Hailing from a family of musicians, French Soprano Marie Perbost’s first musical experiences date to her time with the Maîtrise de Radio-France, singing concerts at home and abroad under the batons of renowned conductors such as Kurt Masur and Myung Wung Chung. Her musical education continued at the Paris Conservatoire with Alain Buet and Cécile de Boever. For the season 2017/2018, she is a member of Paris National Opera Bastille opera studio.
She is selected by the prestigious Salzbourg Festival (2018) and Festival d’Aix (2019) academies.
Marie took a keen interest in the repertoire of Lied and French melody thanks to the inspiring teaching of Anne le Bozec. With her perennial pianist and dear friend Josephine Ambroselli, she won the Grand Prix at the 2015 Nadia and Lili Boulanger International Competition as well as prizes at the International Seasons of the Voice competition in Gordes in October 2014 and the 2013 International Lied Competition in Enschende, The Netherlands.
An ardent defender of contemporary creation, Marie is a founding member, lead singer and artistic director of the Ensemble 101, a contemporary musical theatre collective that creates and performs its own work. The Ensemble has won numerous awards for French contemporary music and is currently Artist in Residence at the Villa Arson in Nice until 2019. For more information, please visit www.ensemble101.fr/.
Since 2012, Marie is a beneficiary of a scholarship from the Rhine’s Gold Foundation (a subsidiary of the Fondation de France), the Meyer Foundation, as well as the Kriegelstein Foundation.
Singer and actress, Marie’s has played a diverse smattering of opera and operetta roles such as Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Marzelline in Beethoven’s Fidelio, Blanche de la Force in Poulenc’s Le dialogue des carmélites, Despina in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Die junge Frau in Boesman’s Reigen and Elisetta in Cimarosa’s Il matrimonio segreto. She won a prize from the Centre Français de Promotion Lyrique given by Raymond Duffaut at the Avignon Opera Competition and finalist (fourth- place) at the International Geneva Competition in 2016. She was flagged as a 2016 Rising Star by the ADAMI, France’s performers’ rights organization. Marie was also selected as a Victoire de la Musique Revelation in 2018.
As a soloist, she has caught the eye of many respected conductors and large productions such as Lionel Sow’s interpretation of the Neues Liebeslieder Walzer from Brahms at the Paris Philharmonic, Emmanuelle Haïm’s concert at Paris’s Invalides, or Philippe Pierlot’s version of Bach’s Saint John’s Passion at Paris’s Notre Dame cathedral. She has also been invited as a soloist at Nantes’s Folles Journées festival, the Froville festival, the Mozart festival, Versailles’s Royal Chapel, Paris’s Péniche Opéra, the Perigord noir festival, Le festival de la Vézère, the Pablo Casals festival and numerous other international venues.