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Magali Léger
Magali Léger began to study singing with Christiane Eda-Pierre and continued with Christiane Patard at the National Superior Conservatory of Music in Paris, where the judges unanimously awarded her first prize in 1999.
In 2003, she was nominated for the newcomer category of the Victoires de la Musique awards. She soon became a regular sight on leading concert and opera stages (the Lyon, Nantes, Metz and Rouen Operas; in Paris, the Opéra Comique, the Théâtre du Châtelet and the Cité de la Musique; the Grand Théâtre in Luxembourg, the Lincoln Center in New-York, the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Vienna, the Aix-en-Provence and Beaune Festivals, etc), performing the baroque repertoire as well as premieres of contemporary pieces, not forgetting the masterworks of the classical and romantic repertoire.
Working with notable figures such as Marc Minkowski, Michel Plasson, Evelino Pido, Eliahu Inbal, William Christie, Emmanuelle Haim, Macha Makeïeff, Laurent Pelly, Raoul Ruiz and Jérôme Deschamps, she has sung in Mignon, Don Pasquale, L’Elisir d’Amore, The Merry Widow, Le Roi Malgré Lui and l’Étoile (Chabrier), Werther and Thaïs (Massenet), The Pearl Fishers, Porgy and Bess, Jacob’s Ladder (Schoenberg), Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man (Petitgirard), La Belle Hélène and Orpheus in the Underworld, not forgetting Mozart (The Marriage of Figaro, Idomeneo and The Abduction from the Seraglio).
She is also very active in the concert hall, both with orchestras (notably a European tour performing Handel with Le Concert d’Astrée) and with pianists Rémy Cardinale and Michaël Levinas – with the latter of whom she has recorded songs by Fauré (La Bonne Chanson). In 2009, she sang the role of Minka in Chabrier’s Le Roi Malgré Lui at the Lyon Opera and the Paris Opéra Comique. In 2010, she is singing Léonore in Grétry’s L’Amant Jaloux at the Opéra Royal, Versailles and the Opéra Comique, under the baton of Jérémie Rhorer, and in Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne at the Toulouse Capitole in a production by Laurent Pelly. In September 2010 she will perform Henri-Joseph Rigel’s La Sortie d’Égypte with Jérémie Rhorer and the Cercle de l’Harmonie as part of the Fêtes Baroques de Versailles.

MF8008 Mottetti e Sonate da chiesa
Georg Friedrich Haendel (1685-1759)
Mottetti e Sonate da chiesa

Magali Léger, soprano

For its debut CD, the ensemble RosaSolis accompanies the outstanding soprano Magali Léger (appearing on her first early music CD) in a selection of three motets by Handel, dating from his Roman period. Among them is the much-discussed Gloria which was rediscovered and attributed to Handel as recently as 2001.


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