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Ms. Letellier


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Mary Johnston… gave the stand-out performance of the night… Her voice soared in her upper register and was clear and declamatory in the tessitura. Johnston was the only vocalist who had the ability to stay with and, at times, rise above the dramatic orchestral swells.


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Biography    &Press Kit

Dramatic coloratura soprano Mary Johnston Letellier (she/her/hers) brings her warm, expressive voice and strong artistic instincts to a wide variety of repertoire.

This spring, Ms. Letellier and Alexandra Dietrich debut their recital, Deep Magic of the Earth and Songs to the Moon at the University of Southern Maine with Scott Wheatley and Thomas Smoker on the piano. She is excited to collaborate with Opera Maine and Bowdoin college for East Meets West: Exoticism in Art Song and Arias,, and serve as chorus vocal coach for Opera Maine's summer production of Aida.  This past fall, she performed Le Petit Prince: A Musical Journey; the recital featured works that represent characters from the novel. Ms. Letellier sang the soprano soloist of Handel's Messiah with the Messiah Community Chorus in Southborough, Massachusetts. She had the honor of workshopping the role of Harpy with Mark Adamo for his Sarah in the Theater for NEC and Odyssey Opera this past fall. 

 This past year, Ms. Letellier enjoyed a role premiere as the Queen of the Night in New England Conservatory's production of Die Zauberflöte. With Opera in the Pines, she made her debut as Musetta in Bar Crawl Bohème. With Snowlion Repertory, she portrayed Grace in The Christmas Bride in Concert. Last year, she had the honor of singing the soprano soloist at the Assabet Valley Mastersinger's concert of Ralph Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem. In addition, Ms. Letellier premiered the role of Conrad/ Conradine in Snowlion Repertory's  The Secret Princess and made her debut as soprano soloist of Haydn's The Seasons with the Assabet Valley Mastersingers. Recently, Ms. Letellier appeared as Violetta in Mass Opera’s unique production of La Traviata and covered the role of First Lady in Die Zauberflöte with Opera Maine, where she appears regularly as a member of the company’s professional ensemble. 


She originated the role of the Narrator in the premiere of Mesmerized at Snowlion Repertory Theater.  Other recent engagements on the musical theater stage include Julie/Carrie/Nettie/Louise in Carousel at Tophat Toy Theater, Franca Naccarelli in The Light in the Piazza and The Ghost of Christmas past in The Christmas Carol: The Musical, both at Biddeford City Theater. called her performance as Franca “one of the highlights of the show.”


Also a sought after concert performer, Ms. Letellier has recently been a featured soloist in programs with Lyric Music Theater, Opera Maine, Port City Blue, Biddeford City Theater, and others. She was particularly proud to lend her voice to the concert Still Dreaming: A Tribute to MLK at Milton Community Concerts, and to the Black Lives Matter Faculty Concert at University of Southern Maine. She is an active performing member of Opera on Tap: Maine (where she is also the Founder and Co-Manager), The Portland Rossini Club, and the Marston-Kotzschmar Music Club. In 2021, she won the New England Regional NATS Artist Award and the Anne Marie Gertz Award at the National NATS Artist Competition in 2022.


Ms. Letellier is currently working on her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance at New England Conservatory. She received her Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Opera Performance from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee where she appeared as Magda in La Rondine, Peep Bo in The Mikado, Miss Pinkerton in The Old Maid and the Thief, The Sandman in Hansel and Gretel, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas and many others. She was a member of the Young Artist Program at Seagle Music Colony and has also studied at Flagstaff in Fidenza (Italy). She is currently on faculty at the University of Southern Maine, 317 Main Community Music Center and the Portland Conservatory of Music, in addition to maintaining a busy private vocal studio.


Enjoy Ms. Letellier performing excerpts from La Traviata, La Bohème, The Rake's Progress, and more in the below video and audio excerpts. For more, subscribe to her YouTube channel, linked below. 

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Regnava nel silenzio-  Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor

Regnava nel silenzio- Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor

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Solitaire by Rossa Crean

Solitaire by Rossa Crean

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V'adoro, pupille from G. F. Händel's Giulio Cesare

V'adoro, pupille from G. F. Händel's Giulio Cesare

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Le Rêve de Jésus- Pauline Viardot-Garcia

Le Rêve de Jésus- Pauline Viardot-Garcia

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Mandoline by Claude Debussy, with pianist Richard RobertsMary Johnston Letellier
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Chi Il Bel Sogno, from Puccini's La Rondine, with pianist Richard RobertsMary Johnston Letellier
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In Waldeseinsamkeit by Johannes Brahms, with pianist Mark RossognolMary Johnston Letellier
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Obeissons, from Massenet's Manon, with pianist Richard RobertsMary Johnston Letellier
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O Rendetemi / Qui la voce / Vien diletto, from Bellini's I Puritani, with pianist Kathleen ScottMary Johnston Letellier
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Let the Bright Seraphim, from Händel's SamsonMary Johnston Letellier
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Ach, ich liebte from Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail, with pianist Tim SteeleMary Johnston Letellier
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Nun beut di flur from Haydn's Die SchöpfungMary Johnston Letellier
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Up Next

Deep Magic from the Earth and Songs to the Moon
University of Southern Maine
Gorham, ME
East Meets West: Exoticism in Art Songs and Arias
Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME
May 2024
Welcome to Opera
317 Main Community Music Center
Yarmouth, ME
June 22, 2024
7 pm
Chorus Vocal Coach
Opera Maine
Merrill Auditorium
Portland, ME
Please check back for updates to Ms. Letellier's schedule and more information regarding events, as our world is ever changing and unpredictable at the moment. Thank you and stay safe!

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Production Photos

View production photos from Ms. Letellier's recent performances as Musetta in Bar Crawl Bohème, with Opera in the Pines, at Maine Beer Company, Three of String and Oyster Rivers Winegrowers. Photos courtesy of Music Plans Photography. Below, see Ms. Letellier as Violetta in La Traviata, with MassOpera, at Eustis Estate. Photos courtesy of Nile Scott Studios. 

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