Vidal, Marianne

Marianne Vidal was born in France. She studied violin and singing at the Purcell School and continued with her vocal studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow.

She has been the winner of many singing competitions, among them the Maggie Teyte Prize, the Debussy Song Competition, the Gerald Moore Prize and a recipient of the Bourse Lavoisier awarded by the French Government.

Her opera repertoire includes Ulrica Un Ballo in Maschera for Iford Opera, Katerina The Greek Passion at the Royal Opera House, Carmen at Welsh National Opera, Arethuze La Descente d’Orphee aux Enfers at Glyndebourne Jerwood Studio, Donna Elvira Don Giovanni and The Queen L’Assedio di Calais at the RSA and Alice Ford Falstaff for BYO.

Concert appearances include Missa Solemnis with Sir Colin Davis at the Barbican Hall and Elektra with The Royal Scottish Orchestra conducted by Walter Weller.

An experienced song recitalist, she has given recitals at The Purcell Room, The Theatre Royal Drury Lane, St John Smith’s Square, The Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow and at the Leeds Lieder + season.