Hailed by The New York Times as “immensely likeable” with a “warm, fresh soprano,” Marie Masters continues to be recognized for her command of diverse repertoire, and her dynamic acting abilities. In 2015, Marie took on the role of Stephana in Giordano’s Siberia with Teatro Grattacielo. The New York Times praised her performance as “articulate and fervent.” Marie also won critical acclaim in the title role of Hiram Titus’s Rosina with dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, and in her role debut as Lady Billows (Albert Herring) with Vashon Opera.
Highlights of Marie’s 2015-16 season include the role of Mrs. Ford in a rare production of Antonio Salieri’s Falstaff with dell’Arte Opera Ensemble. Parterre Box declared “while her high notes were fearless and beautiful, Masters’ lower voice was irresistible and sexy, and the transition from one range to another seamless and smooth.” Marie created the role of Jeanette in the newly-discovered classical opera L’Amant Anonyme with Little Opera Theatre of New York, and returned to LOTNY as Tess in Carlisle Floyd’s Markheim.
Marie holds a Bachelor of Music from Oberlin Conservatory, a Master of Music from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and a Certificate in Fundraising from New York University.