Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur Mezzo-soprano

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Biography

Born in Normandy, Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur trained with Maryse Castets at the Bordeaux Conservatoire after studying at Sciences Po Bordeaux. She joins the Académie de l'Opéra national de Paris from 2019 to 2021. She takes part in the Salzburg Festival's Young Singers Project as the Second Lady (Cherubini's Médée) with the Wiener Philharmoniker and performs in recital with the Mozarteum Orchestra. Named one of the revelations of lyric artists at the Victoires de la Musique awards, she sings Geneviève (Pelléas et Mélisande) and Ethel (Les Éclairs) at the Opéra Comique, the Third Lady (The Magic Flute) at the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, and Mère Marie (Dialogues des carmélites) at the Opéra national de Bordeaux.

In 2023-2024, she is Siegrune (La Walkyrie) at La Monnaie de Bruxelles, Mrs Meg Page (Falstaff) at the Opéra royal de Wallonie, Marguerite (Le Retour de Virginie) with the Orchestre national de Lyon. This season, Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur is the viola in Mahler's Second Symphony with the Orchestre de Paris conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen and staged by Romeo Castellucci, Néris (Cherubini's Médée) at the Opéra Comique and the Opéra de Montpellier, the Princesse de Bouillon (Adriana Lecouvreur) in Pärnu in Estonia and at the Kaunas Opera in Lithuania. She also plays the Second Lady (The Magic Flute) at the Opéra national de Paris.

At the Opéra national de Paris: L'Enfant et les Sortilèges (La Libellule, La Tasse chinoise, Maman), 2020; Le Viol de Lucrèce (Lucretia), 2021; Parsifal (Ein Klingsors Zaubermädchen, Ein Knappe), 2022; Wozzeck (Margret), 2022; The Magic Flute (Second Lady), 2022; Le Trouvère (Ines), 2022

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  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 02 to 23 November 2024
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  • Amphithéâtre Olivier Messiaen
  • on 18 January 2025 at 8 pm
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