Outreach skills session
Age: 36 years old
A native of France, Ms Costa studied violin, classical dance, theatre 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 studied with Susan McCulloch, Raphaël Sikorski, Elène Golgevit and Mireille Alcantara and worked with stage directors and coaches such as Elaine Kidd, Mireille Larroche, Anne Le Bozec or Robin Bowman. She has been selected to participate in Master Classes with Ruggero Raimondi, Dame Felicity Lott, François Leroux, Vincent Le Téxier, Susan Bullock and Ann Murray. Since 2017, she has been selected in many Residencies as a member of Academy of Festival of Aix-en-Provence with enoa (European Network of Opera Academies) and Medinea (MEDiterranean INcubator of Emerging Artists). She won the 2007 Irène Jaumillot Price in Bézier’s International Vocal Competition in France. The same year, she has been also Laureate of the CNIPAL in Marseille (short programme for young singers) and has been honoured with a Finalist place in Nei Stëmmen International Vocal Competition in Luxembourg in 2012.
Ms. Costa made her professional debut, as Martine (Le Médecin Malgré Lui), Dritte Dame (Die Zauberflöte), La Contessa (Le Nozze di Figaro), Fiordiligi (Così Fan Tutte). She also performed the role of Silvia in Spagnolo’s contemporary opera La Fée and sang with Hermarque’s Quartet in Musique des Chapelles’s Festival.
In 2015 and 2016, she has been a member of Lyric Opera Studio Weimar in Germany. She sang Papagena (Die Zauberflöte) and again Fiordiligi. She also performed in concerts with the Symphoniker Saalfeld-Rudolstad’s Orchestra. In France, she sang Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) in concert version, Suzanne (Le Mari à la Porte, Offenbach), Marinette (La Dilettante d’Avignon, Halevy) and Lucile (La Devineresse, De Lajarte) at Compiègne’s Imperial theater. She was also Violentine (Ce qui plaît aux hommes, Delibes) with the Frivolités Parisienne’s orchestra in Paris.
In 2017-2018, she has been a member of Manhattan Opera Studio of New York City and performed Erste Dame (Die Zauberflöte). She made in concerts her Carnegie Hall and National Opera America debuts. In France, she was Sorceress in a participative version of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and has been involved in European project’s Orfeo et Majnun at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. She sang also in concerts with the pianists Nino Pavlenishvili and Phil Richardson at the Festival Les Nuits de la Chéronne.
In 2019, Marine sang Ginette in contemporary creation Opera De-Ci De-là at the Festival d’Aix-En-Provence with the Academy. She performed the role of Pénélope, in the lyric show Opéraphone (nominated at the P’tits Molières), in Avignon’s Festival at the Corps Saints’s Theater. She also made her recital debuts in Les Rencontres de Calenzana‘s Festival in Corsica.
Meanwhile, Marine Costa engages herself since 2015 in the association MOS, who offers concerts for people with Alzheimer’s. She has been the subject of a report about that in the emission « Extra-ordinaires » by France Télévision.
This season, Ms. Costa will perform the roles of Giovanna (Rigoletto), Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Lidoine (Le Dialogue des Carmélites), Santuzza (Cavaleria Rusticana).
She is also working with the composer Omar Shahryar on Girlhood, a collaborative opera for a young audience.
Photo credit: Capucine de Chocqueuse