Midori Marsh is an American-Canadian soprano hailing from Cleveland, Ohio. She received her Bachelors of Music at Wilfrid Laurier in 2017 and her Masters of Music in Opera at the University of Toronto in 2020. In fall 2019, she won first prize and audience choice award at the Canadian Opera Company’s Centre Stage competition and recently completed her third year with the COC’s young artist ensemble.
While at the COC, she was seen as Nella in Gianni Schicchi, the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem, Annina in La Traviata, Papagena in Die Zauberflote and Frasquita in Carmen. A “polished and poised performer”, with “a truly gorgeous, expressive sound,” she is a known quantity in the Canadian Opera scene, performing with Tapestry Opera, Against the Grain Theatre, the TSO, the National Arts Centre and more. In 2020, she was named one of the CBC’s “30 hot Classical Musicians under 30,” in 2022, she was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for her portrayal of Papagena in the COC’s 2022 production of The Magic Flute. She took first prize at the 2023 Quilico awards, was a semifinalist in the Metropolitan Opera’s 2023 Laffont competition and a 2023 Lotte Lenya finalist.
In October 2019, she took home both the first prize and the audience choice award at the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio Competition and was a member of the COC’s young artist ensemble for the 2021-2022 season. This past fall with the COC, she appeared as Nella in Gianni Schicchi and as the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem. In the Spring season, she appeared as Annina in La Traviata and Papagena in Die Zauberflöte.
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