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In residency at the Paris Opera Academy from 2019 to 2021
Born in Normandy, France, Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur has been working since 2014 with soprano Maryse Castets at the Bordeaux Conservatory where she obtained her Singing Diploma after graduating from Sciences Po Bordeaux. She is the winner of the Bordeaux Médoc Lyrical Competition 2018.
She then went on to study at the Paris Opera Academy, where she received the AROP Prize and the Cercle Carpeaux Prize. She took part in the Young Singers Project at the Salzburg Festival where she sang the Second Lady in Cherubini's Medea with the Wiener Philharmoniker, and performed in recital with the Mozarteum Orchestra.
She sang the roles of the Mother, the Chinese Cup and the Dragonfly in Ravel's L'Enfant et les sortilèges at the Paris Opera, Dido in Dido and Aeneas, Lucretia in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord. A member of the Nouvelle Troupe Favart of the Opéra Comique, she is the winner of the 2020 Menda Grant.
Recent highlights include L'Enfant et les sortilèges (the Mother, the Chinese Cup and the Dragonfly) at the Opéra national de Bordeaux (Festival Pulsations), Pelléas et Mélisande (Geneviève) with the Fondation Royaumont, Philippe Hersant’s Les Éclairs (Ethel) at the Opéra Comique, The Magic Flute (the Third Lady) at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, Wozzeck (Margaret) and Parsifal (the Second Esquire and a Flowermaiden) at the Paris Opera, Marc-Olivier Dupin’s Robert le Cochon (Trashella) at the Opéra Comique, and she also performed Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder with the Luxembourg National Youth Orchestra.
Future projects include Mère Marie de l'Incarnation in Dialogues des carmélites at the Opéra national de Bordeaux, Inès in Il Trovatore at the Paris Opera, and the alto part in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 conducted by Laurence Equilbey in Paris, London and Linz. Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur was named one of the revelations of the 2022 Victoires de la musique classique.
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