Mezzo-soprano Marjorie Maltais completed her Master of Music in Literature and Performance at University of Western Ontario in 2015, singing leading roles in Cosi fan Tutte, L’Heure Espagnole and La Cenerentola. In November, Marjorie gained attention as a Finalist at the Canadian Opera Company’s Centre Stage Competition for her dynamic stage presence and the “fireworks of her remarkable coloratura”.
A native of Clermont, Quebec, Marjorie was invited to internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne’s Music Academy of The West Summer Music Festival in Santa Barbara, California, performing in excerpts from Handel’s Rinaldo under Maestro Nicholas McGegan and covering the role of Angelina in La Cenerentola.
Highlights for Marjorie’s busy 2015/16 concert season include guest solo performances in Mozart’s Requiem (Boise Philharmonic, Guelph Symphony), Messiah with Windsor Symphony, Chausson’s Poeme de l’amour et de la mer with London Community Orchestra, and Bach’s B Minor Mass with Orpheus Choir/Chorus Niagara.
On stage, Marjorie starred in Travelogue, premiering new operas with Toronto’s innovative Bicycle Opera Project and Toy Piano Composers.
Next season, Marjorie looks forward to guest appearances in Elijah with Toronto’s Pax Christi Chorale and Messiah with Montreal’s McGill Chamber Orchestra.