Marie Lys


160227_0034 marie-Edit adjMarie Lys, Swiss soprano, is equally at ease performing in operas, oratorios or recitals. Under Laurence Cummings she sang Adelaide (Lotario) at the Göttingen International Handel Festival, Asteria (Tamerlano) at the Buxton Festival, and Dalinda (Ariodante) at the London Handel Festival. Other roles include Galatea (Acis and Galatea), Eurilla (Orlando Paladino), Adele (Die Fledermaus) and Nanetta (Falstaff)

She collaborated with conductors such as Michel Corboz, Laurence Cummings, Sigiswald Kuijken and Daniel Reuss.

Marie won the Audience Prize in the Handel Singing Competition 2016, and with Abchordis Ensemble she won the Göttinger Reihe Historischer Musik Competition in 2015.
She is a Samling Artist and Soloist of the Migros Culture Percentage. She has been supported by the Drake Calleja Trust, the Josephine Baker Trust and the Leenaards, Dénéréaz, Mosetti and Friedl Wald Foundations.

Marie studied at the Royal College of Music where she won First Prize in the Lies Askonas Competition and Second Prize in the Joan Chissell Schumann prize for voice and piano. She graduated with First Class Honours in 2014, and was awarded an Artist Diploma in Opera in 2016.

With Duo Dalma, that she co-founded with pianist João Araújo, she gives recitals in Switzerland, in Germany and in London.

Marie Lys is the first prize winner of Cesti Competition 2018 ( Cesti-Wettbewerb – Internationaler Gesangswettbewerb für Barockoper «Pietro Antonio Cesti» – Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik ).