Ann Marie Wilcox-Daehn thrives on a career that includes a variety of musical genre including oratorio, opera, art song, and musical theater. Known for her dramatically flexible and passionate portrayals, critics have described her voice as “sinuous”, “clarion-toned,” and “lush.” With over 35 roles to her credit, favorite musical theater portrayals include: Aldonza in Man of la Mancha, Nettie in Carousel; Meg Brockie in Brigadoon; Mad Margaret in Ruddigore and Petra in A Little Night Music. Favorite opera roles have included: Carmen; Dido in Dido & Aeneus; Dorabella in Cosi; Angelina in Cenerentola; Isabella in The Italian Girl from Algiers; and the role of Rosemary in the world premiere of Libby Larsen’s jazz-opera, Picnic. Among her many concert highlights are appearances at Carnegie Hall in the Mozart Requiem, Haydn’s Creation Mass, and Vivaldi’s Gloria. Recordings on the Albany record label include the operettas Naughty Marietta (Adah) and The Red Mill (Bertha), and singing "You’ll Never Walk Alone" on Gold & Silver: Celebrating 25 Years of Ohio Light Opera.
Currently Dr. Daehn is researching the teaching and career of mezzo soprano Jan de Gaetani and writing an interactive diction textbook.