Maria Yurkovskaya mezzo soprano

Maria was born in Moscow, Russia. From 2001 to 2009, he studied at the "Monoton" drama school. At 16, she entered the "Gnesin" College of Music. She performed the role of Olga in a concert production of "Eugene Onegin" by Tchaikovsky and the role of Khivrya in "The Fair in Sorochyntsi" by Mussorgsky. He won the "Tikhvin Lel" and "Silver Voice" contests in Moscow. In 2017, she graduated with honors from the Russian University of Theater Arts - GITIS - Faculty of Musical Theatres, graduated in opera singing under Prof. N. Popova, performed the role of Boyarina Morozova in Rodion Shchedrin's opera-oratorio of the same name. He also participated in the Baroque Opera Studio 2017 "Opera-Omnia" under the direction of Andrew Lawrence-King in the production "L'Ariana". From 2017 to 2023, she was a soloist at the State Academic Music Theater named after Natalya Satz, where she performed the roles of Gertrude in "Hansel and Gretel" by E. Humperdinck, Kate in "Owen Wingrave" by B. Britton, La Musica and La Messagiera in "Orpheus" by C. Monteverdi, Darjelos/ Agatha in "Scary Children" by F. Glass, Second Dancer/Third Maiden in "NushNushi" by P. Hindemith, Third Girl in "The Four Girls" by E. Denisov. In 2018, he performed "Stabat Mater" music by B. Pergolesi at the Moscow International Arts Center and participated in the Festival of Musical Theaters of Russia "See the Music". In 2020, he performed the role of Romeo in "Capulets and Montagues" music by V. Bellini at the Moscow International Center for Arts. He was nominated for the National Onegin Award for this role.