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Biography

Mariko Lepage first studied violin at the Conservatoire Gabriel Fauré in Eve Adamopoulos’s class before turning to classical singing. She made her stage debut at the age of 18 in the role of Frasquita (Carmen, cond. J. Mazeau, stag. É. Gobard) and started her vocal studies in Alexandra Papadjiakou’s class the same year. At the same time with her studies of musicology at the Sorbonne University, where she graduated with a Bachelor Degree, she then diversified her activities at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Regional de Paris in Music History, Analysis, Solfeggio, Choir conducting and classical singing.

 

Mariko did her Bachelor Degree in Gesang at the Hochschule für Musik Dresden with Lothar Odinius and at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi of Milano with Monica Bozzo as part of an Erasmus exchange and graduated in February 2021. She is currently studying her Master Opera at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe / Institute for Music Theater with Prof. Hanno Müller-Brachmann.

Mariko was awarded the scholarships of the Ad Infinitum Foundation Lübeck, the Richard Wagner Verband Dresden and the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Oberrhein Verein and is prizewinner of the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg (2019 season).

 

Eclectic musician, she performs in various artistic projects, including the famous Salle Gaveau of Paris in the role of Adèle in May 2015 (Die Fledermaus, J. Strauss, cond. M. Cousteau) but also at the Institut du Monde Arabe for the show “L’Orientrevisité”, or in the Carnavalet Museum for the European Museums Night 2016. Contemporary music is also an important part of her repertoire, that she defends as a soloist for the world creations of Shih Ya Peng’s “Floraison de seize ans” (“Festival Écouter le mouvement” 2012) or Patrice Bernard’s Yûgen (2014). In 2018, she is invited in Paris to sing the soloist soprano part in Fauré’s Requiem at the Madeleine Church (cond. E. Calef) and in Italy for a soloist recital of mélodies françaises at the First International Festival of Gargonza. She sings the Matelot’s Wife in the diptych “Le Pauvre Matelot / Gianni Schicchi” at the kleinesHaus des Staatstheater Dresden. She performed in various concerts of the first edition of the “Grasse au Pays des Merveilles” Festival in South of France (summer 2019).

 

During the 2021-2022 season, Mariko sang the title role of Gretel in Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel in the Wolfgang-Rihm-Forum of Karlsruhe (cond. A. Seidlmeier, stag. A. Raabe). In January 2022, she makes her début in the Carnegie Hall in the Vincerò Academy's inaugural recital.

"Mariko Lepage joue magnifiquement cet artiste type qui ne fait aucun compromis sur son idéal (du moins au début); vocalement elle maîtrise son rôle avec un soprano clairement focalisé et puissant" 

Komponist dans Ariadne auf Naxos

- Pamina Magazin, 6 Novembre 2023

"Mariko Lepage en femme du Matelot [...] se distingue vocalement avec expression"

La femme dans Le Pauvre Matelot

- Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten, 29 Avril 2019

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