MARISSA HOWARD (Soprano) is a coloratura soprano originally from Littleton, Colorado. A recent graduate of the University of Memphis, Marissa received her master’s while studying with Mary Wilson. Professional debut – Opera Memphis: MADAMA BUTTERFLY and H.M.S. PINAFORE. Memphis Youth Symphony: 2018-2019 Soloist. University of Memphis Woodwind Orchestra: Soloist. University of Memphis: lead roles in DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE and THE TENDER LAND. Memphis Light Opera: Gianetta in THE GONDOLIERS (2019). Cedar Summerstock Theater: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, ANNIE, and John Hudson’s MAIN TRAVELLED ROADS (regional premiere). Varna International: DON GIOVANNI. Roosevelt University: R.S.V.P. and CAPTAIN LOVELOCK. Greenhouse Theatre: MAP’S CAFÉ (premiere). Upcoming – Miami Classical Music Festival: Cinderella in INTO THE WOODS. Awards: first place, Beethoven’s Young Artist competition (2018 & 2019), finalist, University of Memphis Concerto Competition (2018).