Marnie BreckenridgeActor, Soprano

American soprano Marnie Breckenridge is captivating international audiences with her in-depth portrayals of roles ranging from the Baroque to bel canto to modern. She is continuously praised for her grounded storytelling and known for her deeply expressive score interpretations, layered characterizations, and her beautiful pure soprano. A favorite among some of the most gifted composers of our time, her excellent musicianship and technique have established her as a go-to performer of critically acclaimed new works with her “lovely soprano” voice (The New York Times), “lyrical poignancy and dramatic power” (The Chicago Tribune) and singing as “resplendent as always” (The San Francisco Chronicle). Recent favorite roles include, Mother in Little’s Dog Days, La Princesse in Glass’s Orphée, Sierva Maria in Peter Eötvös’s Love And Other Demons, Emily in Ned Rorem’s Our Town, Margarita Xirgu in Golijov’s Ainadamar, the title role in Milhaud’s Médée, Beck Strand in Kaminsky’s Today It Rains, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, title role in Lucia di Lammermoor, Gilda in Rigoletto, Gretel in Hansel & Gretel, and Cunegonde in Candide deemed “simply terrific” (Opera Magazine UK) and “note perfect” (Prague Post). She has sung leading roles with the San Francisco Opera, English National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Prague State Opera, The Metropolitan Opera Guild, Arizona Opera, Opera Parallèle, and other US and European houses. She has also performed concerts at Carnegie Hall, the Ravinia Music Festival, the Bard Music Festival, Teatro São Paulo, Prototype, and National Sawdust, as well as with the San Francisco Symphony and Philharmonia Baroque. Breckenridge is a featured soloist on the 2012 New World Records’ album of Victor Herbert songs, and can be heard on Dimitri Hvorostovsky’s Heroes and Villains, Vocal Music of David Conte, Dog Days (Little) and countless other recordings by American composers. She trained at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in voice (MM) and at The American Conservatory Theatre in drama.