Hailed by The New York Times for her “extraordinary virtuosity and elegance,” emerging soprano Marie Marquis is an artist who always seeks to marry text with exquisite musical line. She was named Debut Artist of the Year by the Joy in Singing Foundation.
Marie is a gifted singing actor and an avid performer of new and traditional music in several genres. At the Aspen Music Festival 2016, she performed Clare Glackin’s Poetic Study. She has won residencies at the Tanglewood Music Center, and at Songfest at Colburn. At Tanglewood, she performed in Kate Soper’s, Helen Enfettered; Music for 18 Musicians by Steve Reich, and the world premier of Andrew Hsu’s, Philtrum. At Songfest she sang in Prayers from the Long History of Happiness, by Sara Graef. Marie sang multiple roles in Susan Kander’s News from Poems with Cantata Profana and Miriam in Frank Bridge’s A Christmas Rose, with EnCanta Collective, New York.
Recent operatic performances have included three outings as Belinda in productions of Dido and Aeneas at The Tanglewood Music Center, with the New York Lyric Opera Theater and with Heartbeat Opera in New York. She has appeared as Pamina in The Magic Flute with Opera Louisianne, Baton Rouge, and as Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance for the 2015 Natchez Festival, Mississippi. She has been a guest artist with the Academy of Sacred Drama and the Brooklyn New Music Collective, and she was an Encore Young artist with Ars Musica chorale in Ridgewood, NJ. This season includes performances with Cincinnati Song Initiative, Brooklyn Art Song Society, Bourbon Baroque, dell'Arte Opera Ensemble as Calisto in "La Calisto", and a solo recital in her native Mississippi.
Marie holds bachelors degrees in Music and in French from Peabody Conservatory and Johns Hopkins University. She received her masters degree in Vocal Arts from Bard College. In addition to singing, Marie is a black belt in tae kwon do, and she enjoys knitting, hiking, and baking cinnamon rolls.
Last Updated: July 2017