Lyric soprano Eleonore Marguerre has sung in important houses such as
Vienna State Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Semperoper Dresden as well as at the
Festival of Bregenz. She has collaborated with conductors such as Christopher
Hogwood, Adam Fischer, Jac van Steen, Alexander Joel, Julia Jones, Bruno Weil,
Michael Jurowski, Giovanni Antonini and Massimo Zanetti.
Marguerre will be heard as Poppea in L’Incoronazione
di Poppea in Dortmund, Manon in Dortmund, La Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro in Dortmund, and
Ghita in n Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg in
Nancy. In 2013 2014, she will sing Lucio Cinna in Lucio Silla in Bordeaux, Die
Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte in
Paris (cond. Ph. Jordan), and Arminda in Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera in Glyndebourne.
In 2011-2012 was
heard as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutteand in Schweiter’s Rosamunde in
Schwetzingen. In December 2010, she sang Valencienne in Die lustige Witwe in Nancy followed by Armida in Rinaldo in Antwerpen, and Flavia in Cavalli’s Eliogabalo in Dortmund. In January 2009, she debuted at Teatro La Fenice in
Venice in Die Tote Stadt, after which
she sang Konstanze at the Staatstheater Braunschweig in September 2009.
In December 2008, she sang Konstanze in a new production of Mozart’s Entführung at the Staatstheater
Braunschweig, following which she was heard as Donna Anna in Oldenburg. Other
engagements included Lucio Cinna in Lucio
Silla in Nice and Cleofide in Alessandroin Mannheim. After a successful debut as Venus at La Scala in Mozart’s Ascanio in Alba in 2006, Marguerre went
on to debut Gilda at the Staatstheater Darmstadt, where she also sang in a
staged production of Carmina Buranaduring the 2008-2009 season.
A native of in Heidelberg, Germany, Marguerre completed her academic
studies with Margarita Lilova at the University of Vienna in 2001. She also
studied voice at the Lichtenberger Institute of Functional Singing, where she
worked with her first (and present) teacher, Gisela Rohmert. Marguerre has been
awarded several prizes in international competitions, such as the Marcello
Viotti Competition in 2008, the "Leyla Gencer Voice Competition” (2006) and the
"Competizione dell’ Opera" at the Semperoper Dresden (2004). In April
2009, she won the First Prize at the "Boris Christoff International
Singing Competition” in Sofia, and sang Gilda at the Sofia National Theater.
Having been heard as Königin der Nacht at the Grand Theatre de Genève
and Deutsche Oper Berlin, Marguerre has now shifted her focus to lyric roles,
such as Fiordiligi, which she has sung at Nationaltheater Weimar, and Melissa
in Händel’s Amadigi di Gaula, which
she sang on tour in Switzerland with the Lauttencompagney.
No stranger to the recital and concert stages, Marguerre has sung
Britten’s War Requiem in Aachen, as
well as Brahms’ Requiem in
Switzerland in 2008. Recitals with conductor Cornelius Meister at the piano
have led her to Japan, France, Norway, Austria and Switzerland.
Her recordings include Mozart’s Fragment Demofoonte as Timante (available on arts music, 2008), Suppe’s Schoene Galathée with Marguerre singing
the title role with the WDR orchestra and Bruno Weil conducting (available on
Capriccio, 2007). She also has recorded Erwin
and Elmire from Countess Anna-Amalia of Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach (available
on DS, 2007) as well as Max Bruch’s Lay
of the Bell (available on CPO, 2005).