Mezzo-soprano and Pacific Northwest native, Anne Maguire, is distinguishing herself on stages across the country. Her voice easily recognizable for its “dark” and “opulent” timbre, she has been awarded several competition prizes from Opera Birmingham, Jensen Foundation, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and others.
Mezzo-soprano, Anne Maguire, whose voice is easily recognized for its “dark” and “opulent” tone has distinguished herself across the country as a powerful and compelling artist. In Fall 2018 audiences saw her as Dorabella in Opera in the Heights production of Cosi fan tutte where she was praised for her “velvet” tone. (Pin Lim/Houston Press) During the summer of 2018 as a Merola Opera Program artist, Anne performed the role of Baba the Turk in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress in which she was noted for her “…imperious but good hearted…” Baba which she sang with “…musical luster.”(Joshua Kosman/San Francisco Chronicle) Ms. Maguire was recently honored to return to her alma mater as a guest artist, performing the role of Die Hexe in Yale Opera’s production of Hänsel und Gretel. Other operatic performances include Dorabella (Cosi fan Tutte), Dulcinée (Don Quichotte), Hippolyta (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), the Witch (Hansel and Gretel), Elizabeth Proctor (The Crucible – Cover), Nancy (Albert Herring), Katisha (The Mikado), and Jo (Little Women). In February 2019, she will again grace the stage as a guest artist in Yale Opera’s production of Eugene Onegin, and in March 2019 she debuts with Utah Opera as Third Lady in Mozart's Magic Flute.
Ms. Maguire’s concert appearances include her upcoming May 2019 performance of Mahler’s 3rd Symphony with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, and previous performances as the alto soloist of Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the Waterbury Symphony, Mozart's Requiem with the Congregational Church of New Canaan and Bach's Cantata #80 with the Salisbury Sinfonietta.
On the competition circuit, Ms. Maguire was a 5th place winner in the 2018 Opera Birmingham Vocal Competition, a finalist and encouragement award recipient in the 2018 Deborah Voigt International Vocal Competition, winner of the 2017 MONC - Oregon District, a 2017 finalist in the Jensen Foundation Competition, and a 2015 National Semi-Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
She is one of a select few who have been invited to compete in Vero Beach Opera’s Rising Stars Vocal Competition, taking place in March 2019 as part of the Opera’s 30th anniversary celebration season.
Native to the Pacific Northwest, Anne’s early vocal training included a broad range of genres, including classical, jazz, musical theater, and folk music. She was drawn to classical and operatic repertoire during her studies at Boston Conservatory, where she received her Bachelor of Music/Opera in 2012. She more recently completed her Masters of Music through the Yale School of Music in 2016.