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Operatic Background

Marie Herrington is a versatile soprano who sings everything from the classical bel canto tradition, to microtonal 20th and 21st century music, to pop/funk/blues music, and folk music hailing from Eastern Europe. Marie moved to Baltimore, Maryland, to pursue vocal studies at the Peabody Institute, where she performed the roles of Hansel in Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel; Miss Bingley and the cover of Elizabeth Bennet in Mechem’s Pride and Prejudice; La Maestra delle Novizie in Puccini’s Suor Angelica; and she took part in being a chorister in Puccini’s La Rondine. Outside of Peabody, Marie has professionally performed the role of Dunyasha in the Tsar’s Bride with Bel Cantanti Opera, and Ninotchka Yoschenko in Silk Stockings in a Washington D.C. concert. Marie’s opera work through summer programs include performing the role of Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro; Tisbe in La Cenerentola; the Third Wood Sprite in Rusalka; and Prince Orlafsky in Die Fledermaus. Other than opera-related work, Marie has partaken in a number of meaningful concerts including the chorus of Hindemith’s Sancta Susanna with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; being a back-up singer for Susan Boyle in her 2015 United States Tour; being a soloist in the Moravian Music Concert hosted by composer Jacob Wilkinson; and she has sung many times with the Choral Society of Durham and the Durham Symphony, including soloing with the orchestra at age 14. 

Marie is currently one of the vocalists in Alluvium Ensemble, a New Orleans based contemporary music collective run by Benjamin Zervigon, where he composes material that the ensemble performs. Marie uses her operatic and choral background to perform versatile contemporary music with composers like Ben Zervigon, Maxim Brekhman, Kristen Baum Debassi, Rachel DeVore Fogarty, Hannah Cai Sobel, and so many more great composers. 

Work with Bands

Marie regularly performs with cover bands in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area including Get Steady, Driven to Clarity, and Simpli Rhythmic. These bands perform pop, R&B, rock, soul, jazz, and funk from the 70's onward. Marie has also performed with original band, Alaska's Angels live at the Garage (Montgomery County), and downtown D.C. 


As Marie's pathway has shifted to making modern music, she intends to combine her various musical backgrounds: voice, piano, organ, composition, and music directing, to create new versatile music, and have new works performed by her or her ensembles.

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