Mary Anne Barcellona was a member of the original Toronto company of The Phantom of The Opera and performed the role of Carlotta over 50 times in that production. She joined Phantom following her tenure as a resident artist with the Canadian opera Company under the direction of Lotfi Mansouri. With the COC ensemble she portrayed the four heroines in Tales of Hoffmann touring Eastern and Western canada, Minerve in The Retrun of Ulysses and Thessaly in the world premiere of An Expensive Engagement, amongst others. At Toronto's O'Keefe Centre, she has performed roles in the COC productions of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Adriadna auf Naxs, The Queen of Spades, and Don Carlos. Her diverse repertoire also includes Violetta in La Traviata, Musetta in La Boheme, Marie in The Daughter of the Regiment and Micaela in Carmen. Miss Barcellona is familiar to Vancouver audiences from her role as Laurey in the Theatre Under The Stars production of Oklahoma!, and she began her association with Vancouver Opera touring throughout B.C. and made her mainstage debut in their production of The Marriage of Figaro. Her extensive concert and operatic work has taken her from the United States to Italy and from New Zealand to Canada. She has also appeared on the CBC Radio Network and on stage as a featured soloist with the Toronto and Vancouver Symphonies and the Lakeshore and Southwest Orchestras in Chicago. Although Mary Anne and her husband have resided in Toronto for the past four years, their true home is in Vancouver and the Gulf Islands of B.C.