Mezzo Soprano / >emerging artist<
Born in 1993 in Normandy, France, Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur has been working with soprano Maryse Castets at the Bordeaux-Aquitaine Conservatory since 2014, after graduating from Sciences Po Bordeaux.
In October 2018, she sang Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle at the Opéra National de Bordeaux, under the baton of Marc Minkowski, followed by the Ripieno in Mozart's Great Mass in C minor with Les Musiciens du Louvre at the Victoria Hall in Geneva, the Philharmonie de Paris, Grenoble, at the Bozar in Brussels and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
She interpreted the role of Grimgerde in Wagner's Die Walküre at the Opéra National de Bordeaux in May 2019 with Paul Daniel.
In summer 2019, she participates to the Young Singers Project of the Salzburg Festival where she appeared as Second Lady in Cherubini's Medea with the Wiener Philharmoniker, conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock. She also performed in a concert with the Mozarteum Orchestra.
In September 2019, she joined the Académie de l'Opéra de Paris and performed in recitals in China (Shanghai Grand Theatre, Shengjing Grand Theatre and at the Nanjing Theatre). On the stage of the Opéra Garnier she interprets the roles of The Mother, the Chinese Cup and the Dragonfly in Ravel's L'Enfant et les Sortilèges.
In 2020/2021, she sang Dido in Dido and Aeneas at the Festival La Grange au lac in Evian, directed by L.Garcia Alarcon, Lucretia in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord in Paris.
Recent highlights include L'Enfant et les sortilèges (the Mother, the Chinese Cup and the Dragonfly) at the Opéra national de Bordeaux, Geneviève in Pelléas et Mélisande, Ethel in Philippe Hersant’s Les Éclairs at the Opéra Comique, Third Lady in Mozart’s Magic Flute at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, Margaret in Wozzeck, the Second Esquire and a Flowermaiden in Parsifal at the Paris Opera, and Trashella in Marc-Olivier Dupin’s Robert le Cochon at the Opéra Comique. She also performed Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder with the Luxembourg National Youth Orchestra.
Future projects include the 2nd Lady in Magic Flute at Opéra Bastille, Mère Marie 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, Antwerp and Linz.
Marie-Andrée Bouchard-Lesieur was named one of the revelations of the 2022 Victoires de la musique classique.