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Majdouline Zerari
Mezzo-soprano

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Majdouline Zerari began studying voice at the age of nine. After a period of intensive training (during which she earned a DEUG in Musicology from the Lyon Conservatory, attended the classes of Françoise Pollet and Hélène Lucas; took lessons from Margreet Honig, Yvonne Minton, Tom Krause and David Syrus, and attended the CNIPAL in Marseille, the Académie Européenne du Lied et de Musique Contemporaine in Aix-en-Provence, and the Lyon Opera’s New Opera Studio) she earned a place as a finalist in the 13th Mâcon International Singing Competition in 2006 (taking second prize in the French Melody category and second prize in the Opera category). Soon thereafter, she found herself performing numerous roles including Architecture (Charpentier’s Les Arts Florissants), the title role in Dido and Aeneas, Mastrilla and Frasquinella (La Périchole), Cornelia (Giulio Cesare), Aglatida (J.C. Bach’s Zanaida), Cora Cenci (Vous qui savez ce qu’est l’amour), Berta (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), the Mother, the Chinese Tea Cup, the Dragonfly, the Wing Chair and the Squirrel (L’Enfant et les sortilèges), Dritte Zofe (Der Zwerg), Eurite and Verita (Cavalli’s Elena), the Mother (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), the Mother and the Witch (Hansel and Gretel), Tisbé (La Cenerentola), Miyagi (Xavier Dayer’s Les Contes de la lune vague après la pluie), Alisa (Lucia di Lammermoor), the title role in Djamileh, Zobeide (Ali Baba), Mallika (Lakmé), Ljubica (Ana Sokolović’s Svadba), the Queen (La Princesse légère), Hermia (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), and Laura (Iolanta). She has performed at the European Baroque Academy in Ambronnay, the Bordeaux Opera, the Lausanne Opera, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Vichy Opera, the Lyon Opera, the Aix Festival the Montpellier Opera, the Rouen Opera, the Opéra Comique, the Tours Opera, and the Lille Opera under the direction of conductors like Christophe Rousset, Pablo Heras Casado, David Stern, Jean-Yves Ossonce, Leonardo and Garcia Alarcόn. More recently, she sang the roles of Geneviève (Pelléas et Melisande) at the Opéra Comique and the Second Witch (Dido and Aeneas) at the Aix Festival. She also performs in concert (Bartók’s Village Scenes, Mozart’s Requiem, Shostakovich’s Jewish Folk Poetry, Ravel’s Mélodies populaires grecques, Vivaldi’s Judita Triumphans, Berlioz’s Les Nuits d’été etc.)

Projects:
The Second Lady (Die Zauberflöte) at the Marseille Opera. 

Majdouline Zerari is making her Paris Opera debut

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