Nancy Peery Marriott (lyric soprano)
Nancy Peery Marriott has appeared extensively in concert, oratorio and recital throughout the United States. In the Washington, DC area, she has performed at The National Theatre, The Barns at Wolf Trap, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Music Center at Strathmore, the Mansion at Strathmore, Constitution Hall, Anderson House, the National Gallery of Art and St. Matthew’s Cathedral.
Ms. Marriott has been the featured guest soloist with the Mormon Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at the Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has appeared as soloist with the Tabernacle Choir on several occasions. She made her Utah Symphony Orchestra debut as the soloist in Handel’s Messiah.
On the opera and operetta stage, Nancy has sung Adele (Die Fledermaus), Musetta (La Bohéme), Sonia (The Merry Widow), Oscar (the pants role in A Masked Ball), and Lucy (The Telephone) among others. Ms. Marriott has also performed in numerous leading roles with the Washington Savoyard Company.
Ms. Marriott’s engagements include appearances at Boston’s Symphony Hall, the annual Messiah “sing-in” with the National Symphony Orchestra, the inaugural recital for the Longy Conservatory of Music’s Alumni Concert Series, appearances in New Hampshire with the Heifetz International Music Institute and the Great Waters Festival Orchestra, Opera International’s Gala Concert at Strathmore, and Vanderbilt (Florida) Presbyterian Church’s Concert Series. She made her debut at Carnegie Hall with famed conductor Dr. Craig Jessop. She has appeared in performances with the University of Utah’s Camerata Evening, Brigham Young University’s National Chamber Orchestra, and the National Chamber Ensemble. She was also the featured soloist at the Jerusalem Center in Jerusalem, Israel and was chosen to perform on a cruise ship while touring Argentina.
Nancy has participated in the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, the Amalfi Coast Music Festival, the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music in Salzburg, Austria and many times at the Alaska Summer Arts Festival.
Recent engagements have included a special performance honoring Queen Elizabeth on her Diamond Jubilee, a Kennedy Center appearance with Ballet West, an American Composers recital at Alexandria’s Lyceum, a collaborative concert with Trinity Chamber Orchestra and the Embassy of the Czech Republic, the National Memorial Day Concert at the Kennedy Center with the United States Air Force Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Jessop and a recital at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. In addition, while performing at a First Ladies Luncheon Nancy was invited to give a master class for the students and faculty of Utah Valley University.
Performances in 2015 included concerts at the Embassy of Japan and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, as well as a role in the movie Singing With Angels. A recital with the ArtsNaples (Florida) World Festival, an appearance with the University of Utah Lyric Opera Ensemble, and a return engagement for the Society of the Cincinnati’s Concert Series are currently planned for 2016. Originally from Palo Alto, California, Ms. Marriott received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Utah. She has completed additional studies at the Longy School of Music and the University of Maryland School of Music. She received the University of Utah’s Camerata Award in 2015.