Young French Mezzo-Soprano established in Geneva, Marie Hamard has been acclaimed for her warm voice and her ‘bewitching presence’. Forum Opéra, feb 2018.
She graduated with a Master in Literature and a Master in cultural management. She then joined the Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva and in 2015, received a Master of Arts in specialized musical interpretation.
Marie’s constant desire for improvement led her in 2016, to take part in the prestigious ‘BrittenPears Young Artist Programme’ in Aldeburgh with Thomas Allen, Ann Murray and Roger Vignoles. Prize-winner of the Royaumont Foundation in 2017, she took part in the prestigious Ian Bostridge and Felicity Lott Master Classes in Paris followed by recitals in the Orsay Museum.
On stage, Marie has recently performed Mercedes in Bizet’s Carmen with the german festival Opera Classica, Zulma in Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri, Anita in Bernstein’s West Side Story, Gontran in Chabrier’s Une Education Manquée in Geneva, Second Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Pluton in Glück’s L’Ivrogne Corrigé.
Since 2017, she performs the gypsy character Zefka in the Ivo Van Hove' show The Diary of one who disappeared (Janáček, Annelies Van Parys) in an international tour: Klara festival, Operadagen rotterdam, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Opera Lyon, Théâtre Luxembourg. This season she will sing in Covent Garden, Beijing Music Festival, Roma Europa Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music of New-York, Opera Rouen, Janáček Festival in Brno...
Next highlights also include Alto Solo in Bach's Magnificat, the Servant in La Forêt bleue with L'Atelier Lyrique et la Chambre du Roy in Tourcoing, recitals in Geneva with the hungarian pianist Agnès Lörincz.