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Marie Kalinine

(c) L'Oiseleur Photographe

Mignon - Ambroise Thomas

"Connais-tu le pays..."

Marie KALININE   -   Mezzo-soprano

Marie Kalinine studied singing at the Maîtrise of Radio-France and graduated from the Paris National Conservatory. She achieved her tuition as a member of the Opera Studio at the Opéra National du Rhin and the CNIPAL in Marseille (postgraduate opera training centre). TV host Eve Ruggieri engaged her to sing her first Carmen (Antibes and Lacoste Festivals) and invited her to sing in her show on French National Television


In the recent seasons, she sang Carmen (Liège, Rouen, Maribor, and touring France), Mercédès from Carmen (Marseille, Paris Théâtre des Champs Elysées and Rouen for a young public version), Charlotte from Werther (Saint-Etienne), Marguerite from La Damnation de Faust (Switzerland), Mère Marie from Dialogues des Carmélites (Saint-Etienne), Nicklausse / La Muse from Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Dijon), The Shepherd, The Female Cat, The Squirrel from L'Enfant et les Sortilèges (Limoges, Lille), Anitra from Peer Gynt (Compiègne, Limoges, Montpellier), The Friend from Amelia al Ballo by Menotti (Toulon), Zulma from L'Italiana in Algeri (Montpellier), Anita from La Navarraise by Massenet (Saint-Etienne), Santuzza from Cavalleria Rusticana (Saint-Etienne, Liège), Médée from La Toison d’Or by Vogel (Nuremberg), Cybèle from Atys by Piccini (Venezia, Paris). She sang and recorded the role of Armide from Renaud by Sacchini conducted by Christophe Rousset - role she previously sang with Hervé Niquet (Montpellier and Versailles). She sang Giulietta from Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Poland), The Prince Raphaël from La Princesse de Trébizonde by Offenbach (Saint-Etienne), Ascagne from Les Troyens by Berlioz (Marseille), La Reine from Le Saphir by Félicien David (Venezia, Paris), The Second Nymph from Rusalka (Monte-Carlo). With the Versailles Baroque Music Center, she sang La Belle Mère Amoureuse - a parody after Rameau's Hippolyte et Aricie (Malte, China, and touring France). She sang Annina from La Traviata (Vendée) and Flora in the same opera (French Open-Air Festival), Ernesto from Il Mondo della Luna (Sédières Festival) and Hélène from La Belle Hélène (Etretat Festival). She sang Vénus from Orphée aux Enfers (Aix-en-Provence Festival, Nancy, Montpellier Festival), Afra from La Wally (Monte-Carlo), Méduse from Persée by Lully, Margared from Le Roi d’Ys (Saint-Etienne) and Métella from La Vie Parisienne (Lausanne). She takes part in the creation of Le Messie du Peuple Chauve by Eric Breton in Avignon, she sings Marguerite from La Dame Blanche by Boieldieu in Nice and takes part in the touring production of La Vie Parisienne with the Palazzetto Bru-Zane (Rouen, Tours, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Liège, Toulouse).


Beside her operatic activities, she was heard at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris in Il Vespro della Beata Vergine by Monteverdi, conducted by Jean-Christophe Spinosi. She took part in a series of concerts with the Ensemble Pulcinella and Ophélie Gaillard. She sang recitals at the Palazzetto Bru-Zane in Venezia and was invited by Roberto Alagna for his tour in France singing the famous hits of Luis Mariano. She sang the cantata Médée by Hüe in Rome and Venezia, Le Martyre de Saint-Sébastien by Debussy in Paris and Lisbon, Mozart’s Requiem in Besançon and later with the Moroccan Philharmonic Orchestra, Mozart C-Mass in Saint-Etienne. In Aix-en-Provence she sang the world premiere of Dal Diario by Gilbert Nouno. She recorded cantatas by Dukas with the Brussels Philharmonic, she took part in “Jeux d’Enfants” - a staged recital based on pieces by Bizet, she sang La Chanson Perpétuelle by Chausson at the Paris Opera (Amphithéâtre Bastille), Biblis by Massenet in Saint-Etienne, a series of concerts in San José with the Costa Rica National Orchestra (program: "Italian Composers in Paris"), Les Nuits d'Eté by Berlioz (Orchestre de Chambre de Normandie and on tour), L'Orfeo by Monteverdi in a rewriting by Luciano Berio (Paris), Ariane by Franck Villard (Saint-Etienne), Beethoven's 9th Symphony (Massy), Les Fables de La Fontaine by Offenbach (Rouen and on tour), Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien (Danemark Symphoniy Orchestra, cond. Alain Altinoglu).

During season 2023-2024, she sings The Second Nymph from Rusalka in Avignon, she takes over La Vie Parisienne in Limoges and Montpellier, Anitra from Peer Gynt in Limoges and Garcias from Don Quichotte by Massenet in Marseille.

La Dame Blanche - Marguerite's aria : "Pauvre dame Marguerite..."

Opéra de Nice, January 2021.

Dialogues des Carmélites - Mère Marie de l'Incarnation - Excerpts

Opéra de Saint-Etienne - March 2017

La Navarraise - Anita : "Si tu savais pour toi, ce que j'ai fait pour toi..."

Opéra-Théâtre de Saint-Etienne, November 2011.

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