Marjorie Owens

Marjorie Owens


Vocalists — Soprano

"First among equals, as Leonora, is soprano Marjorie Owens, a Virginia native and Baylor graduate who is clearly headed toward operatic superstardom. Owens owns a particularly spectacular upper range. She has volume to spare, and, apparently, the lungs of a pearl diver, enabling her to sustain high notes that are not only intense but beautiful. Although Leonora is not a role one associates with subtlety and finesse, Owens, drawing on a fine sense of musicality, created a constantly engaging rendition of an impetuous, love-stricken, and ultimately brave young woman. She is the sort of singer whose voice and presence on the stage enlivens an entire performance." —Wayne Lee Gay, D Magazine, May 23, 2011

“Soprano Marjorie Owens gave a marvelous performance as the Prima Donna/Ariadne, building upon the Prima Donna's arrogance from the prologue in a way that few singers do to add just a touch of self-dramatization to Ariadne's sorrow in the opera proper. Noble and affecting as the abandoned princess, she gave a luminous reading of ‘Ein Schönes war, hieß Theseus-Ariadne’ (How beauteous once were Theseus and Ariadne) that captured the hollow devastation of a betrayed and broken heart.” —Kalen Ratzlaff, Opera News, June 2010

About

A member of the Ensemble of the Sächsische Staatsoper in Dresden and a Grand Finals Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, soprano Marjorie Owens is receiving a great deal of acclaim as one of the most exciting young dramatic sopranos to have recently come to the public’s attention.

This season, Ms. Owens appears with her home company in Dresden as Senta in Der fliegende Holländer, Elisabeth in Tannhäuser, Mimi in La Bohème, Ariadne in Ariadne auf Naxos, Dorotka in Švanda Dudák, Liù in Turandot and Freihild . . .

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