Toni Marie Palmertree, Soprano

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Toni Marie Palmertree, Soprano, is a first year Adler fellow with The San Francisco Opera.  This season she was called to step into the title role of Madama Butterfly for the November 18th 2016 performance at The San Francisco Opera.  Janos Gereben from The San Francisco Classical Voice wrote:  “The young soprano not only met the challenge, but she claimed her place among the finest vocal interpreters of the role heard here recently.”  Additional roles with the company include Barena in Jenufa, Voice of Heaven in Don Carlo, High Priestess in Aida, Elisabetta in Don Carlo (Cover) and the title role in Madama Butterfly (cover).

A recent recipient of the The Richard F. Gold  Career Grant by the Shoshana Foundation, she is proud to hold many awards including winner of The Metropolitan Opera National Council District Awards, finalist in The International Moniuszko Voice Competion, and The Classical Singer Voice competition.  She took First place in the Long Leaf Opera of North Carolina voice competition, The Kennett Square Symphony Voice Competition, and The Marcella Sembrich competition.  She was awarded third place in the National Opera Association Voice Competition, the James Parkinson Opera Competition and the second place winner of the Sylvia Green Voice Competition.  From The Peabody Conservatory, she was granted The Anita Erdman award.

 

Toni Marie Palmertree, received her Bachelor of Music degree from The Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland. She is also grateful to study with renowned voice teachers Laura Brooks Rice, Mark Moliterno, and Phyllis Bryn Julson.