Marie Anello’s love of opera began at the age of twelve when she enrolled in the Opera Pacific Children’s Opera Camp in Orange County, California. After one summer there, she began studying classical voice and immediately set her sights on a career in opera.
Over the course of her education, Ms. Anello has studied opera at the Orange County High School of the Arts and the University of Redlands, as well as spent a semester abroad in Vienna, Austria. Marie received her Bachelors of Music in 2010.
In the years since her graduation, Marie has performed in several productions with New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera including Madama Butterfly as Kate Pinkerton and Gianni Schicchi as La Ciesca. She has also been a frequent participant of Susan Morton’s Singthrough Central program, coaching the roles of Siebel in Gounod’s Faust and Orfeo in Orfeo ed Euridice by Gluck. Most recently she appeared as Mercedes in the Belleayre Summer Music Festival’s production of Carmen under the direction of Don Westwood.
Marie has also performed at several events with the Encompass New Opera Theatre, including their gala honoring Alan Menken and their upcoming celebration of Sheldon Harnick. She also looks forward to competing as a semifinalist in the Mary Trueman Vocal Arts Competition this November.