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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 in political science at Sciences-Po Bordeaux. She won the Bordeaux Médoc Lyrical Competition in 2018.
She has been perfecting her training at the Paris Opera Acadamy since 2019, where she won the AROP and the Cercle Carpeaux Awards. She took part in the Salzburg Festival’s Young Singers Project where she sang the Second Lady in Cherubini’s Medea, with the Wiener Philharmoniker, and performed a recital with the Mozarteum Orchestra.
She performed the roles of the Mother, the China cup and the dragonfly in L’Enfant et les Sortilèges at the Bordeaux Opera (Festival Pulsations), Geneviève in Pelléas et Mélisande with the Royaumont Foundation, Ethel in Philippe Hersant’s Les Eclairs at the Opéra Comique, the Third Lady in The Magic Flute at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, Margaret in Wozzeck at the Paris Opera, Trashella in Marc-Olivier Dupin’s Robert le Cochon at the Opéra Comique.
Other operatic projects include Judith in Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle at the Luxemburg, the Récitante in Debussy’s La Damoiselle élue at the Philharmonie de Paris, Mère Marie in Dialogues of the Carmelites at the Bordeaux Opera, and the Second Lady in The Magic Flute at the Paris Opera.
Journal d'une chanteuse #5 : MARIE-ANDRÉE BOUCHARD-LESIEUR
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