Mary Thorne, voice
Soprano Mary Thorne has been praised as an “engaging soloist, bright and agile.” Highlights from recent seasons include joining New York City Opera in Aleko/Pagliacci at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater and appearing as the Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd with Theater 2020 which earned an Innovative Theatre Award nomination for Outstanding Ensemble. Mary also recently debuted the role of Ines in the American premiere production of Donizetti’s La Zingara.
Frequently heard in Mozart roles, Mary sang Queen of the Night in Amore Opera’s production of The Magic Flute, presented by WQXR at The Greene Space. She performed the role of Pamina in Hubbard Hall Opera Theater’s Die Zauberflöte and opened Amato Opera’s final season as Despina in Così fan tutte. She has also sung Susanna, Barbarina, Blondchen, Papagena, and Mademoiselle Silberklang, with New York companies Bronx Opera, Opera Company of Brooklyn, and New York Metro Vocal Arts Ensemble.
As a concert soloist, Mary has appeared with the New York Choral Society Summer Sings in Orff’s Carmina Burana and with the West Village Chorale Summer Sings in Fauré’s Requiem and Haydn’s Missa in Tempore Belli. She has performed with the Simon Sinfonietta of Cape Cod in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Haydn’s Missa Sanctae Caeciliae. New York City concert appearances include a solo recital on Trinity Wall Street’s Concerts at One series, soloist at Weill Hall with New York Lyric Opera, and first soprano soloist in Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with the Richmond Choral Society. This season Mary joins Philomusica of New Jersey as the soprano soloist in Poulenc’s Gloria.
Originally from Washington State, Mary received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in voice from the City University of New York Graduate Center and holds a Master of Music degree from Mannes School of Music and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. Mary teaches voice and musicianship at The Diller-Quaile School of Music and maintains a private voice studio. She has trained in Dalcroze Eurhythmics and is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the American Guild of Musical Artists.