Magali Léger began her lyrical studies with Christiane Eda-Pierre. She was subsequently admitted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, where she also worked with Christiane Patard. In 1999, she was unanimously awarded first prize at the institute and applauded by the jury. Thus began a career where not only her vocal qualities were celebrated, but also the ease with which she performed, testament to firm foundations in dance and drama.
In 2003 she was nominated in the “Revelation” category of the TV contest Les Victoires de la Musique. She rapidly becomes a regular on opera and concert stages around the world (Operas of Lyon, Nantes, Metz and Rouen, Opéra Comique, Luxembourg Grand Theater, Châtelet, Cité de la Musique, Lincoln Center in New York, Teatro Comunale of Bologna, Vienna, Festivals of Aix-en-Provence, Beaune, etc.), where she is equally successful in her engagement with the baroque repertory, as she is with contemporary creation or classical and romantic masterpieces.
By interacting with top personalities such as Marc Minkowski, Michel Plasson, Evelino Pido, Eliahu Inbal, William Christie, Emmanuelle Haïm, Macha Makeïeff, Laurent Pelly, Raoul Ruiz, Jérôme Deschamps, she sings in Mignon (Thomas), La Veuve Joyeuse (Lehár), Le Roi malgré lui and L’Étoile (Chabrier), Thaïs and Werther (Massenet), Don Pasquale and L’Élixir d’Amour (Donizetti), Les Pêcheurs de perles (Bizet), Porgy and Bess (Gershwin), Jacob’s Ladder (Schoenberg), Elephant Man (Laurent Petitgirard), Médée (Michèle Reverdy, creation), La Belle Hélène and Orphée aux Enfers (Offenbach), and of course Mozart with Les Noces de Figaro, Idomeneus and L’Enlèvement au sérail.
Three CDs with her baroque ensemble RosaSolis have been released since 2009, the first one dedicated to Haendel’s motets and sonatas, the next one to Pergolesi’s cantatas, and the last one, released in September 2017, to a jewel of Boccherini, his Stabat Mater for string quintet and soprano.
Recordings on Musica Ficta
Pergolesi & Porpora
Cantate e sonate da camera
Porpora Sinfonia da camera a 3, Op. 2, No. 2
Pergolesi Lontananza “Dalsigre ahi! Mia Dalsigre”, Op. 2, No. 1
Porpora Sinfonia da camera a 3, Op. 2, No. 3
Pergolesi Segreto Tormento “Chi non ode e chi non vede”, Op. 2 No. 3
Magali Leger, Ensemble Rosasolis
1CD | MF8012 | 5410939801220