Hailed for her “extraordinary virtuosity and elegance” (New York Times), soprano Marie Marquis is an artist who seeks to marry poetry with exquisite musical line. She was named "Debut Artist of the Year" by Joy in Singing in 2016. Marie is a gifted singing actor and an avid performer of new and traditional music in several genres. She has won residencies at the Tanglewood Music Center, Aspen Music Festival, and at SongFest at Colburn. Recent credits include performances with Heartbeat Opera, Cantata Profana, Cincinnati Song Initiative, the Academy of Sacred Drama, Ars Musica Chorale, Richmond Choral Society, and the Brooklyn New Music Collective. This season includes performances with dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, Cincinnati Song Initiative, Brooklyn Art Song Society, Bourbon Baroque, and a solo recital in her native Missisippi.
Marie holds bachelor's degrees in Music and French from Peabody Conservatory and Johns Hopkins University, and a master's 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.