Hailed by the New York Times for her “extraordinary virtuosity and elegance,” emerging soprano Marie Marquis is an artist who always seeks to marry poetry with exquisite musical line. She was named Debut Artist of the Year in 2016 by Joy in Singing, presenting her debut recital at Merkin Hall in November.
An avid singer of new music, Marie honed her vocal prowess in residencies at the Tanglewood Music Center and Songfest at Colburn. Recent opera credits include Ilia in scenes from Idomeneo, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas, multiple small roles in Susan Kander's News from Poems, Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance, Josephine in HMS Pinafore, Myrthis in Rameau’s one-act Nelée et Myrthis, Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, and Miriam in Frank Bridge’s A Christmas Rose.
Marie holds bachelors degrees in Music and French from Peabody Conservatory and Johns Hopkins University and a 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.