Palmer’s agile voice created all manner of nearly indescribable feats: rapid leaps, arpeggios, purring, cooing and percussive effects, as well as seductively sweet tonal shadings, rendering the listener helpless to fully comprehend the subtlety and range of the sonic feast she was sharing        
— Whole Note

Canadian soprano Maeve Palmer has been described in recent reviews as a “brilliant young soprano” and “virtuoso singer”. Maeve is a recent alumna of the Rebanks Fellow of the Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Performance Residency Program at the Glenn Gould School, and the Soprano Sidgwick Scholar program with Orpheus Choir of Toronto (2015-18). She is an alumna of the Masters of Music at the University of Toronto, where she studied under Mary Morrison, O.C. and is now studying with Lorna MacDonald at the University of Toronto Opera School.  

With U of T Opera this season, Maeve is performing as Greta Fiorentino in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, and as Sandrina and Serpetta (alternating nights) in Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera. She will feature as the soprano soloist in Honneger’s King David with Chorus Niagara and will be performing the Canadian premiere of Samuel Andreyev’s work Iridescent Notation with New Music Concerts.

Maeve has performed as a soloist in concert with Opera Atelier, Off-Centre Music, Tapestry Opera, Chorus Niagara, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Orpheus Choir of Toronto, and on tour with the Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition.

Maeve looks forward to her debut as Zerbinetta in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos with Highlands Opera Studio this summer, and to another season with U of T opera.

Maeve is the second prizewinner of the 2017 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition, and received honourable mention in the recent Ottawa Choral Society New Discoveries Auditions.

World premieres include Nicole Lizée’s Malfunctionlieder for soprano, piano, and degraded video, Alice Ping Yee Ho’s Three Songs of the Tang Dynasty, Robert Taylor’s Opticks, and Tyler Versluis’s Five poems, for soprano, celli, and harp.

Maeve’s voice is featured the Hollywood film The Space Between Us, (2017) starring Asa Butterfield, Gary Oldman, and Britt Robertson, and in the TV series Aftermath, (2016).