Adriana Bignagni Lesca Mezzo-soprano


Born in Libreville, Gabon, Adriana Bignagni Lesca studied at the Bordeaux Conservatoire with Maryse Castets. Highlights of her recent seasons include the roles of Zefka (Le Journal d'un disparu) at Opéra national du Rhin, Brambilla (La Périchole) with Les Musiciens du Louvre and Marc Minkowski at the Salzburg Easter Festival and on tour in Montpellier, Bordeaux, Grenoble and Versailles, Fatouma (Mârouf, Savetier du Caire) at Opéra national de Bordeaux and Opéra Comique, Rossweisse (La Walkyrie) in Bordeaux and numerous performances at the Aix-en-Provence and Montpellier Festivals. Last season, Adriana Bignagni Lesca made her debut at Berlin's Staatsoper Unter den Linden as Arbate (Mitridate, re di Ponto) and at Zurich's Opernhaus as Dorotea Frescopane (Viva la mamma).

In concert, she sang Porgy and Bess with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra and gave several recitals at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence. In the 2023-2024 season, she makes her debut at Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu in the European premiere of John Adams' Antony and Cleopatra, and sings the roles of Arbate at Berlin's Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Ježibaba (Rusalka) at the Tenerife Opera and Souffrance (Albéric Magnard's Guercœur) at the Opéra national du Rhin.

Concert appearances include Juno (Orphée aux Enfers) with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester and Marc Minkowski, and a New Year's concert featuring Montsalvatge's Cinco canciones negras at the Philharmonie Zuidnederland. In the coming seasons, she will make her debut at the Hamburg Staatsoper and return to Toulouse's Théâtre du Capitole.

At the Opéra national de Paris: Platée (Junon), 2022

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  • Palais Garnier
  • from 21 September 2024 to 12 July 2025

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