Born in Saguenay, Québec, Canadian coloratura soprano Marie-Eve Munger enjoys a flourishing career in both North America and Europe. She earned a global reputation for her "disarmingly easy coloratura... always preserving the warmth of the timbre" (Opéra Magazine) and her strong stage presence - "she stole the show" (The Washington Post).
Recent successes include her debut with Lyric Opera of Chicago in Massenet's Cendrillon, Teatro alla Scala, Barcelona's Liceu and Festival d'Aix-en-Provence in Patrice Chéreau's production of Elektra, La Monnaie with the world premiere of Pinocchio, Opéra de Marseille in My Fair Lady, Opéra de Montréal in Roméo et Juliette, Munich's Bayericher Rundfunks in Lakmé and l'Enfant et les Sortilèges, Opéra de Lausanne for Ariadne auf Naxos and My Fair Lady, Chicago Symphony Orchestra in L'Enfant et les Sortilèges, Angers-Nantes Opera for Hamlet, Opéra de Toulon for the Countess in Rossini's Le Comte Ory and Donna Elvira, and Paris Opéra Comique in Le Pré aux Clercs, Fantasio and La Bohème.
This season, she sings Handel's Theodora with Trinity Wall Street in New York City and Caramoor, the Queen of the Night in Magic Flute with Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg and Mulhouse, the title role in Domino Noir by Auber with Opéra de Lausanne, the Fairy Godmother in Cendrillon with Opéra de Limoges, along with several concerts and recitals. Recently, she made acclaimed debuts with Opéra National du Rhin as the Nightingale in Die Vögel by Walter Braunfels and with Opéra de Lille as Tytania in Midsummer Night's Dream by Britten.
At home with contemporary music, she sings the Fairy in Boesmans/Pommerat's Pinocchio with Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, La Monnaie de Munt in Brussels and Opéra de Dijon; and she created the role of La Colorature in Frédéric Verrières's The Second Woman at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord in Paris. Montréal Symphony Orchestra and Kent Nagano commissioned for her Paradis Perdu to composer Régis Campo, she sangs in Pessons's Pastorale at the Théâtre du Châtelet as well as Mauro Lanza's piece Nubi non scoppiano per il peso at the Strasbourg Musica Festival. She also collaborated with composer Julian Wachner as librettist for the oratorio Come, my dark-eyed one.
Marie-Eve Munger earned her master's degree from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University. She won first prize at the Marmande International Voice Competition in 2007 and won the Choquette-Symcox award from the Jeunesses Musicales du Canada in 2012.
When not on stage, outdoorsy Marie-Eve is an avid gardener, a budding sailor and the mother of a wonderful little boy.
"..with her cascade of disarmingly easy coloratura and the impeccable high notes, right up to the last high D,
and yet always preserving the warmth of the timbre..."
"... the round and luscious voice of Marie-Eve Munger darts its high notes without difficulty into the stratosphere."
"... darting the arrows of its stratospheric coloratura, with pulp in the medium and weight in the words."
"...she stole the show..."
The Washington Post
"...dazzles from start to finish with her technical solidity and precision, her ease, the clarity of her projection and the intensity of her impersonation."
"... a nourished voice, coppery, warm and rich in timbre. Her line, grounded, flies away, precise and agile..."
"...a chiseled line, with a fleshy medium register."
"Best of all..."
"... gracious, virtuosic... glassy-clear coloratura..."
The New York Times
"... sparkling and embodied..."
"Light and lovely... we loved the solidity of the technique, the ease of the higher register, the stage-presence she knows how to show."
Global representation (non-exclusive in Europe)
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