Maggie Reneé, a Metropolitan Opera Grand Finalist Award Winner, who “possesses a luscious and deep sound” (Opera Wire), is steadily making a name for herself as an upcoming artist with her captivating voice and performances.
This season, she performs Venus in Orpheus in the Underworld at the Vienna Volksoper, goes on tour with the Swedish Orchestra performing Baba the Turk with Barbara Hannigan’s production of The Rakes Progress, and sings Olga in Eugene Onegin with Heartbeat Opera as well as her signature role Carmen at Juilliard.
For the 2022-23 season, Maggie covered the title role in Carmen and sang Nicolette in Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges at Des Moines Opera, performed a Juilliard’s Honors Recital at Lincoln Center featuring Mussorgsky and de Falla song cycles, and was a soloist at Caramoor and the Kaufman Music Center with Steven Blier’s New York Festival of Song (NYFOS).
In 2021-22, she performed Irene in Handel’s Atalanta with Juilliard Opera and Dritter Knabe in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at Merola Opera, was a soloist at the Schwabacher and American Song Concerts, and sang her favorite Carmen scene at the Merola Grand Finale. At Lincoln Center, she sang Baba the Turk in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress and Un Récitante in Claude Debussy’s La Damoiselle élue under the baton of Maestra Barbara Hannigan. She also premiered new music at the FOCUS Festival and performed with Juilliard415 at Joye at the Aiken Festival and in NY with the New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) and the Metropolitan Opera Guild‘s Baroque Master Class series.
In previous seasons, Maggie covered Olga in Eugene Onegin and sang Ursule in scenes of Béatrice et Bénédict at Santa Fe Opera. She was also scheduled to perform the title role in Carmen with Hogfish Opera (Covid cancellation). Other opera highlights were King Egeo in Handel’s Teseo (Juilliard Opera), the combined roles of Goffredo/Eustazio in Handel’s Rinaldo conducted by Nicholas McGegan (Juilliard Opera), her Carmen debut in Peter Brook’s La Tragédie de Carmen (City Lyric Opera), and her European debut, where, at 18 years old, she performed Cherubino (Berlin Opera Festival).
Past concert highlights included Debussy vocal works with the New York Philharmonic, Mussorgsky’s Nursery Cycle at Lincoln Center, her solo debuts with the Reno Philharmonic and the California Philharmonic Orchestra at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, where she was named the 2019 California Philharmonic Young Artist Winner.
Maggie is a Juilliard Gluck Fellow, a recipient of the Burford Scholarship, Pauline and Arthur Feibush Memorial Scholarship, F. Heiligenstein Scholarship, and Tatiana Troyanos Scholarship. In addition to being a Metropolitan Opera Grand Finalist Award Winner, she is an Opera Index Award Winner, Sullivan Foundation Finalist, Igor Gorin Memorial Award Recipient, Career Bridge Award Winner, and an Honors BM and MM graduate of The Juilliard School where she is pursuing her ADOS.