Marina Harris bio
Praised in the San Francisco Chronicle for her "knockout combination of vocal power and expressive eloquence", soprano Marina Harris is exciting critics and audiences alike. A recent graduate of the Adler Fellowship program at the San Francisco Opera, Ms. Harris sang in two world premieres with the company; as Susan Sowerby in Nolan Gasser's The Secret Garden and Tamar in Mark Adamo's The Gospel of Mary Magdalene. Recently, Marina garnered national attention as a last minute replacement for Patricia Racette in the role of Elena in Boito’s Mefistofele, the season opener for the San Francisco Opera.
No stranger to the concert stage, Marina has been featured as the soprano soloist in Mahler's Symphony No. 2, Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem, Mozart's Great Mass in C minor, Bach’s Messe in h moll, and Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 2, as well as the West Coast Premiere of Charles Stanford's Stabat Mater and Cecelia MacDowell's Magnificat. She is a four time soloist with the Los Angeles Bach Festival, the oldest Bach festival on the West Coast, and has performed Magnificat, Johannes-Passion, and others with the Festival Orchestra and Choir. Marina has given recitals as part of Carnegie Hall's Neighborhood Concert Series, with the Brava! Opera Theater, and will give a West Coast recital tour in 2017.