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Forum Opera, Yannick Boussaert, April 2019

Marie-Laure Garnier : An artist to discover

“Yesterday headlining at Ariadne and Bluebeard at the Capitole in Toulouse, last year TheValkyrie on this very stage, hypnotizing Saturday night in the melodies of Claude Debussy, several lyrical distinctions (Révélation ADAMI in 2013)… Marie-Laure Garnier continues to
make waves. It has been said that her voice and stage presence evoke Jessye Norman.”

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Blog.culture31.com, Hubert Stoecklin, 10 September 2018  

“Everyone is quite taken with the beauty of the score that gives the opera singer what she needs to spread her vocal wings. In the past year (we discovered her here last year) Marie-Laure Garnier’s voice has reached a phenomenal breadth.”.”

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Resmusica, Catherine Scholler, 1 November 2017 

Concours Boulanger, Paris 2017
“The melody prize was awarded to the very elegant soprano, Marie-Laure Garnier, and to Célia Oneto Bensaid.”

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Classicagenda, Marc Portehaut, 12 September 2017

“Before the execution of The Three Symphonic Sketches for Orchestra, also simply known as The Sea by Claude Debussy, it was one of the major works by Ernest Chausson, Poem of Love
and the Sea for soprano and orchestra that would enflame the Abbey.

It would be putting it mildly to say that the soprano Marie-Laure Garnier fulfilled her role: she sublimated it with her artistic investment and her total implication in this beautiful yet demanding work. With her wide vocal range, ample projection and vocal profile that recalls Jessye Norman, Marie-Laure Garnier has what it takes to give this play the poetic and emotional intensity required. She inhabits her role in this interpretation..”

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Concertclassic, Stéphane Goldet, September 2017

“Rare are the young singers who already know, like certain elders, to grab us by the hand at the very first note, and make us feel as if they will release us into the silence once their final note is sung!
[…]
The author of these lines has but one regret: to not have been able to hear Messiaen’s Poems for Mi sung by this beautiful singer, who possesses a radiance, presence and smile that recalls Jessye Norman, who performed Lagrasse on September 6 th .”

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Forum Opera, Christophe Rizoud, 13 January 2014

Révélations Classiques ADAMI
“Last Thursday, January 9 th , we discovered a young French singer at the Théâtre des Bouffes-du-Nord, who has somehow managed to fly under our radar until now. In a few numbers – Marie-Laure Garnier commanded a soprano voice that is lyrical, ample and sustained, with sufficient volume and sustained high notes.” 

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Resmusica, Victoria Okada, 14 août 2013

“ This young, 23 year old Guianese soprano has everything it takes to be a diva on the most coveted stages in the world: a powerful voice, a rare stage presence, authentic expression and a magnificent capacity to inhabit her roles…”

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