Marie LysSoprano

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Highlights

  • First Prize at the Cesti Competition for Baroque Opera 2018
  • First Prize at the Concours de Belcanto Vincenzo Bellini 2017
  • Handel: Ariodante (Dalinda) – London Handel Festival
  • L. Bernstein: Candide (Cunegonde) – Lausanne Opera
  • Handel: Lotario (Adelaide) – Göttingen Handel Festival, Konzert Theater Bern
  • Handel: Alcina (title role) – Konzert Theater Bern
  • J. Strauss: Die Fledermaus (Adele) – Lausanne Opera
  • Handel: Acis and Galatea (Galatea) – Nouvel Opéra Fribourg
  • Bellini: La Sonnambula (Lisa) – Lausanne Opera
  • Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice (L’Amour) – Lausanne Opera
  • Handel: Giulio Cesare (Cleopatra) – Bury Court Opera

As soon as she appears, she imposes herself with insolent ease: the projection, the dynamism, the diction, the agility, the high notes, the legato, everything in her voice is perfectly coordinated and mastered. (ResMusica.com)

Biography

First prize winner of the Competition for Baroque Opera Cesti 2018 and of the Concours International de Belcanto Vincenzo Bellini 2017, Marie Lys sang under conductors such as Diego Fasolis, Michel Corboz, Laurence Cummings, Christian Curnyn, Giampaolo Bisanti and Guillaume Tourniaire in many festivals including Ambronay, Göttingen, Halle, La Folle Journée and Verbier. Performance venues include Wigmore Hall, Buckingham Palace and Kings Place (London), Opéra de Lausanne, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Konzert Theater Bern, Centro Cultural de Belém (Lisbon), Casa da Música (Porto), Tokyo International Forum and Yomiuri Otemachi Hall (Tokyo).

On the operatic stage she performed the roles of Adelaide (Lotario) at the Konzert Theater Bern and Göttingen International Handel Festival, Dalinda (Ariodante) at the London Handel Festival, Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare in Egitto) at the Bury Court Opera, Lisa (La Sonnambula), Adele (Die Fledermaus) and L’Amour (Orphée et Eurydice) at the Opéra de Lausanne, Asteria (Tamerlano) at the Buxton Festival, Eurilla (Orlando paladino) with the Opéra de Fribourg, Alcina (title role) with Die Freitagsakademie, Galatea (Acis and Galatea) with Opéra Louise, Nanetta (Falstaff) for the Woodhouse Opera, and Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) at Les Azuriales Festival.

In 2016 Marie Lys was awarded the Audience Prize at the London Handel Singing Competition, First Prize at the Lies Askonas Competition, Second Prize at the Joan Chissell Schumann Competition, and in 2015 she won the First Prize at the Göttinger Reihe Historischer Musik Competition with the Abchordis Ensemble, that she co-founded in 2011. Their two recordings, “Stabat Mater” and “Dies Irae”, were published by Sony DHM. She won the Concours de chant du Pour-cent culturel Migros twice, in 2015 and 2016.

After a Bachelor in Music at the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne with a Prize for the best recital, Marie studied at the Royal College of Music in London where she graduated with First Class Honours in 2014, before joining their International Opera School, graduating in 2016 with an Artist Diploma in Opera.

A Samling Artist, she has been supported by the Leenaards, Irène Dénéréaz, Colette Mosetti and Friedl Wald Foundations, and by both the Drake Calleja and Josephine Baker Trusts.

Next engagements include Galatea in Acis and Galatea at the Opéra de Massy and Cunegonde in Candide at the Opéra de Lausanne.

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