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 earned 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 series of renowned conductors and a string quartet.
A renowned Mozart interpreter throughout her career, Ms. Lenormand has also recently gained notoriety for her portrayals of comic repertoire including the operettas of Jacques Offenbach. The 2021-2022 season brings her back to some of her signature roles: Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro at Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg and Gertrude in Roméo et Juliette at L’Opéra comique. She will also appear as Popotte in Le Voyage dans la lune with Opéra de Nice and Opera de Vichy.
The 2020-2021 season featured her as Jacinthe in Auber’s Le Domino Noir with Opéra de Lausanne, Marguerite in Boieldieu’s La Dame Blanche with Opéra de Limoges, and Bachis in Offenbach’s La Belle Hélène with Paris’s Théâtre des Champs Elysées and with the Orchestre National de Lille. 2019-2020 season appearances included Testament de la Tante Caroline with the Théâtre Imperial de Compiègne, Les P’tites Michu with l’Opéra de Tours, Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro with l’Opéra de Lorraine, Meg Page in Falstaff with l’Opéra de Montpellier, Gertrude in Roméo et Juliette in concert with Montpellier and the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, and a reprise of the Petite Balade aux Enfers with l’Opéra comique.