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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 National Television
In the recent seasons, she sang Carmen (Liège, Rouen, Maribor, and touring France), Mercédès from Carmen (young public version at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and in Rouen), 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), Anitra from Peer Gynt (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).
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 her first solo recital 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), L'Orfeo by Monteverdi in a rewriting by Luciano Berio (Paris), Ariane by Franck Villard (Saint-Etienne), Beethoven's 9th Symphony (Massy).
During season 2019-2020, she sings in Les Fables de La Fontaine by Offenbach (concert series in Rouen and on tour), The Shepherd, The Female Cat, The Squirrel from L'Enfant et les Sortilèges (Limoges), Le Martyre de Saint-Sébastien with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra (cond. Alain Altinoglu), and she takes over the role of Anitra from Peer Gynt (Limoges).
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.