Age: 30 years old
Soprano Marine Costa is a Laureate of 2018 and 2017 Academy of Festival of Aix en Provence with ENOA Community, 2017 Manhattan Opera Studio of New York City, 2016 Academy Les Frivolités Parisiennes in France, 2016 and 2015 Lyric Opera Studio Weimar in Germany. Earlier in 2012, she has been honored with a Finalist place in Nei Stëmmen International Vocal Competition in Luxembourg and she won the 2007 Irène Jaumillot Price in Béziers International Vocal Competition in France.
Ms. Costa made her professional debut, at the age of 19, as Martine in Gounod’s Le Médecin Malgré Lui at Opera Theater Cite in Nice in 2007. She then performed Zweite Dame in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at Opera Theater Gymnase in Paris in 2008 under the baton of Benoit Renard and in 2009 at the Palace of the Popes of Avignon with Maestro Paul Kuentz.
Other performances include her roles and houses debuts as La Contessa in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro at Theater of Castle Vianden in Luxembourg, as part of the 2012 Nei Stëmmen Festival Program conducted by Umberto Finazzi and at Theater of Brunoy, conducted by Maestro Constantin Rouits, Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte at the Opera Titano of San Marino in Italy, conducted by Augusto Ciavatta, at the Opera Theater Neumûnster and at Opera Theater Arca in Luxembourg, conducted by Alice Meregaglia.
In 2014, Ms. Costa made her role debut in a contemporary opera as Silvia in Spagnolo’s La Fée at Theater Ravel in Paris, under the baton of Constantin Rouits. That same year, she performed Bastienne in Mozart’s Bastien und Bastienne at Theater Brunoy, with the Orchestra of the Opera House of Massy conducted by Constantin Rouits. She also sang the Soprano Solo in Mozart’s Exultate Jubilate, with the quatuor Hermarque, at the Music of the Chapel Festival, performing across France and the Soprano Solo in Vivaldi’s Gloria, conducted by Daniel Dato, at the Autumn Music Festival at the Cathedral of Buc in France.
In 2015, she has been seleted to perform Papagena (Die Zauberflöte) with Lyric Opera Studio Weimar in Theater Mon Ami
under the baton of Maestro Olaf Storbeck and she made a serie of concerts as Soloist with the Symphony Orchestra SaalfeldRudolstadt conducted by Maestro Olivier Weder, like at Theater Rudolstadt, in Germany. The soprano is also engaged to play an Actress in Peronne Academy’s creation ‘Offenbach, the little Mozart’ at Temple Passy in Paris and she made her role debut as Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, in a concert version, conducted by Olivier Cangelosi at the International University Campus of Paris.
She returned, in 2016, to the Lyric Opera Studio Weimar, where she performed Fiordiligi (Cosi Fan Tutte), conducted by Olaf Storbeck at Theater Mon Ami. She then has been selected to be an alumna of the Academy Frivolités Parisiennes in France. She sang at the Imperial Theater of Compiègne in France, where she maked her house and roles debuts as Suzanne in Offenbach’s Le Mari à la Porte and as Lucile in De Lajarte’s La Devineresse. She then performed the role of Bavardine in the rare Delibes’s Tout Ce Qui Plaît Aux Hommes, with the Frivolités Parisiennes Orchestra, conducted by Mathieu Romano, at Theater Trévise in Paris. She was also a member of Academy of the Festival of Aix at Musiciens Relais with ENOA Community. Ms. Costa is engaged to perform at ‘Ball of the Parisians’, with the Eugénie Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Marc-Antoine Pingeon, at Great Intercontinental Hotel of Paris.
Last season, Marine Costa was engaged at Manhattan Opera Studio of New York City. She made her house debut in
concerts at Carnegie Hall and at National Opera America of NYC. She also made her role debut as Erste Dame in Mozart’s
Die Zauberflöte at the Opera Di Capo, under the baton of Abdiel Vasquez.
In France, she returned to the Academy of the Festival of Aix with Musiciens Relais and sang the roles of Belinda, Sorceress and Sailor in a participatory version of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, conducted by Mark Withers at the Grand Théâtre de Provence’s hall and during the Festival’s 40th birthday celebration.
The soprano also performed at 2018 ‘Ball of the Parisians’ with the Orchestra of Sorbonne conducted by Sébastien Taillard at the Great Intercontinental Hotel of Paris and in concerts with pianists Nino Pavlenichvili and Phil Richardson at Festival de Chéronne.
Meanwhile, Marine Costa engage herself since 2015 in the association MOS, who offert concerts for people with
Alzheimer’s. She has been the subjet of a report about that in the emission « Extra-ordinaire » by France Télévision.
A native of France, Ms. Costa studied violin, classical dance, theater and circus before singing. She then completed her Master’s degree in Vocal Performance at the Conservatory Ecole Normale of Music in Paris. She also completed her Post-Graduate degree in Paris Conservatory of Music (CNSM). She as been selected to participate in Master Classes with great singers such as Ruggero Raimondi (role of La Contessa, Salle Gaveau, Paris), Dame Felicity Lott and François Leroux (Poulenc’s songs, Salle Cortot, Paris), Vincent Le Téxier (role of Mélisande, Salle Cortot, Paris), Susan Bullock and Ann Murray (opera arias, Raddley college of Abingdon, Oxford).
Photo credit: Capucine de Chocqueuse