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Majdouline Zerari

Majdouline Zeraristarted singing lessons when she was just nine years old. After graduating in musicology and earning an outstanding diploma from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon in 2008, she carried on studying at the National Centre for Professional Integration of Lyric Artists CNIPAL in Marseille and at the Académie Européenne de Lied et de Musique Contemporaine in Aix-en-Provence (2010), joining the new Opéra Studio formed as part of the Opéra de Lyon in 2011.

She was a finalist in the 13th International Song Competition in Mâcon in 2006 (second prize in the French song category and 2nd prize in the opera category).

In 2004, while she was still a student, she was spotted by Christoph Rousset, who invited her to appear as Architecture in his interpretation of Charpentier’s “Les Arts Florissants” at the Académie Baroque Européenne d’Ambronay; she returned to the venue in the title role in “Dido et Aeneas”. She also works regularly with Ensemble Boréades in plays such as “Hendrix-XVIIe-ciel” and “Les pOules de la Bruyère”.

During the 2012/2013 season she joined the tour organised by the Aix-en-Provence Festival with Ravel’s “L’Enfant et les Sortilèges”, performing in Aix, Dijon, Saint-Etienne, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and Namur. She returned to Aix-en-Provence for festival performances of Cavalli’s “Elena” (Eurite and Verita).

Starting during the 2014/2015 season, Zerari joined the Opéra de Rouen in Normandy, where she appeared as Mother in Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffmann”, Mother and Witch in Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel”, Miyagi in Dayer’s “Contes de la lune vague après la pluie”, and in concerts of arias and duets by Offenbach, Mendelssohn’s “Athalie” and Symphony no. 2 “Lobgesang” and Vivaldi’s “Stabat Mater”.

During the 2015/2016 season, she appeared as Alisa in Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor”, Madame Sharma in Franceschini’s “Milo et Maya”, in the title role of Bizet’s “Djamileh” and as Zobéïde in Lecocq’s “Ali Baba”. In 2016/2017, she was invited back to the Aix-en-Provence Festival where she performed Love Songs as part of the Festival Academy, as well as taking on the role of Ljubica in Ana Sokolović’s “Svadba” during its tour of Luxembourg. She also appeared at the Marseille Opera as Mallika in Delibes’ “Lakmé”. She also sang with the Opera Fuoco ensemble performing a Bach and Purcell repertoire in Shanghai, and in premiere productions of Violetta Cruz’s “La Princesse Légère” at the Opéra-Comique in Paris and in Lille.