Canadian-born Armenian-Indian soprano Anne-Marie Ramos has established herself in the world of oratorio, opera, and musical theatre.
Ms. Ramos is a graduate of the University of Toronto vocal music program, where she performed with the opera school division. While a student, she gained notoriety in the musical theatre and operetta world with such roles as Mabel in Gilbert and Sullivan‘s Pirates of Penzance, Elsie in Yeoman of the Guard, as well as Maria in West Side Story.
Professional engagements have included: soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and Brahm’s Requiem with Guelph Chamber Choir and Musica Viva orchestra; and Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. Other treasured roles that have brought Ms. Ramos acclaim have included Princess Tuptim in Stratford Festival of Canada’s production of The King and I; Goddess Diana in Shakespeare’s Pericles; Sydney in the National Arts Centre production of Abigail Richardson’s Dora award-winning Sanctuary Song; and most recently Countess in The Marriage of Figaro. This past year, Ms. Ramos made her Koerner Hall debut as the soprano soloist in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. Ms. Ramos was a featured artist, alongside the Nathaniel Dett Chorale, at the Glenn Gould Foundation honoring the great Jessye Norman. She was soprano soloist in the world premiere of Hosea, an oratorio, at Koerner Hall. Further engagements include soprano soloist in Mendelssohn’s Psalms with the Scarborough Symphony Orchestra, and Songbook Series with the internationally acclaimed Tapestry Opera. Ms. Ramos most recently debuted as Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music with the internationally acclaimed Vancouver Arts Club Theatre.
Ms. Ramos was recently honoured with the prestigious Tyrone Guthrie Award from the Stratford Festival of Canada for her contribution to the arts.