Soprano Marion Samuel-Stevens is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Voice Performance and is an avid supporter of new music and new performance practices. Marion was one of 8 semi-finalists in the 2008 Eckhardt-Grammatté competition and has worked with Richard Armstrong and Jaqueline Vaillancourt as well as the Queen of Puddings Music Theatre. Marion has performed Grigori Frid’s Diary of Anne Frank as Anne, Peter Skoggard’s new opera Stratas in the title role, Ruth in Ronald Beckett’s opera Ruth, Mark Adamo’s Little Women as Beth, as well as David Del-Tredici’s Alice with the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra. Operatic roles include Elle in La Voix Humaine by Poulenc, Hélène in Hindemith’s Hin und Zurück and Estelle in The Stronger by Hugo Weisgall, Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute by Mozart and Titania in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Oratorio highlights include Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Vespers, Haydn’s Paukenmesse, Lord Nelson Mass, and Creation. Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat, Gounod’s St. CeciliaMass, Faure’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah and Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and the Christmas Oratorio by J. S Bach, Brahms Requiem, and Mozart’s Mass in C minor. Marion brings her love of movement and a great imagination to all projects that she is involved with!