A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Ms. Marcinko has been praised for both the beauty of her voice and commanding stage presence. Her performances include Suor Angelica with the Crested Butte Music Festival, Leonora in Il Trovatore with San Antonio Opera and Toledo Opera, Berta in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Frasquita in Carmen with Los Angeles Opera, Verdi’s Requiem with the Richmond and Missoula Symphony Orchestras, Smaragda in The Masterbuilder (sung in Greek) with Greek National Opera, and Micaela in Carmen with San Antonio Opera and New York City Opera. Other appearance include Tosca with Opera East Texas, Alice Ford in Falstaff and Antonia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann with Festival Lyrique en Mer (France), Mimi in La Bohème with Nashville Opera, and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with the Bellingham Festival of Music and Spokane Opera. Ms. Marcinko has also covered the title roles in Vanessa (Barber) and Intermezzo (R. Strauss) with New York City Opera.
A graduate of the Houston Opera Studio, Ms. Marcinko created the role of Missy in the world premiere of Tod Machover’s Resurrection with Houston Grand Opera, and later with Boston Lyric Opera. Concert performances for Ms. Marcinko include an Alice Tully Hall debut as Gretchen in The Red Mill (Victor Herbert) with the Little Orchestra Society of New York, the soprano soloist in R. Vaughn Williams’ Benedicite with the Greenwich Choral Society, a Carnegie Hall debut with the New England Symphonic Ensemble, and a concert of Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the Adrian Symphony Orchestra. Other concert performances include Mozart’s C minor Mass, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Honnegger’s King David, Poulenc’s Gloria, Beethoven’s Mass in C, and Charpentier’s Te Deum.
Ms. Marcinko can be heard on recordings of Carlisle Floyd’s Cold Sassy Tree (Albany Records), Mark Adamo’s Little Women (Ondine Records) and Tod Machover’s Resurrection (Albany Records).