After graduating in both Violin and Chamber music from Villeurbanne’s National Music School, Mezzo-soprano Florence Recanzone joined the Conservatoire of Lyon (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse) to start her opera singing career. Thereafter, she moved to Paris to perfect her technique and operatic interpretation with Maître Schuyler Hamilton and also Maciej Pikulski, Jeff Cohen, Irene Kudela, Ruben Lifschitz and David Zobel.
Her operatic roles include: Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro); Dorabella (Cosi Fan Tutte), under Amaury Du Closel; Zerlina (Don Giovanni), under the baton of Jacques-Francois des Longchamps; the Israelite in J.B. Moreau’s Esther as part of the Chateau Thierry Festival, under Georges Willms and contemporary roles, such as The Fox in Yanacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, under Errol Girdlestone, as part of the Alpes Cote d’Azur Festival.
In Lyon, she performed The Child in Ravel’s “The Child” and the Spells and Marceline (Le Nozze de Figaro), directed by Jean Philippe Amy. In the Champs Elysees Theatre, Paris, she played the Florist in Le Nozze di Figaro, directed by Jean-Louis Matinotti and in La Salle Cortot she took on travesty roles from Mozart, directed by Jean-Michel Séréni.
Florence Recanzone collaborated with Les Arts Florissants, under the baton of William Christie, recorded with Warner Classic and Erato, and performed in Handel’s Jeptha and Alcina, Zoroaster in Rameau’s Les Indes Galantes, Purcell’s The Indian Queen and in Desmarets’ Les Grands Motets Lorrains in the Palais Garnier, Paris, in Aix en Provence, in Beaune, in Edinburgh, in Jerusalem, as part of the Baroque Festival, in Bahrain, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York and at the Tchaikowsky Concert Hall in Moscow, Russia. She was also invited to work with Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, Laurence Equilbey, Marc Minkowski, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Laurent Gendre and Jérémie Rhorer.