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French Diction and Prosody Coach

Elizabeth Gonçalves currently teaches French diction and the International Phonetic Alphabet for singers in the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs at the Fontys University of the Arts in the Netherlands. She is also a professor of French at the University of Amsterdam in the prestigious Amsterdam University College. Recently, she was offered a five-year position by the University of Geneva in Switzerland. Beginning in 2019, she will teach the first world seminar on the rhetoric and prosody of the French language as applied to French opera.

Elizabeth Gonçalves has worked for some of the most important French institutions in the areas of French opera and French diction & literature, including the Blibilothèque Nationale de France (National French Library in Paris), the Institute de Recherche en Musicologie (IreMus), the Paris-Sorbonne University Research Department, and the Opéra-Comique in Paris. In 2018, Gonçalves was accepted into two PhD programs, one at the Sorbonne in French Literature and the other at Geneva University in Music. She received a merit scholarship for her studies from the French Ministry of Culture.


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