Toni Marie Palmertree is an American soprano praised for her tender, expressive voice (SF Examiner). In her two year residency as an Adler Fellow with San Francisco Opera, she performed a wide range of roles including making her role debut as Liù (Turandot) for which she was praised for "[delivering] a performance of wondrous poignancy and heroism...clothed in vigorous, expressive phrasing” (SF Chronicle). Additionally, she stepped into the title role of Madama Butterfly for the November 18th 2016 performance. Janos Gereben (SFCV) wrote: “The young soprano not only met the challenge, but she claimed her place among the finest vocal interpreters of the role...”
Additional roles include, Violetta (La traviata), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Elisabetta (Don Carlo), Giorgetta (Il Tabarro) and Suor Angelica (Suor Angelica).
This season, she made company debuts with Syracuse Opera and Festival Opera of New Zealand singing the title role of Madama Butterfly. Upcoming engagements include returning to San Francisco Opera to cover Nedda in Pagliacci, her role debut as the title role in Tosca with The Reading Symphony Orchestra and her company debut with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra singing Verdi’s Requiem.
Ms. Palmertree received her Bachelor of Music degree from The Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a student of renowned voice teachers Mark Moliterno, Laura Brooks Rice, and Phyllis Bryn Julson.