Marjorie smiles mischievously, her caramel brown hair curled and swept back behind one shoulder. She has hazel eyes and wears a black halter neck shirt.

Marjorie Maltais

Mezzo-Soprano

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Mezzo-soprano Marjorie Maltais debuts with Pacific Opera Victoria as Mercédès in Carmen.  A native of Clermont, Quebec, Marjorie won First Prize at the Ottawa Choral Society’s New Discoveries Competition in 2016, leading to engagements with Grand Philharmonic Choir, Chorus Niagara, and Peterborough Singers.

Performances in 2019 included Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro with Southern Ontario Lyric Opera and Messiah with Regina Symphony Orchestra.

During the pandemic, Marjorie starred in “Everything comes to a Head”, the first in Decameron Opera Coalition’s series of short green-screen digital operas “Tales from a Safe Distance”, inspired by Boccaccio’s novellas written in the 14th Century to pass the time while sheltering from the plague in Florence. Marjorie is featured in several OperaBreaks videos directed by François Racine and produced by Domoney Artists during the pandemic.

Recent highlights for this engaging young artist include a brilliant debut with Boston Early Music Festival in performances of “Versailles:Portrait of a Royal Domain”, (Charpentier and Lalande), Messiah with Elmer Iseler Singers, Bach’s Magnificat with Thirteen Strings, and the premiere of Ian Cusson’s song cycle “Le récital des anges” (poetry by Emile Nelligan), at Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Canadian Opera Company.

Marjorie has appeared as a guest soloist with Les Boréades de Montreal, with Windsor Symphony, Boise Philharmonic, Regina Symphony Orchestra, Montreal’s Orchestre Metropolitain, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and Edinburgh International Festival.

Marjorie Maltais and tenor Jacques Arsenault join their considerable talents as French Squeeze, presenting original accordion arrangements of their favourite French songs from Canada and France in recent performances in Prince Edward Island and Toronto.  In 2023, French Squeeze joins Kingston’s Cantabile Choirs in La Vie en Rose.

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