OFFICIAL BIO: LEARN MORE ABOUT MARIA
SOPRANO MARIA LACEY
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Newfoundland soprano, Maria Lacey, has recently been seen in New York City as “Elle” in Her Voice and Poppea in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea with Bare Opera. Additional roles include Despina in Così fan tutte, Madeline Usher in The Fall of the House of Usher by Philip Glass, and Amy in Mark Adamo’s Little Women with Mannes Opera, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro and Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi with the Miami Music Festival, the title role in Massenet’s Cendrillon with the Canadian Vocal Arts Institute, as well as Rose Maurrant in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene with Eastman Opera. Last summer, Ms. Lacey returned to SongFest as a Los Angeles Opera Eva and Marc Stern Fellow, and performed in concert with Steven Blier as a resident of the New York Festival of Song in the Emerging Artist series.
Born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Maria was proud to be a soloist with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra for Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass conducted by Maestro Marc David. She also performed with the COC orchestra under the baton of Maestro Johannes Debus as a finalist in the Canadian Opera Company's Centre Stage competition and looks forward to being a finalist in Vancouver Opera’s VOX competition this spring.
In 2019, Ms. Lacey covered the title role in Ricky Ian Gordon's new opera, Ellen West, for workshops with the composer in NYC. She made her Alice Tully Hall debut last spring as the soprano soloist in Last Train to Tomorrow, conducted by the composer Carl Davis. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music and Master of Music from the Mannes School of Music as a student of soprano Amy Burton. Ms. Lacey also completed her Professional Studies Diploma at Mannes and was awarded the Michael Sisca Opera Award for "extraordinary promise for the future".