A concert Gala with opera and operetta by Jacques Offenbach.
Eleonore Marguerre singa arias and duets by Offenbach, Bizet, Suppé together with Matthias Koziorowski, Wieland Satter and the Kölner Männer Gesangsvereins. The Neue Philharmonie Westfalen orchestra is playing conducted by Bernhard Steiner.
Rehearsing in Paris for my first time singing Mahler’s 8th symphony with Radio France, before we’re all heading to Orange and the Théâtre Antique in Orange bei den Chorégies for their 150th anniversaery..
DIRECTION MUSICALE Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Magna Peccatrix Meagan Miller
Una poenitentium Ricarda Merbeth
Mater gloriosa Eleonore Marguerre
Mulier Samaritana Claudia Mahnke
Maria Aegyptica Gerhild Romberger
Doctor Marianus Nikolaï Schukoff
Pater ecstaticus Boaz Daniel
Pater profondus Albert Dohmen
…and I dance again as Natascha Rostova at Staatstheater Nuremberg .. Prokofiev’s monumental work on Tolstoi’a novel about love, intrigue and war. Directed by Jens-Daniel Herzog, conducted by Joana Mallwitz.
The premiere was a big success and the press likes it, too! Already two sold out shows ..
“with beautiful vocal lines sung by the excellent German soprano Eleonore Marguerre. She is innocent Elizabeth, Dr. Frankenstein’s wife and she is the only loving person. Therefore she has to do die in this world of madnes..” (L’ECHO, 12.3.2019)
There we are in our fun Operetta “Die Fledermaus” – french style.. So my german Rosalinde now has to learn french dialogues.. Quel plaisir!
… and here a my 15 minutes operaguide podcast *now in English as well* on the “Bat” for you to enjoy the story even more..
Eisenstein – Stephan Genz
Prince Orlofsky – Lamia Beuque
Alfred – Jean-François Borras
Adele – Marie Lys
Frank -Jean-François Vinciguerra
Falke – Björn Bürger
Blind – Pier-Yves Têtu
Frosch et Vengance – Shin Iglesias
Ida – Yuki Tsurusaki
Conductor – Frank Beermann
Director and scenography – Adriano Sinivia
Set and costume designer – Enzo Iorio
Lighting designer – Fabrice Kebour
Choreographer – Konethong Vongpraseuth
First reviews are really enthuastic about the production…
„At this opera night we see and hear an ideal vocal and acting-wise totally credible incarnation of an overwhelmingly good Natascha sung by Eleonore Marguerre. The enormous applause for Marguerre by the audience proved the singer’s abilities to give an accurate portrait of this young and confused women in search of her true self.“ Opernfreund 2.10.
„The reason is also to be found in Eleonore Marguerre, who portrays and sings so credibly the young and inexperienced Natascha with her youthful soprano. It is her who carries the audience through the first part.“ Klassikinfo, 3. 10.2018
„With such a large and accomplished ensemble cast, it seems almost unfair to pick out individual singers for praise, but the central trio was in a class of its own: Eleonore Marguerre’s detailed and vocally nuanced exploration of the character of Natasha, Jochen Kupfer’s nobly sung Andrei and Zurab Zurabishvili’s conflicted, passionate Pierre.“ Bachtrack, 1.10.
Surprise, surprise…on short notice I sang beloved “Arabella” again in the direction of Uwe-Eric Laufenberg.. It was VERY exciting and beautiful and a great pleasure to be on stage with chief conductor Patrick Lange and the amazing Mandryka ofThomas J. Mayer ..
“Best was the Saffi of Eleonore Marguerre. Her voice has strength and musicality and she could have the potential to expand into heavier German roles.” Seen and Heard inter. 19/12/2017
“Eleonore Marguerre portrays a remarkable Saffi, with a colourful and round voice, with a lovely and delicate vibrato. She reduces powerful high notes to a filo di voce and delivers a subtle portrait of the character. “Olryx 17.12.2017
“Eleonore Marguerre is a remarkable Saffi with a round and warm voice and with her aria in the first act the evening starts to finally get emotional.“Le Temps 17.12.2017
Premiere Day on Dec 15h 2017 at Grand Theatre Geneva
Conductor Stefan Blunier
Director Christian Räth
Set & costumes Leslie Travers Sándor Barinkay Jean-Pierre Furlan
Sáffi Eleonore Marguerre
Czipra Marie-Ange Todorovitch
Arsena Melody Louledjian
Comte Carnero Daniel Djambazian
Kálmán Zsupán Christophoros Stamboglis
Ottokar Loïc Félix
Comte Homonay Marc Mazuir
Mirabella Jeannette Fischer
Podcast Listeners !
If You want to get my personal 13 min introduction in english to the story of the Gipsy Baron I am happy to invite You to listen to my podcast – click here
And for all french-speaking visitors the artistic head of Genève Opéra Daniel Dollé offers an introduction to Gipsy Baron –
Der neue Merker Vienna, October “Eleonore Marguerre in the huge lead role is fantastic. Young and full of life she manages to portrait the young woman Arabella – not an elder Diva. Without any sign of tiredness she sings the chromatic parts, the fast parlando, hit well also the low notes and showed great legato lines in the thoughtful solo scenes and held a fantastic High B at the end of the Opera “Nimm mich wie ich bin” – the audience was visibly pleased, someone even hummed the famous “Aber der Richtige”..”
Ruhrbarone 25.9.2017 “It’s the evening of Eleonore Marguerre. Her velvetlike, round soprano fills up the audience with sound.”
Westfalenpost 25.9.2017 “Arabella could be a russian oligarchian princess, bored, spoiled and unsatisfied. The soprano manages her huge part with beaming, effortless high notes and a voluptuous middle register.”
Theater Dortmund Opernhaus Premiere 24.9.2017 Arabella Musikalische Leitung Gabriel Feltz Regie Jens-Daniel Herzog Bühne Mathis Neidhardt Kostüme Sibylle Gädeke Chor Manuel Pujol Dramaturgie Georg Holzer Graf Waldner: Morgan Moody Adelaide: Almerija Delic Arabella: Eleonore Marguerre Zdenka: Ashley Thouret Mandryka: Sangmin Lee Matteo: Thomas Paul Graf Elemer: Alexander Sprague Graf Dominik: Marvin Zobel Graf Lamoral: Luke Stoker Fiakermilli: Jeannette Wernecke Eine Kartenaufschlägerin: Julia Amos Drei Spieler: Geronti Cernysev, David Cheong, Youngbin Park Welko, Leibhusar des Mandryka: Mario Ahlborn Jankel, Diener des Mandryka: Georg Kirketerp Ein Zimmerkellner: Johannes Knecht Mit dem: Opernchor des Theater Dortmund Mit den: Dortmunder Philharmonikern
Wow, that was a thrill! Running from a relaxed weekend to the airport to do a matinee show of my beloved “Manon” at Grand Théâtre de Genève where I’ve last sung in 2007. The great Patricia Petibon could only act due to an illness and I sang from the side together with fantastic Marko Letonja conducting and the wonderful cast
La Traviata, Act 1, with Sébastien Droy, Opéra de Tours, 2015, Pic by Francois Berthand
Our Premiere was a great event, leaving us exhausted and the public enthusiastic – here a first critique in french –
“The role of Violetta must have been ripened and thought through for a long time, so accomplished and sincere is the interpretation of sEleonore Marguerre (…) In “Ah! Fors’è lui” every phrase is elegant as in Mozart, every word and every sillalble is cisellised, and meaningful and still the voice stays vibrant and powerful. We see the art of the actress in the second act, full of suffering until the passionate outburst of love in “Amami Alfredo”. (…) We, the public suffer til the bitter end, compassionate with this Violetta, who is so drunk of life and yet so fragile as a bird that has fallen off a tree. ” Classique News
“Eleonore Marguerre is greeted by justified ovations. This german Soprano can fulfil from one side to the other one of the most demanding roles in the whole repertoire. Coming from a coloratura past, she has kept her vocal agilitiy, which is very welcome in the first act aria up to the High E flat. (…) Her slender appearance ressembling to Romy Schneider make the whole evening credible, matched by her equally attractive partner Sébastien Droy.” (22.5.2015)