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Marie-Eve Munger

Born in Saguenay, Québec, Canadian coloratura soprano Marie-Eve Munger earned her Master's degree at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montréal. After winning the first prize at the Marmande International Competition in 2007, she was quickly engaged to sing main roles at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Opéra de Tours et Opéra-Théâtre de Metz. In America, she made her debut with Gotham Chamber Opera and Minnesota Opera. She has since then gained international recognition for her "graceful, virtuosic" performances in Mozart (The New York Times) and for her Cunegonde who "stole the show" (The Washington Post). Her first album Colorature was hailed by Opera News highlighting "a repertoire that showcases Munger's crystalline high notes and virtuosity, as well as her intelligence, musicality and poetic sensitivity."

Recently, she made her debut at the Teatro alla Scala and at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in Patrice Chéreau's production of Elektra, with the BBC Proms conducted by Semyon Bychkov, at the Paris Opéra-Comique in Le Pré aux Clercs, with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Bayerischen Rundfunk Orchestra in Munich for L'Enfant et les Sortilèges conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, as Juliette in United States with Opera Carolina, Virginia Opera and Toledo Opera, as the title role in My Fair Lady at Opéra de Lausanne, with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kent Nagano for the world premiere of Paradis Perdu commissionned for her and at the Wexford Opera Festival in Don Bucefalo and Le Pré aux Clercs.

Plans include returns at the Aix-en-Provence Festival and the Paris Opéra-Comique for Fantasio by Offenbach, and her debut at La Monnaie, Opéra de Dijon, Liceu in Barcelona and Opéra de Marseille.

On the concert stage, she also performed with the Innsbruck Symphony Orchestra, The Washington Chorus at the Kennedy Center, the Netherlands Radio Orchestra and Choir, Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen, Regina Symphony, Charlotte Symphony and Orchestre du Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean.

At home in contemporary music, she created the role of the Colorature in the opera The Second Woman by Frédéric Verrières at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord in Paris, production that enjoyed great popular success and received the Grand Prix de la Critique in France. She also performed world premieres by composers Mauro Lanza, Julian Wachner, Régis Campo and Gérard Pesson.

Winner of the Choquette-Symcox prize, she thanks the Jeunesses Musicales du Canada for their support.

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