Mezzo-soprano Victoria Marshall has been hailed for her “rich and powerful voice,” and for her “performance with aplomb and humour,” (Pierre Meunier, La Liberté). She made her two professional debuts as guest soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Case Scaglione, and with the Regina Symphony Orchestra under Hart Godden. Ms. Marshall was also honoured to create 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 Idamante in Idomeneo (Manitoba Underground Opera), Olga in Eugene Onegin (Muskoka Opera Festival). Bianca in The Rape of Lucretia (MYOpera), La Maestra Delle Novizie in Suor Angelica (TrypTych Opera), and Madame de la Haltiere in Cendrillon (MUO). While enrolled in the U of T Opera program, Ms. Marshall performed as Moppet in Paul Bunyan, Mrs. Nolan in The Medium, and Cousin Hebe in HMS Pinafore.
Ms. Marshall is equally at home performing the works of the baroque masters. She has appeared as a soloist performing Handel’s Messiah with Boris Brott and the National Academy Orchestra, Bach’s Mass in B Minor and St. Matthew Passion with Winnipeg’s Canzona, and Zelenka’s Te Deum and Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 with Winnipeg’s Camerata Nova.
Victoria is an alumna of the Canadian National Youth Choir, Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, and Toronto Summer Music Academy. She studies with Wendy Nielsen in Toronto, and formerly with Mel Braun at the University of Manitoba Desautels Faculty of Music.
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