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.
Marjorie’s current season begins with her debut at Victory Hall Opera as Mrs. Gobineau in Menotti’s The Medium, followed by Messiah with Elmer Iseler Singers, and Bach’s Magnificat with Thirteen Strings. Marjorie presents Ian Cusson’s song cycle ‘Le Récital des Anges’ at Canadian Opera Company’s Noon Hour recital series and debuts with Les Boreades in their Bach Cantatas series at Salle Bourgie, Montreal.
As Alto Soloist in St. Matthew Passion, Ottawa
"Mezzo Marjorie Maltais has a warm, consoling, voice with a richly elegant low register."
Natasha Gauthier, Artsfile
As Costanza in Haydn's L'Isola disabitata
“... Her lustrous rendition of Haydn’s moving Ah che in van per me pietso (“All in vain time is flying”) instilled her solo with great dignity and grace."
Ian Ritchie, Opera Going Toronto
Singing Stars of Tomorrow
“...Her ease with coloratura throughout her remarkable range is something that is a wonder to behold, and also something I'm glad I get to see develop. This young lady is going to take the world by storm."
Greg Finney, Schmopera.com