Biography

Marie was born in Devon. She studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and on the Royal Academy Opera Course where she graduated with Distinction and was awarded the DipRAM.

 

Opera roles include Bradamante (Alcina) and Olga (Eugene Onegin) for English Touring Opera, Angelina (Cenerentola) for Stanley Hall Opera, Genevieve (Pelléas et Mélisande) for Independent Opera at Sadler’s Wells, Disinganno (Il Trionfo) for The Classical Opera Company, Oronte (La Fida Ninfa) and Licida (L'Olimpiade) for La Serenissima in Venice, Israel & the Bath & Buxton Festivals and title role in Bizet’s Carmen for Wedmore Opera. Covers include Irene (Handel’s Theodora) for Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Eduige (Handel’s Rodelinda) and the title role in Handel’s Giulio Cesare for Glyndebourne Festival Opera . Whilst at Glyndebourne, Marie was awarded the annual Erich Vetheer Prize for promising young singers.

 

Marie’s many concert performances include the major works of Verdi, Rossini, Elgar and especially Handel and Bach. She has worked with conductors Nicholas McGegan, Sir David Willcocks, David Hall, Christian Curnyn, Edward Gardner, Vladimir Jurowski and Harry Christophers and The Sixteen, performing at St John’s Smith Square, The Wigmore Hall, The Royal Festival Hall and numerous Cathedrals around the UK. Most recently Marie appeared as Alto soloist in the first performance of Handel’s Messiah in India for 60 years with the South West Festival Chorus.

 

Future engagements include a concert with Bath Consort, Sorceress in Purcell's Dido & Aeneas at Prior Park, Bath, Suzuki in Puccini's Madama Butterfly in the Aujol Festival, France and Verdi Requiem in Darlington.

 

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