Soprano Marie Lys (-Jaermann) graduated in 2016 from the Royal College of Music’s International Opera School under Amanda Roocroft.
She recently won the Michael Normington Prize in the Handel Singing Competition, Second Prize in the Joan Chissell Schumann prize for voice and piano 2016, and First Prize in the Göttinger Reihe Historischer Musik Competition 2015 with Abchordis Ensemble, that she co-founded in 2011. Their first recording, Stabat Mater, was published recently by Sony DHM.
A Samling Artist, she won scholarships from Migros Culture Percentage in 2015 and 2016, and has also been supported by the Leenaards, Dénéréaz, Colette Mosetti and Friedl Wald Foundations and the Josephine Baker Trust.
On the operatic stage she performed the roles of Adele Die Fledermaus (directed by John Copley), Galatea Acis and Galatea, Dalinda Ariodante, Königin der Nacht Die Zauberflöte, and Nanetta Falstaff.
Future appearances include Lauretta Gianni Schicchi for Les Azuriales Festival and Eurilla Orlando Paladino at the Fribourg Opera.