20200416-PHOTOS MARIE KARALL-LESLIE LAUN

About

EDUCATION :Conservatoire de Strasbourg, Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, Conservatoire de Musique de Paris (France), Rome Opera studio - Santa Cecilia (Italy). Member of the Opera compagny ''l'envol'' at the Lausanne Opera (Swizerland) in 2012 and 2013. Degree in literature and law.

COMPETITIONS : Winner of the 20th International Competition of Clermont-Ferrand from Teresa Berganza (2007), first prize 15th Competition of Picardie from Viorica Cortez (2008), Marie won the audition des Directeurs d'Opéra, international competition organized by the Centre Français de Promotion Lyrique in Paris at l'atelier lyrique from the Paris National Opera (2010), First prize prix lyrique Œuvres des Saint-Anges, prize given by the Director of the Rennes Opera and artistic Director of the Liège Opera Belgium (2011), award winner at the NYIOP auditions in Belgium (2014), finalist/winner ZAV-Künstlervermittlung auditions in Munich, Germany (2016).

REPERTOIRE :  Carmen/Carmen, Dalila/Samson et Dalila, Charlotte/Werther, Paulina/Queen of Spades, Principessa di Bouillon/Adriana Lecouvreur, Neris/Medea, Brangäne/Tristan und Isolde, Maddalena/Rigoletto...

STAGES : Chorégies d'Orange, Bordeaux National Opera, Montpellier National Opera (Mallika/LAKME), Reims Opera, Lausanne Opera (Federica/LUISA MILLER), L'Opinion Publique/ORPHEE AUX ENFERS), Tours Opera, Avenches Opera festival Swizerland (Fenena/Nabucco), Toulon Opera, Lille Opera (Zefka/THE DIARY OF ONE WHO DISAPPEARED), Aspendos festival Turkey (Azucena/IL TROVATORE excerpts), Capitole de Toulouse (RIGOLETTO), SWR Stuttgart (mother/chinese cup/dragonfly/THE BEWITCHED CHILD), Avignon Opera, Saint-Etienne Opera (Fenena/NABUCCO), Tenerife Opera (Principessa di Bouillon aria)... Lyon Opera (Catherine/JEANNE AU BUCHER) 2016, Rouen Opera (Amélie/TISTOU LES POUCES VERTS) 2017, Mezzo-soprano for two Verdi Gala at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées Paris 2017 (Eboli/Azucena), live broadcast on Radio Classique, Latvian National Opera 2018 (Carmen/CARMEN), Opera Hong Kong 2018 (Carmen/Carmen), Clermont-Ferrand Opera, Guimaraes International Festival Portugal 2019, four gala-concerts at Avenches Opera Festival in Switzerland June 2019 (Dalila/SAMSON ET DALILA),  Enescu Festival with Orchestre National de Lille in September 2019 (Catherine/Jeanne au bûcher) with Marion Cotillard as Jeanne, Opera d'Avignon nov 2019 (la Périchole/LA PERICHOLE), Theater Winterthur (Carmen/CARMEN) Sept 2020, Opera Dortmund (Carmen/CARMEN, Charlotte/WERTHER, Frédégonde/FREDEGONDE) 2021 covid cancelled, Opera National du Rhin (Suzuki/Madame Butterfly) May June July 2021. 

CONDUCTORS : Daniel Oren, Nir Kabaretti, John Fiore, Yves Abel, Kazushi Ono, Mikko Franck, Giampaolo Bisanti, Giuliano Carella, Corrado Rovaris, Robert Tuohy, Stéphane Denève, Roberto Rizzi Brignoli, David Reiland, Luciano Acocella, Jean-Yves Ossonce, Jānis Liepins, Paul-Emmanuel Thomas, Alain Planès, José Cura…

STAGE MANAGERS : Romeo Castellucci, Nicolas Joel, Giancarlo Del Monaco, Jean-Louis Grinda, Christopher Alden, Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier (Renée Auphan), Marco Carniti, Stefano Vizioli, Massimo Gasparon, Vincent Huguet, Louis Désiré, Christian Rizzo, Gilles Rico, Claire Servais, Anne-Laure Liégeois, Mariano Pensotti… 

CONCERTS : Messe du couronnement, Mozart with Ensemble Matheus/Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Messe en Ut, Beethoven (Belgium & France), Verdi Gala: arias and duet with José Cura (Aspendos Ancient Theater, Azucena/Manrico duet) live TV, Musiques en fêtes Live TV broadcast from les Chorégies d'Orange/France (Azucena aria)...

DISCOGRAPHY : L'Enfant et les sortilèges, Ravel, SWR, Germany, December 2015 (Mother/Chinese cup/dragonfly). 

                                 A new disk to be recorded in 2022

UPCOMING EVENTS :

Marie will be the mother of Hulda in the opera called Hulda from César Franck with Liège Symphony Orchestra. Performances in Liège, Namur and then in Paris at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in May 2022. After that Marie is going to make her debuts in Austria at Musikverrein Graz singing the role of Fenena while Placido Domingo will sing the role of Nabucco in June 2022. 

"Confirmation for singers revealed around 2008: Marie Karall, the mezzo who received a standing ovation after her rendition of the Azucena aria from the Trovatore, Verdi"

                                                             - Christine Harant