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 The George London Foundation, Opera Birmingham, Jensen Foundation, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and others.
Mezzo-soprano and 2020 George London winner, 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. Houston Press lauded her recent Verdian debut at Opera in the Heights as Azucena in Il Trovatore as "Titanic in retribution yet able to float shimmering passages of tenderness... she thundered in revenge and purred... She was stunning." Opera wire reviewed the streamed performance praised her for "Hushed illustration, mordant observation, a large vocal pallette constantly beguiling the ear." In 2019 audiences saw her role and company debuts at Miami Wagner Institute as "Stern" Frau Mary in Wagner's Der Fliegende Holländer which she employed with a "firm and pliant mezzo" (Lawrence Budmen/South Florida Classical Review) and also at Utah Opera as Third Lady in Mozart's The Magic Flute where the trio of ladies were "perfect in their blend and tone" (Samantha/Utah Theater Bloggers Association). As Dorabella in the 2018 Opera in the Heights' production of Cosi fan tutti she was praised for her “velvet” tone. (Pin Lim/Houston Press) During the summer of 2018 as a Merola 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 has been honored to return to her alma mater as a guest artist twice, in 2018 performing the role of Die Hexe in Yale Opera’s production of Hänsel und Gretel and in 2019 covering the role of Filipyevna in Eugene Onegin. Other operatic performances include 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).
Ms. Maguire’s concert appearances include Mozart's Coronation Mass and Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass with Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra, Mahler’s 3rd Symphony with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, 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.
Apart from recently being named a winner by the renowned George London Foundation, Ms. Maguire has garnered many awards on the competition circuit. She received the Cynthia Vernardkis award at the Orpheus National Music Competition for Vocalists in 2020, was a 5th place winner in the 2018 Opera Birmingham Vocal Competition, a finalist and encouragement award recipient in the 2019 and 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.
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 2017.