LYS Marie

Lausanne soprano Marie Lys trained at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne obtaining a Bachelor’s degree with a prize for best recital, then at the Royal College of Music in London, where she obtained her Master’s degree with distinction in 2014 and her opera degree in 2016. Winner of the First Prizes at the Cesti Baroque Opera Competition 2018 and the Vincenzo Bellini Belcanto Competition 2017, she collaborates with renowned conductors such as Diego Fasolis, Christophe Rousset, Fabio Biondi, Leonardo García Alarcón, Emmanuelle Haïm and Michel Corboz, and performs with orchestras such as Europa Galante, Les Talens Lyriques, Sinfonia Varsovia, The English Concert, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, the Cameristi della Scala and the Musiciens du Prince-Monaco.

She has performed with orchestras such as Europa Galante, Les Talens Lyriques, Sinfonia Varsovia, The English Concert, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and the Cameristi della Scala.

She sang the roles of Ginevra (Ariodante) and Adelaide (Lotario) at the Handel Festival in Göttingen, Dorinda (Orlando) at the Castell Festival in Peralada, Servilia (La Clemenza di Tito), Yniold (Pelléas et Mélisande) and Clorinda (La Cenerentola) at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, Lisa (La Sonnambula), Adele (Die Fledermaus) and Morgana (Alcina) at the Opéra de Lausanne, and recently she replaced Cecilia Bartoli in the title role of Alcina by Handel at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

For Naïve, Marie Lys has recorded Vivaldi’s unpublished opera Argippo under the baton of Fabio Biondi with Europa Galante. Also with Maestro Biondi, she sang Bellezza in Handel’s Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno in Granada, as well as the title role in Donizetti’s Betly for the Chopin and His Europe Festival in Warsaw.

She will soon appear in Vivaldi’s Tamerlano during an Italian tour conducted by Ottavio Dantone, as well as in Lully’s Thésée at the Theater an der Wien, at the Bozar in Brussels and at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées under the baton of Christophe Rousset.

Dedicated to unpublished arias from baroque operas, his first solo album with the Abchordis ensemble, “Amate Stelle”, was released in January 2023 by Glossa.

Marie Lys was initially supported by the Migros Culture Percentage and the Leenaards, Dénéréaz, Colette Mosetti and Friedl Wald, Samling, Drake Calleja Trust and Josephine Baker Trust foundations.

“…Marie Lys proves to be a very contemporary performer thanks to a well-positioned voice, elegant phrasing and great grace in her agility, as well as great versatility in the many arias she has to deal with, skilfully moving from the pathetic tones to the most excited. The captivated audience applauds enthusiastically, the disappointment of Bartoli’s absence is largely compensated.” Totalita, Italian cultural magazine