Soprano of Elegance and Passion.
Born into a Belgian-German Family of Mozart enthusiastics in Heidelberg, Eleonore Marguerre studied singing at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.
She began her career in Germany performing in Weimar, Leipzig, Mannheim, the Händel Festival Halle and Darmstadt singing such roles as Konstanze, Donna Anna, Fiordiligi, Gilda, Melusine and Rosalinde and Armida (Rinaldo).
Having won many prizes in competitions such as the Leyla Gencer Voice Competition (2006) and the Boris Christoff competition (2009) Mrs. Marguerre went on to appear on the major stages of Europe including Teatro alla Scala in Milan (Venus in Ascanio in Alba), La Fenice in Venice (Juliette) and the Vienna State Opera.
Eleonore Marguerre begins the 2019/2020 season with „Manon“ at Staatstheater Nürnberg and Violetta in La Traviata at Oper Düsseldorf. In the Beethoven anniversary year 2020 she will sing first time „Leonore“ in „Fidelio“ in Cottbus and Chorin, later in 2020 she is starring as „Isolde“ in Frank Martin’s Opera „Le vin herbé“. To start 2018/2019 Eleonore Marguerre sang her first russian role as “Natascha Rostova” in Prokoviev’s “War and Peace” at State Opera Nürnberg, before turning to Opera Lausanne as “Rosalinde” in “The Bat”, as well as “Agathe” at Oper Leipzig. In march 2019 she was part of the world premiere of “Frankenstein” by Mark Grey at Théâtre la Monnaie in Brussels as “Elisabeth”. In 2021 a new production of La Traviata in Erfurt is planned as well as Fledermaus in Nantes/Angers/Rennes/Avignon.
In 2017/18 she sang her first opera by Strauss, the title role of “Arabella” in Dortmund and Wiesbaden, as well as again “Violetta” in “La Traviata” in Dortmund and Nürnberg. Equally she starred as “Saffi” in “Gipsy Baron” at Grand Théâtre de Genève and sang “Eve” by Massenet in concert. In 2016 she sang first time “Marguerite” in Faust in Dortmund, “Donna Anna” in Gelsenkirchen and to Oper Leipzig as “Konstanze”. A major debut was at Opéra de La Monnaie Brussels as “Fox” (Lisak) in “Cunning Little Vixen”.
in 2014-2016 she sang “Arminda” in La Finta Giardiniera in Glyndebourne, the soprano in „The diary of Nijinsky“ at Opera de Bordeaux, Konstanze (Abduction from the Seraglio) at Antibes, Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) in Dortmund, Violetta (la Traviata) at Opera de Tours as well as Agathe in “Freischuetz” at Domstufenfestival Erfurt. Ivan Fischer took her on an international tour with Budapest Festival Orchestra with “Magic Flute” to in London, Amsterdam, Budapest, Bruges and Berlin.
To begin 2014 Mrs. Marguerre made her house debut at the Opera de Bastille in Mozart‘s Die Zauberflöte. In Dortmund she sang again Konstanze. Currently she has a major association with the Dortmund Opera where she most recently made her debuts as Manon (Massenet), Contessa Almaviva or Poppea in Monteverdi‘s L‘Incoronazione di Poppea. Further projects in 2013/2014 included productions in Nancy (Der Zwerg), Bordeaux (Lucio Silla) and Monte Carlo (Das Rheingold) and Konstanze at Aalto Theater Essen.
Her concert appearances have lead her to Antwerp, Oslo, Berlin, Cologne, Tokyo, Seoul and Hamburg, among many others.
Her growing discography includes Die Schöne Galathee with Capriccio, Mozart‘s fragment Demofoonte with Arts Music, Das Lied von der Glocke with CPO and Mendelssohn‘s Lobgesang with Hänssler.
- Deutschlandradio Kultur commented on her “Rosamunde” at Rokoko-Theatre Schwetzingen in 2012: “She dies as beautifully as she sings.”
- „Eleonore Marguerre interprets the Comtessa arias in a noble manner whilst adding some crabbiness to her role. With her cool and coquettish way she heats up Ileana Mateescus bolda anc cheeky Cherubino .“ (NWR Kultur, 25.2.2013)
- „The appearance of Eleonore Marguerre bears a certain ressemblance to Romy Schneider in the Sissi-Trilogy. She sings and plays the Comtessa most touchingly in a beautifully focussed sopran”, www.opernnetz.de, 4.3.2013