Vocalist - Soprano
American soprano Marie Plette is acclaimed in the major opera houses of North America and Europe for her compelling portrayals from Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly to Love Simpson in Cold Sassy Tree and the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro. Her performances of Madama Butterfly prompted the New York Times to remark, "The opera did partake of the other great unifying factor here: a star turn, by Marie Plette in the title role."
“The performers - led by the superb soprano Marie Plette in the title role - had an opportunity to bring the audience directly into the world of the opera. It’s rare to encounter an opera done with such intimacy and emotional transparency, and the close quarters only helped.... The most powerful contribution came from Plette, whose Vanessa was an alluring bundle of angst, charm and self-deception. Singing with vibrant, dynamically responsive sound and skillfully modulating her vocal power for the circumstances, she made the character’s plight seem almost unerringly plausible.”
San Francisco Chronicle