, received the prestigious label “Scène Conventionnée - Children’s Voices/Stage Space”.