Biography

Canadian soprano Anne-Marie MacIntosh, hailed by the Globe and Mail as one of “The Voices of a Generation,” is currently a second year Adler Fellow at San Francisco Opera. Despite the pandemic, this year holds many exciting performances and debuts for MacIntosh. Anne-Marie covered the role of Berta in the Drive-In Barber of Seville, San Francisco Opera’s triumphant return to live performance after the pandemic. In addition, she was featured on the drive-in stage in the Adlers: Live at the Drive-In Concert. This fall, she will make her War Memorial Opera House mainstage debut as Marzelline in a new production of Beethoven’s Fidelio, under the baton of newly-appointed San Francisco Opera Music Director Eun Sun Kim. In December, Anne-Marie will make an appearance in the Rising Stars: Adler Concert at the Herbst Theatre. She will start the new year by making another role and company debut as Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen with Opera San José.

A contemporary music enthusiast, Anne-Marie has earned accolades and awards for her performances of new works. Anne-Marie was a participant in the 2019 Merola Opera Program, where she performed the role of Diana in the world premiere of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s If I Were You. Described as the “anchor of the opera,” she was praised for her “seamless technique, attractive lyric timbre, phrases of spine-chilling power and beauty” and her “easy stage deportment” (Opera Today). Earlier that year, she also performed as Coloratura in Claude Vivier’s Kopernikus with Against the Grain Theatre. This performance earned her and her colleagues a Dora Mavor Moore Award for “Outstanding Performance of an Ensemble, Opera.”

"Soprano Anne-Marie MacIntosh sang both lyrically and passionately as Diana, providing a welcome through-line as the one character who does not change shape.”

– San Francisco Classical Voice

Anne-Marie has also had extensive performance experience within the standard operatic canon. In the fall of 2018, Anne-Marie made an exciting role debut as Juliette in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette with Calgary Opera. This was an operatic homecoming for MacIntosh, as she had been a member of Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artist Program from 2016-2018.  She was lauded for her “highly commendable performance, her portrayal of Juliet girlish and graceful, but also containing inner fire” (Calgary Herald). Anne-Marie’s many other operatic credits include Gretel (Hansel and Gretel), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), Adina (L’Elisir d’Amore), Lucia (The Rape of Lucretia), Abigail (The Crucible), and Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro).

Equally at home on the concert stage, Anne-Marie performed as the soprano soloist in Mahler’s Fourth Symphony in the final concert of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2018-19 season. Previously, she was the sang in Haydn’s Creation with the Calgary Festival Chorus, in Poulenc’s Gloria and the Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Vancouver Oratorio Society and the Vancouver Bach Choir, and was also featured in Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

In vocal competitions, Anne-Marie has been recognized as a second-place regional winner and two-time regional finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a semi-finalist in the Doris McLellan Competition, and as the winner of the Winnipeg Music Festival Rose Bowl.

Born and raised near Vancouver, Anne-Marie is a former Rebanks Family Fellow at the Glenn Gould School (2015-2016), and is a graduate of the University of Manitoba (M.Mus 2014) and the University of British Columbia (B.Mus 2012). She continues to study under her long-time teacher and mentor, Canadian coloratura soprano Tracy Dahl.