Praised by Opera Canada for her “effervescent coloratura,” “stratospheric notes” and “dramatic vivacity,” soprano Anne-Marie MacIntosh is an exciting new face in Canada’s opera scene. A native of Langley, British Columbia, she made her Calgary Opera debut last fall as Sally in Die Fledermaus, followed by Laurette in Doctor Miracle. This coming season, Anne-Marie will joining Calgary Opera for a second year in their Emerging Artist program. In her time there, she will be performing as Berta in Il barbiere di Siviglia on the mainstage, and as Despina in the Emerging Artist production of Così fan tutte. She will also perform in Christmas at the Opera, as well as participating in a month-long school tour of Hannaraptor. In 2015-2016, Anne-Marie was a Rebanks Family Fellow at the prestigious Glenn Gould School and made her professional debut as Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro at Manitoba Opera.
Performing numerous operatic roles over the past several years, Anne-Marie’s repertoire includes Lucia (The Rape of Lucretia), Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance), Gretel (Hansel and Gretel), La Fée (Cendrillon), Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), Armida (Rinaldo), Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Ms. Wordsworth (Albert Herring) and Abigail (The Crucible). She has performed across Canada (Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto) as well as in Europe and Asia (Teplice and Prague - Czech Republic, Lucca - Italy, Bejing and Chengdu - China).
Anne-Marie is also no stranger to the concert stage. Most recently, Anne-Marie was the soprano soloist for Poulenc’s Gloria and the finale to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Vancouver Oratorio Society and the Vancouver Bach Choir. In 2013, she was featured as the soprano soloist for Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Mickelthwate. Further concert performances include soprano solos in Bernstein’s Mass and for Mendolssohn’s “Hear My Prayer/Oh For the Wings of a Dove.”
She has also had success in many vocal competitions, including the Metropolitan National Council Auditions (Second Place, Upper Midwest Region 2015 and Regional Finalist, Upper Midwest Region 2013), the Doris McLellan Competition (Semi Finalist, 2016, 2014), and the Winnipeg Rose Bowl (Winner, 2013).
A graduate of the University of Manitoba (M.Mus 2014) and the University of British Columbia (B.Mus 2012), Anne-Marie is a student of Tracy Dahl. Previous teachers and coaches include Monica Whicher, Heather Thomson-Price, Rachel Andrist, Laura Loewen, Richard Epp, and David Boothroyd.