Masterful French mezzo-soprano Marie Lenormand has been praised for her performances on the operatic and concert stage. After completing a dazzling turn in the title role in Ambroise Thomas’ Mignon at l’Opéra comique de Paris, her performance was met with popular and critical accolades. In recognition of her portrayal, the French national press awarded her the honor of “2010 Musical Revelation.” She was the first vocal artist in six years to win the award after a string of renowned conductors and a string quartet. She is also a Grammy Award Winner for best opera recording 2015 (L’enfant et les sortilèges, conducted by Seiji Ozawa, Decca).
Last season, Ms. Lenormand brought her Marguerite in Le Pré aux clercs to the Wexford Festival, sang Hansel in Hansel and Gretel with Angers-Nantes Opera, Cassiope in Lully’s Persée with the Chateau du Versailles Spectacles and Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris, Orlovsky in a tour of Die Fledermaus with Seiji Ozawa’s Music Academy in Japan, Phèdre in Hippolyte et Aricie ou La Belle-mère amoureuse with Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne, France, and Campra’s Le carnaval de Venise with the Fondazione Palazzetto Bru Zane in Prague. In the 2016-2017 season, she sings the title role in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges with Opera Köln and the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival, Atys en Folie, (opera parody d’après Lully) at the Valleta International Baroque Festival in Malta, Pierrot Lunaire with Festival Marto and the Théâtre de l’Athénée, Paris, Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été with Printemps des Arts de Monaco and Suzanne in Milhaud’s La mère coupable with Onsite Opera in New York. http://www.marielenormand.com
The Guilty Mother