Representation: Concert Germany and Austria
Winner of the Competition for baroque opera Cesti 2018 and of the Concours International de Belcanto Vincenzo Bellini 2017, soprano Marie Lys sang under conductors such as Michel Corboz, Laurence Cummings, Daniel Reuss, Sigiswald Kuijken and Giampaolo Bisanti, in many festivals including Ambronay, Göttingen, Halle, La Folle Journée and Verbier.
Performance venues include Wigmore Hall, Buckingham Palace and Kings Place (London), Opéra de Lausanne, Centro Cultural de Belém (Lisbon), Casa da Música (Porto), Tokyo International Forum and Yomiuri Otemachi Hall (Tokyo).
On the operatic stage she performed the roles of Adelaide (Lotario) at the Göttingen International Handel Festival, Dalinda (Ariodante) at the London Handel Festival, Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare) at Bury Court Opera, Asteria (Tamerlano) at Buxton Festival, Lisa (La Sonnambula) and Adele (Die Fledermaus) at Opéra de Lausnane, Eurilla (Orlando Paladino) with Opéra de Fribourg, Galatea (Acis and Galatea) with Opéra Louise, Nanetta (Falstaff) at Woodhouse Opera, and Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) at Les Azuriales Festival.
In 2016 she was awarded the Audience Prize in the London Handel Singing Competition, First Prize in the Lies Askonas Competition, Second Prize in the Joan Chissell Schumann prize for voice and piano, and in 2015 she won the First Prize in the Göttinger Reihe Historischer Musik Competition with Abchordis Ensemble, that she co-founded in 2011. Their two recordings, 'Stabat Mater' and 'Dies Irae', were published by Sony DHM.
A Samling Artist and a Migros cultural Percentage Soloist, she has been supported by the Leenaards, Dénéréaz, Colette Mosetti and Friedl Wald Foundations and by the Drake Calleja Trust and the Josephine Baker Trust.
After a Bachelor in Music at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne with a Prize for the best recital, Marie studied at the Royal College of Music where she graduated with First Class Honours in 2014, before joining their International Opera School under Amanda Roocroft, graduating in 2016 with an Artist Diploma in Opera. She now studies with Rachel Bersier.
Future appearances include Amour (Orphée et Eurydice) at Opéra de Lausanne, and Adelaide (Lotario) at Konzert Theater Bern.
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»Odi et amo - Eroici Amori«
Arias from Handel's operas and oratorios in combination with concertos by Bach & Vivaldi.
»Sacre Stravaganze - Musik aus Neapels Kirchen«
Sacred works by Manna, Santangelo, Leo, Porpora & Jomelli.
»Le Souffle du Poète - Der Hauch des Dichters«
Settings of poems by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe including Schubert, Schumann, Wagner & others.
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