Mary Rice, mezzo-soprano

Photo Credit: Billy Bustamante

Mary Rice is a “striking” (Operawire) mezzo-soprano known for her “elegant interpretation” (BroadwayWorld) and “polished vocalism” (Voce di Meche) rapidly establishing herself as a vibrant interpreter of song and opera.  

Her 2023/24 season includes debuts with Marshall Opera in New York City as Victoria Woodhull in Victoria Bond’s Mrs. President, alto soloist in The Messiah with Canterbury Choral Society and Ars Musica in collaboration with the Adelphi Orchestra, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Mozart’s Coronation Mass with Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra, and Mozart Requiem with Orchestra Amadeus.  

She has performed with the Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra, Marshall Opera, New York City Opera, Opera Fayetteville, City Lyric Opera, Brooklyn Telemann Chamber Society, Teatro Nuovo, Music at Co-Cath, Orchestra Amadeus, Adelphi Orchestra, Canterbury Choral Society, Ars Musica, Lune di Fiori, New York Philharmonic, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and the Rome Chamber Music Festival. She was winner of the 2023 Stagetime Arts Career Advancement Award, runner-up in the Lyra New York Mozart Competition, and a finalist in the Art Song Preservation Society Vocal Competition. She can be found offering adventures, insight, and Q&A’s about classical music to her audience of 85,000 followers on TikTok @coloratura_runs​  

Upcoming Performances

Aug 31 – Red Cliffs I: Colorado Currents

Sep 2 – Rocky Mountain Power Community Concert

Sep 4 – House Benefit Concert: Bernstein, An Intimate Portrait

Sep 5 – Red Earth: Mid-Century Modern America