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Maria Litke

Maria Litke

Maria Litke graduated from the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire in 2005. She participated in masterclasses held by Elena Obraztsova, Alexandrina Milcheva, Marcello Giordani, and Neil Shicoff.

She made her debut as Marguerite in Gounods Faust at the Conservatoire Musical Theatre, where she was a soloist in 20042006.She has cooperated with Neil Shicoff, Vladimir and Dmitri Jurowski, José Cura, Vasily Sinaysky, Elena Obraztsova, Frédéric Chaslin, Vasily Petrenko, Vladimir Galuzin, Daniele Rustioni, and Leon Botstein. Maria Litke has toured to the USA, Japan, China, France, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Slovenia. She starred in theatres of Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, and Minsk. In 2013, she performed Cassandra and Athena in the première of the full version of Taneyevs Oresteia at the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts (New York, USA; in 2014, this production was nominated for the International Opera Awards). The singer has a wide concert répertoire and performs with the Russian Chamber Orchestra. Her discography includes songs to music by Alexander Izosimov as well as Iolanta under the baton of Mikhail Tatarnikov. The singers répertoire includes the title roles in Puccinis Turandot, Verdis Aida, Shostakovichs Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Leonora in Verdis Il trovatore, and many others.

In 2006, she joined the Mikhailovsky Opera. At the Mikhailovsky Theatre, she performed leading soprano parts in Tchaikovskys Eugene Onegin, Kalmans Silva, Bizets Carmen, Gounods Faust (productions by Stanislav Gaudasinsky), the soprano role in Verdis Requiem, Tatiana in Eugene Onegin (production by Vasily Barkhatov), Mimì in Puccinis La Bohème (productions by Arnaud Bernard and Robert Carsen), Katěrina in The Storm (Janáčeks Káta Kabanová, production by Niels-Peter Rudolph). At the Theatre, she has participated in the concert performances of Carmen (Micaëla) under the baton of Vasily Petrenko, Mozarts Don Giovanni (Donna Elvira) under the baton of Mikhail Tatarnikov, and Rimsky-Korsakovs Snow Maiden under the baton of Dmitri Jurowski. Since 2007, she has taken parts in Japan tours of the Mikhailovsky Opera performing Micaëla in Carmen and the soprano part in Beethovens Symphony No. 9.

Nowadays, at the Mikhailovsky Theatre, she performs leading soprano parts in the operas by Richard Wagner, Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Jacques-François-Fromental-Élie Halévy, Antonín Dvořák, and Pyotr Tchaikovsky.

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  • The Golden Soffit St Petersburg Highest Theatre Award (the title role in Iolanta, 2019), two nominations for the Golden Soffit (the Foreign Princess in Rusalka, 2010; Mimì in La Bohème, 2011)
  • Diploma for Merit given by the Russian Ministry of Culture (2019)
  • 3rd Prize for the International Vocal Competition (Ningbo, 2014)
  • 1st Prize for the National Vocal Competition St Petersburg
  • Prize for the Rachmaninoff International Vocal Competition
  • Diploma for the Lidia Abramova International Student Vocal Competition Bella voce
  • Diploma for the Elena Obraztsova International Competition for Young Singers
  • Prize for the International Competition of Vocal and Piano Duets Three centuries of Classic Romance
  • 1st Prize and Special Prize for the Youngest Participant for the 13th International Iris Adami Corradetti Competition (Italy)
  • Expectations of Russia Award for Youth
  • St Petersburg Government Award for Youth
  • Diploma of the St Petersburg Government for Contribution to Culture

Maria Litke on the Chinese soul and vocal technique

Maria Litke, a soloist at the Mikhailovsky Theatre, has won the International Vocal Competition in Ningbo, a contest supported by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China.




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