Colorado native Annamarie Zmolek is a young soprano on the rise. She recently sang on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera as a Semi-finalist in the National Council Auditions, having won first place in the Southwest region for 2012. One week prior to that competition, she was praised by the Colorado Springs Gazette for her "unforgettable portrayal of Violetta" in La Traviata with Opera Theatre of the Rockies. Her other appearances this spring have included a gala concert in Miami with the Grammy Award nominated choral group Seraphic Fire and a performance of the soprano solo from the Brahms Requiem with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. Most recently she appeared in concert performances of Mimi in La Bohème with Green Mountain Opera Festival and Venus in Zachary Wadsworth’s chamber opera Venus and Adonis with Lone Star College. Her upcoming performances in Colorado include Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus with Opera Theatre of the Rockies, an appearance at the Christmas Joy Concert for First Presbyterian Church, and concerts all over Colorado in November for Central City Opera’s Opera Rocks the Rockies tour. This spring she will cover the roles of Desdemona (Otello) and Countess (Le nozze di Figaro) with Wichita Grand Opera.
She spent two summers as an Apprentice Artist with Central City Opera, where she sang the student performances of the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor and Micaëla in Carmen. She also sang Mrs. Anderssen in the mainstage production of A Little Night Mus