Mezzo-soprano Marjorie Maltais is rapidly earning an excellent reputation on both concert and operatic stages in Canada and beyond.
A native of Clermont, Quebec, Marjorie received her Masters in Music/Literature from University of Western Ontario, and attended Marilyn Horne’s Music Academy of the West, and The Song Continues with Dame Felicity Lott at Carnegie Hall.
In 2016 Marjorie won First Prize at the Ottawa Choral Society’s New Discoveries Competition, leading to engagements as guest soloist with Grand Philharmonic Choir, Guelph Symphony, Chorus Niagara, and Peterborough Singers.
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.
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 Metropolitain in Manuel de Falla’s Three-Cornered Hat and starred as Cherubino in Mercadente’s I due Figaro with Toronto’s Voicebox:Opera in Concert.
In 2019, Marjorie appears in ‘Versailles: Portrait of a Royal Domain,’ featuring chamber operas by Charpentier and Lalande with Boston Early Music Festival.