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Described as “excellent, musical” by Classical 91.7 Music Library Reviews, mezzo-soprano AnnMarie Sandy is garnering praise for her operatic, concert, and recorded work. She is featured on the New World Records 2011 recording  of Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha, which BBC Magazine called "a work of tremendous significance", and is said to be “among the inspired cast’s stand-out performances” by Classics Today.


In 2003 Ms. Sandy performed the role of Eliza Brooks in the Central City Opera world premiere of Gabriel’s Daughter. She has sung the roles of Stephano with Opera North in Roméo et Juliette, Second Lady with Brevard Music Center in The Magic Flute, and Mercedes with One World Symphony in Carmen.


In 2007 AnnMarie made her Lincoln Center debut at Avery Fisher Hall, performing the alto solo in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2013 singing the role of Ursula, performing with the American Symphony Orchestra, the Collegiate Chorale, and the Manhattan Girls Chorus, in the Strauss opera Feuersnot.

 

In the fall of 2014 the mezzo-soprano returned to the Lyric Opera of Chicago and performed in the ensemble cast of Porgy and Bess. She was featured in the work Let My People Go! A Spiritual Journey Along the Underground Railroad with the Susquehanna Valley Chorale, and also performed in recital the Ravel song cycle Chansons madécasses at Bucknell University.

 

In 2017 AnnMarie performed in the concert [GENERATE] William Parker: Healing Songs from the Tone World, which was held at the experimental Brooklyn venue Roulette. She joined the cast of ¡Figaro! (90210), back again Off Broadway at The Duke Theater on 42nd Street, reprising the cover role of Donna Curson. The mezzo-soprano is featured on the album Voices Fall from the Sky, the vocal compilation album of renowned free jazz bassist and composer William Parker. Described by PopMatters as William Parker's "album of a lifetime", in the featured piece The Blinking of the Ear the magazine states Ms. Sandy as: "stretching her operatic range to sing notes of freedom, healing, and peace." Recent performances include the Jazz at Lincoln Center venue Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, with William Parker featuring In Order to Survive Extended Ensemble. She will perform at Carnegie Hall with American Symphony Orchestra and Bard Festival Chorale, featuring Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony and Schoeck Trommelschlaege.