An “electric” performer, Marie Mascari (soprano) “lights up the stage with gorgeously rounded tones” (Washington Post). She recently stepped in for a surprise Carnegie Hall debut as Eva in Haydn’s Creation with Harold Rosenbaum, The Orchestra of St. Lukes, and The NY Virtuoso Singers. Last season, she performed with Collegiate Chorale as the soloist in Poulenc’s Gloria, as well as highlights from The Rise and Fall of the First World, an opera in English and Portuguese by composer Michael Kowalski with the Post Industrial Players. Upcoming engagements include touring La Belle et La Bête with the Philip Glass Ensemble, which Mascari has proudly been performing with since 2001. Performances are slated in Belgium, Scotland, and San Francisco. Other opera credits include Valetto and Fortuna in Opera Omnia’s Coronation of Poppea, Servilia in La Clemenza di Tito and Papagena in Die Zauberflföte with Wolf Trap Opera Company, Nannetta in Falstaff, and Adele in Die Fledermaus. She performed the role of Lillian Russell in The Mother of Us All with Glimmerglass Opera, a part she also covered for New York City Opera. Mascari portrayed as Siamese Twin and Judy Garland in the Lincoln Center Festival’s American premiere of Philip Glass’ White Raven, and performed in the premiere of Philip Glass and Robert Wilson’s 3-D collaboration Monsters of Grace, which toured throughout the United States and Europe extensively. Mascari is also a featured soloist on the Monsters of Grace recording, which is available through Orange Mountain Music. Other Philip Glass performing tour credits include Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi, La Belle et La Bête, Shorts and Anima Mundi. A Metropolitan Opera Regional finalist, Mascari is a recipient of the Richard F. Gold Career Grant from the Shoshana Foundation and received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from Indiana University for Vocal Performance.