MaryAnn McCormick/Mezzo-Soprano

MaryAnn McCormick

Internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano MaryAnn McCormick has been hailed in the press as “charismatic”, “spell-binding”, and “elegant”. She has performed at top theaters all over the world for more than 25 years. Such companies include La Scala as Isabella in L’italiana in Algeri; Rome Opera as the title role of Carmen; Turin Opera also as Carmen and Azucena in Il Trovatore; Lyric Opera of Chicago as Suzuki in Madama Butterfly; and with the Metropolitan Opera for more than 20 seasons. Her varied repertoire has included the great roles from Handel to premieres of new works such as Dr. Sun Yat-Sen by Huang Ruo for the Santa Fe Opera in 2014. The recipient of a 2012 Grammy award for her participation in Wagner’s Ring Cycle with the Metropolitan Opera, Ms. McCormick has performed many roles there in more than 118 performances and most recently as Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro.

Equally at home with concert repertoire, she has performed with many of the greatest orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, The Boston Symphony, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, and Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. As a recitalist and chamber musician, Ms. McCormick’s notable venues include New York’s Morgan Library and Alice Tully Hall, Boston’s Jordan Hall, The Châtelet in Paris, and Tokyo’s Suntory Hall and Philadelphia’s Academy of Music accompanied by Wolfgang Sawallisch. She has recorded with the Emerson String Quartet; the New York Philharmonic under Kurt Masur; Orchestre National de France in the role of Tigrane in Puccini’s Edgar; and is featured singing in the Miramax film The Talented Mr. Ripley. Ms. McCormick’s numerous awards include; Grammy Award (2012); Best Opera Recording/ Wagner’s Ring Cycle (Metropolitan Opera/ James Levine), Richard Tucker Career Grant, George London Foundation Award, International Tchaikovsky Competition; Special award for best Tchaikovsky singing, Richard Gaddes Artist for the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Pope Foundation Award, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions; New England Region 1st Place Winner, William Matthews Sullivan Grant, Boston Opera Association Young Artist Career Grant, Opera Index Grant, and 1st Place Winner of the Jesse Kneisel Lieder Competition held at the Eastman School of Music. In 2015, Ms. McCormick was honored to join the voice faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.