Dominique Visse

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Dominique Visse (born 30 August 1955) is a French countertenor and founder of the Ensemble Clément Janequin.

Life and career[edit]

Dominique Visse was a chorister in the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris and studied organ and flute at the Versailles Conservatory. As a musician, he developed an interest in Medieval and Renaissance repertories. After studying with Alfred Deller and René Jacobs from 1976 to 1978, he made his opera debut at Tourcoing in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea in 1982.[1]

Visse devotes himself to performing of secular and religious music of the Renaissance. He is principally known for his interpretations of the Parisian chansons.[2]

Visse is married to soprano Agnès Mellon.

Selected discography[edit]



  • Songs for Seven Centuries - Machaut to Satie Éric Bellocq
  • Campra - French Cantatas. Jill Feldman, Dominique Visse, Jean-François Gardeil,
  • The Three Countertenors - Andreas Scholl, Pascal Bertin
  • with Agnès Mellon: Parole e Querele d'Amore: Madrigali a due voci Zigzag 2011
  • Takemitsu: Songs
  • Bach. Café Zimmermann. Alpha
  • Dom Quichotte Cantatas & Comic Concertos, Céline Frisch, Café Zimmermann
  • Vinum et Musica - Capella de la Torre.


  1. ^ "Dominique Visse". Retrieved 23 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Ensemble Clément Janequin, Dominique Visse". Autant en emporte le vent (Chansons) (CD). Claude Le Jeune. Arles: Harmonia Mundi. 2005. pp. 18–19. HMC 901863. 

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