The French soprano, Monique Zanetti, studied music at the Conservatoire de Metz and the university, where she obtained diploma in musicology. She turned to study singing with Elisabeth Grümmer, then with Jacqueline Bonnardot, Noelle Barker and Rachel Yakar.
Monique Zanetti specialised rather quickly in the Baroque repertoire, appearing regularly with the important ensembles, such as Les Arts Florissants (W. Christie), La Chapelle Royale (Philippe Herreweghe), Le Parlement de Musique (Martin Gester), and Les Talens Lyriques (Christophe Rousset), with which she participated in many tours in France and abroad (including Europe, the USA, South America, Japan, etc.), and appeared in prestigious festivals, such as Saintes, Herne, Ambronay, Utrecht, Aix en Provence, Innsbruck., etc.
Monique Zanetti has also taken part in numerous lyric productions: Atys by Lully, Médée by Charpentier, Dido and Aeneas by Purcell, Orfeo by Monteverdi, Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart, The Medium by Menotti, Werther by Massenet, Pelléas et Mélisande by Debussy, Béatrice et Bénédict by Berlioz, Roland by Lully, etc. (Opéra Comique, Opéra du Rhin, Opéra de Lausanne, BAM of New York, etc.). She also sings melodies and Lieder and appears in concerts with pianists and fortepianists: Patrick Cohen, J.E. Bavouzet, Alain Planès, etc.
Monique Zanetti has to her credit an important discography on labels as Harmonia Mundi, Erato, Harmonic Records, Opus 111, Et Cetera, Musidisc, Pan classics, etc. She created with Pascal Bertin and Yasunori Imamura the ensemble Fons Musicae, which since 1997 recorded little explored repertoire (Lambert, Bononcini, Steffani, Antonio Caldara, Gasparini, etc.).
Monique Zanetti's interest in teaching has led her to give monthly a training course of Baroque signing at the Conservatoire National de Région de Metz and master-classes of Baroque music in France and abroad (Aix en Provence, Ambronay, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Tokyo, festival de Wallonie, etc.).