Marjorie Maltais debuts with Pacific Opera Victoria as Mercédès in the company’s 2020 production of Carmen.
Lauded by Opera Going Toronto for her ”rich, warm mezzo” and Opera Canada as “a fine actress who could soar through her high notes”, Marjorie gained attention as a finalist at the 2015 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 by acclaimed mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne to the Music Academy of The West Summer Music Festival in Santa Barbara, California and The Song Continues at Carnegie Hall.
Recent engagements include her 2018 debut at Victory Hall Opera in Charlottesville, Virginia, as Mrs. Gobineau in Menotti’s The Medium; Messiah with the Elmer Iseler Singers; Bach’s Magnificat with Thirteen Strings; Ian Cusson’s song cycle Le Récital des Anges at the Canadian Opera Company’s Noon Hour recital series; and Bach Cantatas with Les Boréades de Montréal.
Recent guest soloist performances include Mozart’s Requiem (Boise Philharmonic, Guelph Symphony), Bach’s B Minor Mass with Orpheus Choir/Chorus Niagara, and a semi-staged Elijah with Pax Christi Chorale and Bicycle Opera Project. Marjorie recently made her debut with Montreal’s Orchestre Métropolitain in Manuel de Falla’s The Three-Cornered Hat and starred as Cherubino in Mercadente’s I due Figaro with Toronto’s Voicebox:Opera in Concert.
In 2019, Marjorie appeared in Versailles: Portrait of a Royal Domain, featuring chamber operas by Charpentier and Lalande as part of the Boston Early Music Festival’s Chamber Opera Series.