AVAILABLE ON SEPT 4th 2020
In her debut album on Warner Classics "Enchantée",
Marie Oppert embraces both the classics of Broadway repertoire and treasured songs of French origin, in order to represent her own musical upbringing and passion.
She is joined by the Orchestre National de Lille and conductor Nicholas Skilbeck in the recording, and in two separate tracks she reunites with Natalie Dessay and Melissa Errico, whom she affectionately calls “my two Franco-American ‘fairy godmothers’.
Since her debut at age 17 in the lead role of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg at the Theatre Chatelet alongside Natalie Dessay and Michel Legrand, Marie Oppert is viewed as the new « rising star of musical theatre ».
She followed a comprehensive musical training at the Maitrise of the Regional Conservatory of Paris which also offered her her first professional experiences in children’s roles (The Sound of Music and Street Scene at Theatre Chatelet, Alice, the Musical at Theatre Clavel). After passing her high school degree, she became the youngest recipient of a Fulbright grant from the Franco-American commission in order to specialize in Musical Theatre in a Bachelor of Arts at Marymount Manhattan College in New York. During her studies, she performed the role of Chloe in Wonderland at the York Theatre. Currently, she pursues her voice studies with Chantal Mathias.
In 2017, she won the Interpretation Award of the International Singing Competition of Marseille (operetta category) and Lotte Lenya Competition’s Special Award of the Kurt Weill Foundation.
She is regularly invited to sing in concerts in prestigious venues in Paris such as Olympia, Salle Pleyel, Theatre Champs-Elysees, Grand Rex, Radio France, at the Crazy Coqs in London and at Birdland in New York.
Marie Oppert is under exclusive contract with Warner Classics. Her first solo album « Enchantée », recorded with National Lille Symphonic Orchestra and conducted by Nicholas Skilbeck, was rewarded « Diamond of Opera Magazine » and will be released in May 2020
For the reopening of the Theatre Marigny in Paris, Marie Oppert has interpreted the lead role in the first stage adaptation of Jacques Demy and Michel Legrand’s Peau d’Ane, directed by Emilio Sagi. Her other major roles in musicals include : Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Barrie Kosky at National Opera du Rhin, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady with La Fabrique Opera, Johanna in Sweeney Todd at the Reims Opera or Lucile in Nicholas Skilbeck’s Quand la guerre sera finie at the Avignon Festival OFF.
In the French operetta repertoire, she sang Louise in The Musketeers at the Convent at the Theatre Odeon of Marseille and Monique in Un Soir de Reveillon with Les Brigands company. Her roles in plays include Aglaia Ivanovna in The Idiot, based on Dostoïevski’s novel at the Theatre 14 of Paris and at the Avignon Festival OFF and Juliet in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet at Theatre des Champs-Elysees directed by Yann-Joël Collin. Moreover, she recorded the title role of Timothée de Fombelle’s musical tale Georgia in the CD-BOOK edited by Gallimard Jeunesse.
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