Hailed for her “warmly burnished vocals and dramatic intensity” (Holly Harris, Opera Canada), mezzo-soprano Victoria Marshall’s star is rising as an interpreter of art-song, opera, and oratorio. She made her professional debuts singing Handel’s Messiah with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Case Scaglione, with the Regina Symphony Orchestra under Hart Godden, and with the National Academy Orchestra under Boris Brott. She also created the role of Vashti in the world premiere of the science-fiction opera, The Machine Stops, based on E.M. Forster’s short story.
Victoria’s operatic roles include Isabella in L’Italiana In Algeri (Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance), Idamante in Idomeneo (Manitoba Underground Opera), Olga in Eugene Onegin (Muskoka Opera), Bianca in The Rape of Lucretia (MYOpera), and Mme de la Haltière in Cendrillon (MUO). Recent highlights include singing Virginia in Muse 9’s multi-disciplinary production of Argento’s Pulitzer Prize-winning song cycle, The Diary of Virginia Woolf, and Samantha Melrose in BOUND, A Handel Mash-up (Against the Grain Theatre). Concert credits include Bach’s B-Minor Mass, St. Matthew Passion with Winnipeg’s Canzona, and St. John Passion with Toronto’s Cor Unum Ensemble. Victoria is an alumna of the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, the Toronto Summer Music Festival, and the St. Andrews Opera Workshop for Advanced Singers.
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