Mariya Kaganskaya

MEZZO-SOPRANO

"DA, CHAS NASTAL"
The Maid of Orleans
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Mariya Kaganskaya

(she/her) Russian-American Mezzo-Soprano Mariya Kaganskaya recently created the role of Teacher in the Santa Fe Opera’s world premiere production of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, the recording of which earned the 2019 GRAMMY Award for Best Opera Recording. Other recent highlights include Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) and Paula (Florencia en el Amazonas) at Florida Grand Opera, and Tisbe (La Cenerentola) at Arizona Opera.

Opera Ithaca
Rowan (We Wear the Sea Like a Coat), 2021
Florida Grand Opera
Studio Artist, 2017-19
Opera Santa Barbara
Studio Artist | Mexican Woman (A Streetcar Named Desire), 2015
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Master of Music; Postgraduate Diploma, 2013-2016
The Santa Fe Opera
Apprentice Singer, 2016, 2017
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"DA VSPOMNILA… PODRUGI MILYE"
Pikovaya Dama
"SEIN WIR WIEDER GUT"
Ariadne auf Naxos
"MUST THE WINTER COME SO SOON?"
Vanessa
"SMANIE IMPLACABILI"
Così fan tutte
"LETTERS ARIA"
Werther
"L'AMOUR EST UN OISEAU REBELLE"
Carmen
Mariya Kaganskaya
is represented by
Robin Blauers-Piper
Piper Artists Management

Schedule

We Wear the Sea Li...
McCune

Opera Ithaca, June 2021


Verdi: Requiem
Mezzo soloist

TBA, 2020

Elijah's Violin
Malka

Kol Meira Productions, 2019

Werther
Charlotte (cvr), Käthch...

Florida Grand Opera, 2019

Frida
Mrs. Rockefeller/Natali...

Florida Grand Opera, 2019

Le nozze di Figaro
Cherubino

Florida Grand Opera, 2019

Florencia en el Am...
Paula

Florida Grand Opera, 2018

Salome
Herodias (cvr), Page

Florida Grand Opera, 2018

The (R)evolution o...
Teacher

The Santa Fe Opera, 2017

The Golden Cockere...
Amelfa (cvr)

The Santa Fe Opera, 2017

La Cenerentola
Tisbe

Arizona Opera, 2017

Madama Butterfly
Suzuki

Arizona Opera, 2017

Rusalka
Third Wood Sprite

Arizona Opera, 2016

La fanciulla del W...
Wowkle (cvr)

The Santa Fe Opera, 2016

Boris Godunov
Hostess

New Opera NYC, 2016

Iolanta
Marta

New Opera NYC, 2016

Mansfield Park
Julia Bertram

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 2016

Così fan tutte
Dorabella

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 2016

Médée
La Nourrice

Mills Music Now/Opera Parallèle, 2015

A Streetcar Named ...
Eunice (cvr), Mexican W...

Opera Santa Barbara, 2015

L'incoronazione di...
Ottavia

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 2015

Trouble in Tahiti
Dinah

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 2014

Eugene Onegin
Olga

Russian Opera Workshop, 2014

Postcard from Moro...
Foreign singer/Lady wit...

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 2014

Serse
Serse

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 2014

Thirsty Thursdays ...
Soloist

Baltimore Concert Opera, 2020

Boris Godunov
Hostess

The Santa Fe Opera, 2016

Anya17
Elena (cvr)

Opera Parallèle, 2014

Biography

Russian-American Mezzo-Soprano Mariya Kaganskaya recently created the role of Teacher in the Santa Fe Opera’s world premiere production of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, the recording of which earned the 2019 GRAMMY Award for Best Opera Recording. Other recent highlights include Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Paula (Florencia en el Amazonas), Page (Salome), and Charlotte (cover)/Käthchen (Werther) at Florida Grand Opera, and Tisbe (La Cenerentola) and Suzuki (Madama Butterfly) at Arizona Opera. Other favorite roles include Olga (Eugene Onegin) Hostess (Boris Godunov) Marta (Iolanta), Dorabella (Così fan tutte,) Ottavia (L’incoronazione di Poppea), Dinah (Trouble in Tahiti), and the title role of Serse.

In the 2020-2021 Season, Ms. Kaganskaya premieres the role of Rowan in We Wear the Sea Like a Coat with Opera Ithaca. In the 2019-2020 Season, she made virtual debuts with Baltimore Concert Opera, Bronx Opera, and PROJECT [BLANK]. Upcoming appearances include a debut as the Mezzo soloist in Verdi’s Requiem.

Recent awards include First Place in the Lois Alba Aria Competition, the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, the St. Petersburg Opera Guild Competition, and the Gershwin International Competition, Second Place in the Holt Competition, and Third Place in the Edward M. Murray International Competition of Voice and the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition. She is a Winner of the most recent Bel Canto Vocal Scholarship Foundation Competition and the inaugural Butler Opera International Competition, as well as the Pasadena Opera Guild Competition and the San Francisco District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

For more information, please visit mariyakaganskaya.com.
"Kaganskaya brought a full and vibrant mezzo to the stage [and] delivered her aria with heartfelt believability."
— miamiartzine

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