Annette Triquère is Co-Founder and Vice President of Isle of Shoals Productions, Inc., a viable New York City-based theatre company. She is a versatile performer, both as a singer and an actor, and has studied voice with several excellent teachers, including the legendary Lois Hunt of the Metropolitan Opera Company. Her repertoire and experience include classical music, musical theater, drama and comedy.
She recently played the role of Abby in a staged reading of In This Fallen City by Bryan Williams, presented by Isle of Shoals Productions. Prior to that she was seen in an evening of Noel Coward’s works: Still Life (Dolly Messiter) and Café Coward (Violet Coward). She has toured the greater New York area in the title role of Hecabe, the Euripides tragedy, produced by Cypreco of America, Inc., and directed by Lance Hewett. This production was also performed, by special request, at the Cyprus Embassy in New York City. She performed the role of Lady Bracknell in the off- Broadway production of Ernest, an original musical version of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, presented at the Jose Quintero Theater and directed by Gayden Wren. Her many other roles include Mamita in Gigi, The Housekeeper in Man of La Mancha, Mrs. Harcourt in Anything Goes, Eunice in 70, Girls, 70, Constance in Dear World, Mrs. Boyle in The Mousetrap, A in Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women, Adult Female Chorus in How I Learned to Drive, Mrs. Venable in Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer and a variety of roles in an intimate eve with Will & Chris: Scenes from the works of Shakespeare and Marlowe. She created the role of Harmony in the Equity showcase premiere of Lighthouse, book, music and lyrics by Bryan Williams and directed by Lance Hewett. She has toured with her two one-woman shows, How Lovely to be a Woman, and Ladies of the Stage and participated in the creation of two pilot television productions, Heck’s Angels and Splinters from a Wooden Leg.
She also has a variety of classical music credentials including soprano solo work in Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Mozart’s The Magic Flute with the Amato Opera Company in Manhattan, NYC.
Annette was a teacher in public and private schools in both the U.S. and Nova Scotia, Canada, for some years, and she also taught both musical theatre and voice classes at the Performing Arts Center of Long Island. She holds a BA degree from QueensCollege, CUNY, in Education and Music, and a Master’s degree from Teacher’s College, Columbia
University. She had a successful voice studio in New York for more than 15 years and her students were admitted to many fine music schools, among which are: The Cincinnati Conservatory; NYU, both the CAP21 (Tisch) program and the University Music Department; Northwestern; The Westminster Choir College of Rider University; The Manhattan School of Music; The Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, CUNY. Some of her students have appeared on Broadway in Seussical, the Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Gypsy, Les Miserables, and numerous others are performing in various professional venues throughout the country.
In June, 2007 Annette relocated to Williamstown, MA, and has worked with The Greylock Project, a creative arts program in writing and performance for young people between the ages of 9 through 17, which is sponsored and supported by the well respected Williamstown Theatre Festival.
She is a member of the Bennington County Choral Society, which performs a repertoire ranging from Bach, to the folk traditions of the Berkshires, to Broadway, and has been a soloist and a small ensemble singer with this group.
Williamstown and WilliamsCollege have a close, interactive relationship in which much music and theatre are done year-round in various venues, frequently in the area's many churches. Annette has been involved in a number of these activities, which often include WilliamsCollege music faculty as participants and/or directors of the programs.