THE ARTISTRY OF
Maggie Lattimore, a Grammy-nominated mezzo-soprano, has received high acclaim for her "glorious instrument" and has been dubbed an "undisputed star." Critics have also proclaimed, "Ms. Lattimore has it all: looks, intelligence, musicianship, personality, technique, and a voice of bewitching amber color." She began her career singing the florid works of Handel, Rossini, and Mozart but has recently expanded her repertoire to include the works of Mahler, Verdi, and Wagner, making her one of the most versatile mezzo-sopranos performing today.
Ms. Lattimore has performed with some of the most renowned arts organizations in the world. These include The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, San Diego Opera, Florida Grand Opera, and Dutch National Opera, to name just a few. Maggie has graced the concert stages of Carnegie Hall, Symphony Hall, Geffen Hall, and many others, with symphony orchestras that include The New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Houston Symphony, The Saint Paul Chamber, and Boston Baroque Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic, The Minnesota Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, Orquestra Sinfónica Nacional de México and Orquestra Sinfónica Nacional de Costa Rica.
This season, she joins the Lyric Opera of Chicago for Klaus Guth's highly praised production of Jenufa and then Gloriæ Dei Cantores for Handel's Messiah in Orleans, Massachusetts. She will join the South Dakota Symphony for Mahler's Third Symphony and Master Voices for Ricky Ian Gordon's "The Grapes of Wrath" at New York's prestigious Carnegie Hall, where she will perform the role of Ma Joad. Finally, she will end the season with the Pacific Symphony in Costa Mesa, CA, for Beethoven's Symphony No. 9.
Last season, Ms. Lattimore performed Mozart's Requiem and Brahms' Alto Rhapsodie with The Riverside Choral Society at Carnegie Hall and Verdi Requiem, once again at Carnegie, with MidAmerica Productions and Orquesta Sinfonica de Costa Rica.
Ms. Lattimore is a Crane School of Music graduate at the State University of New York at Potsdam and of the distinguished Metropolitan Opera Young Artist Development Program. She has received numerous awards, including the Grand Prize of The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Eleanor McCollum Award from the Houston Grand Opera Studio, a Jacobson Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Foundation, and the prestigious Vienna Award from the George London Foundation.