Marrianne studied Classics at Kings College London, graduating with a BA Hons first class degree after spending her final year at the University of Bologna on the Erasmus Programme. She went on to a successful marketing career, working in retail and the public sector. Then, one day in 2007 she had her first singing lesson and in 2008 sang solo for the first time at a master class with Ameral Gunson - and she was hooked!
She decided in 2015 to step away from marketing and embark on a singing career. She auditioned for a postgraduate course at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and started there in September 2015 for a year’s study of Vocal Performance on the Independent Study Programme Advanced. After successfully completing the year, Marrianne undertook the Postgraduate Advanced Diploma with the generous support of the Eva Malpass scholarship and the Oppenheim John-Downes Trust. She passed the year with distinction.
Marrianne has undertaken many roles in operas and staged scenes at Blackheath halls Community Opera, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music, AIMS international Singing School and City Lit Opera. In 2018 she sang her first opera role with Opera in the Meantime, singing the Witch in Hansel and Gretel. In 2019 she covered the roles of Maddalena in Andrea Chenier, and Madeleine Lidoine in Les Dialogues des Carmelites with Midsummer Opera. She performed her first role with orchestra singing Donna Anna in Don Giovanni in Sicily at the Mediterannean Opera Studio and Festival in July 2019. In December she sang both the Witch and debuted the role of Getrude again with Opera in the Meantime.
2020 started with two Requiems and the opportunity to add oratorio roles to her CV, with the Verdi Requiem and the Brahm's Requiem both conducted by Peter Fender. And then Covid-19 took over the world and sadly all other projects were postponed or cancelled. As the arts world started to open again in August 2021 she performed her first Verdi role as Abigaille in Nabucco as well as appearing at Royal Greenwich Together 21 Festival in Charlton on the community stage. She decided it would be great to perform Nabucco again and set up a company to produce two concert performances in February 2022. Uncovered Opera Company was established and has plans for a further two productions in 2022 and 2023. Visit uncoveredoperacompany.com to sign up to their mailing list. Marrianne performed a workshop of the Four Last Songs with the BAFCO orchestra in St Barts Hospital in February 2022 and had her concert debut with St Paul's Sinfonia in May 2022 and sang Chausson's Poeme de l'amour et de la mer. She is looking forward to all future opportunities to sing and perform!