Marie-Eve Munger


The French-Canadian coloratura soprano first attracted attention winning the 2007 Marmande International Competition. She was immediately engaged by Paris’s Théâtre du Châtelet, Opéra de Tours, and Opéra-Théâtre de Metz. Appointed an associate artist of Paris’s Opéra-Comique in 2017, she was recently featured there as Musetta/La bohème and Princess Elsbeth/Offenbach’s Fantasio. In addition to celebrated French roles – Ophélie/Hamlet (St. Paul, Metz, Göteborg), Juliet (Montreal, Charlotte, Toledo), Lakmé (St-Étienne, Munich), Fire, Princess, and Nightingale/L’enfant et les sortilèges (in concert in Chicago and Munich with Esa-Pekka Salonen), Isabelle/Le Pré aux Clercs (Wexford) – Munger’s repertoire has also encompassed Mozart (Costanza/Il sogno di Sicipione, New York; Ilia/Idomeneo, Milwaukee); Verdi (Gilda/Rigoletto, St. Paul, Saratoga; Nannetta/Falstaff, Metz); Handel (Michal/Saul, New York); Villa-Lobos (Maria/Magdalena, Paris). Munger appeared in Elektra at the BBC Proms with Semyon Bychkov, and in Patrice Chéreau’s celebrated production at Aix-en-Provence, La Scala, and Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu. She sang the world premieres of Régis Campo’s Paradis Perdu (commissioned for her by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra), Frédéric Verrières’s The Second Woman (Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris), and Philippe Boesmans’s Pinocchio (Aix-en Provence, Brussels, Dijon). Following Lyric's Cendrillon she will portray Strauss’s Zerbinetta in Lausanne and return to the Opéra-Comique's Bohème production for performances in Paris, Corsica, and Versailles.

Lyric debut: Fairy Godmother/Cendrillon (2018|19)

Last updated: December 1, 2018