Hailed by The New York Times for her “extraordinary virtuosity and elegance,” emerging soprano Marie Marquis is sought after soloist and recitalist. A Joy in Singing Debut Artist Award winner, 2020 Camille Coloratura Awards Encouragement Award winner, and 2021 NATSAA Mid-Atlantic Region winner, Marie is a gifted singing actor and an avid performer of new and traditional music spanning five centuries.
She has won residencies at the Tanglewood Music Center, Aspen Music Festival, Ars Musica Chorale, and 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 cover performance of The Pirates of Penzance for the 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. Other credits include performances with Cornell Baroque Orchestra, Metropolis Ensemble, Cincinnati Song Initiative, Brooklyn Art Song Society, Bourbon Baroque, dell'Arte Opera Ensemble, North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra.
This season includes performances with Bel Cantanti, Bourbon Baroque, and Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, and the mentorship program with Tenet Vocal Artists.
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: October 2021