234th Season

Maria Litke

Soprano

Born in Leningrad, in 1999 she graduated from the Vocal department of the Rimsky-Korsakov Music College (class of V. Gagen) and entered the St Petersburg State Conservatory. In 2005 she graduated cum laude from the Conservatory (class of Professor Irina Bogachova, chamber class of T. Lymareva). She made her debut as Marguerite in Gounod’s Faust at the Conservatory Music Theatre, where she was a soloist in 2004-2006. In 2006, she joined the Mikhailovsky Opera Company. She has worked with such conductors as Vasily Sinaisky, Giuliano Carella, Daniele Rustioni, Peter Feranec and such singers as Vladimir Chernov, Elena Obraztsova, José Cura, Neil Shicoff, Badri Maysuradze, Giuseppe Varano among many others.


Her repertoire includes:
— Tatiana (Eugene Onegin)
— Iolanta (Iolanta)
— Lisa (The Queen of Spades)
— Micaela (Carmen)
— Marguerite (Faust)
— Rachel (La Juive)
— Mimi (La Bohème)
— Amelia (Un ballo in maschera)
— Desdemona (Othello)
— Aida (Aida)
— Nedda (Pagliacci)
— The Foreign Princess, Rusalka (Rusalka by Antonín Dvořák)
— Silva (Silva)
— Soprano (Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi)
— Soprano (9th Symphony by L.V. Beethoven)
— Soprano (Stabat Mater by Dvořák)


Awards:
Prize-winner at the Sergey Rachmaninov Competition
Diploma-recipient at the Bella Voce Competition
Diploma-recipient at the International Elena Obraztsova Competition
Prize-winner at the Three Centuries of Classical Romance Competition
Prize-winner at the Iris Adami Corradetti Competition (1st prize)
Prize-winner at the St Petersburg Competition (1st prize)
Hope of Russia Premium
Youth of St Petersburg Premium
Two nominations for the Golden Sofit theatre premium


Mariinsky Theatre:
1 Theatre Square
St. Petersburg
Mariinsky-2 (New Theatre):
34 Dekabristov Street
St. Petersburg
Mariinsky Concert Hall:
20 Pisareva street
St. Petersburg