MARIA MUDRYAK - SOPRANO
Maria Mudryak's 2018 / 2019 season include her debuts at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in the Grand Opera Gala in support of the German AIDS Foundation and at the Musikverein Graz in a concert alongside Leo Nucci, a concert with Vittorio Grigolo at the Royal Opera House of Muscat, Mimì in La bohème at the Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow, Violetta in La traviata at the NCPA Beijing, the Royal Opera House Muscat and the Al Bustan Festival Adina in L'elisir d'amore at the Opéra Grand in Avignon, Violetta in La traviata at the Teatro San Carlo of Naples and her role debut and Australian debut as Marguerite in Faust at the Melbourne Arts Center.
In the 2017 / 2018 season she appeared as Mimì in La bohème in a new production at the Teatro del Maggio in Florence, where she als sang Violetta in La traviata, made her role debut as Liù in Turandot at the Shaanxi Grand Theatre in China and as Gilda in Rigoletto at the Teatro Carlo Felice Genoa alongside Leo Nucci, performed Violetta in a new production of La traviata at the Teatro San Carlo Naples, Mimì in a new staging of La bohème for her debut at the Bolshoi Theatre and Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro at the Teatro Massimo Palermo. She also made her debut at the Arena of Verona as Violetta in the third act of La traviata on occasion of the Verdi Opera Night.
In the 2016 / 2017 season she sang Violetta in La traviata at the Teatro San Carlo Naples and at the Teatro Carlo Felice Genoa, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro at the Teatro San Carlo Naples, Valencienne in The Merry Widow and Oscar in Un ballo in maschera at the NCPA Beijing, Musetta in La bohème at the NCPA Mumbai, Mimì in La bohème at the Astana Opera, and operatic galas celebrating the career of Leo Nucci in Piacenza and Modena.
Other engagements include Violetta in La traviata at the Astana Opera, Giulia in La scala di seta at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro at the Teatro Petruzzelli Bari, Mimì in La bohème at the Teatro Coccia Novara and Musetta in the same opera at the Ravenna Opera Festival and the National Opera Vilnius, Norina in Don Pasquale at the Teatro Donizetti Bergamo, Teatro Sociale Como, Teatro Pergolesi Jesi and Teatro Fraschini Pavia, the inauguration of the 2015 season of the Teatro Municipale Piacenza as Adina in L'elisir d'amore in a production by Leo Nucci, Giulietta in Les Contes d'Hoffmann for the Teatri Circuito Lirico Lombardo and her operatic debut as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro at the Teatro Carlo Felice Genova in 2014.
Born in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan of Russian descent, Maria Mudryak moved to Italy at the age of 10 to pursue her vocal training. One year later she was admitted at the children's chorus of the Teatro alla Scala. At the age of 14 she was accepted (an exception, due to her young age) at the Conservatory Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, where she graduated with honors four years later. Additionally, she studied ten years at the Scuola Musicale di Milano under the tutelage of Carlo Gaifa. She is a winner of the 65th Aslico Competition for European Young Singers and has won the “The Opera Ball Award” in Kazakhstan as well as the Third Price and the Audience Price of Plácido Domingo's prestigious Operalia Competition in 2017.
Ms. Mudryak has collaborated with conductors such as Carlo Rizzi, Renato Palumbo, Aldo Sisillo, Fabrizio Carminati, Christopher Franklin, Matthew Aucoin and Nicola Pazkowsky, and stage directors including Leo Nucci, Hugo De Ana, Ferzan Ozpetek, Chiara Muti and Andrea Cigni.