Maari Ernits

Maari Ernits


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«Maari Ernits gave shape to Prince Charmant, a spicy 'Hosenrolle' for which she turned out to be well-suited. This role is said to be one for a Falcon soprano, an in-between Fach, leaning more to dramatic soprano. I see Ernits developing into one, based on what I heard. She has a large free voice, which is beautiful in all registers. Her interpretation of the Prince was excellent not only for singing, but also for the male-oriented motorics she had studied.» (2017)
«Ernits not only distinguishes herself with an equally powerful lyrical voice, but also gave her character - balancing between dominance and vulnerability - a great psychological depth.» (2017)
2018Mahler: Symphony No. 4, G majorSoprano (mahler: Symphony No. 4, G Major)
2017Massenet: CendrillonPrince Charmant
2017Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelDie Knusperhexe (the Witch)
2016Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Elvira


The Estonian soprano Maari Ernits, is a recipient of the 2017 Richard Wagner Stipendium, presented by the Wagnergenootschap
Nederland.  In December 2017, Ms. Ernits made
her debut at Concertgebouw de Vereeniging, singing Isolde’s Liebestod from Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, and the solo part of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony.

In 2016, Ms. Ernits debuted at the Dutch National Opera as Madrigalist in
Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, conducted by
Alexander Joel and directed by Andrea Breth. 

A recent alumna of the class of 2017 at
the Dutch National Opera Academy, Ms. Ernits’ stage roles during her two years
in the Academy included Die Knusperhexe in
Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, Le Prince Charmant in Massenet’s Cendrillon, Click A in a contemporary opera The
Mother of Black-Winged Dreams by Hanna Kulenty, and Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don
Giovanni. In concert, Ms. Ernits has presented scenes from Wagner’s Lohengrin as Elsa, Verdi’s Aida as Aida, and Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin as Tatiana.

In 2018 Ms. Ernits debuted at Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ  in Amsterdam with a program of Tchaikovsky
songs. As an avid presenter of song repertoire, Ernits sang Mahler’s Rückert
Lieder with the Amsterdams Symphonie Orkest Con Brio, conducted by
Willem de Bordes, and Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder with the
up-and-coming chamber music group The Brackman Trio. Other concert works
includes songs by Strauss, Mahler, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and
others. In May 2018, Ms. Ernits and the Brackman Trio will present
Shostakovich’s cycle Seven Romances on Poems of A.Blok in concert at the Rotterdam’s concert
hall De Doelen.

During her studies at the academy, Ms.
Ernits was priviledged to work with conductors such as Antony Hermus, Walter
Althammer, and Clark Rundell. Ms. Ernits participated in masterclasses of mezzo-soprano
Anna Bonitatibus, dancer and stage director Zack Winokur, renowned bass Sir
Willard White, and theater director Johan Simons.

During 2011 to 2015, Ms. Ernits pursued
her undergraduate degree at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam under the tutelage
of Professor Sasja Hunnego, and graduated with distinction. During her study
years she was an active participant in masterclasses around the world including
the International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv, the International Vocal
Program Canto in Toulouse, and in
Zagreb,  Académie Internationale d'été de
Nice, France, and the Moravian Masterclass- Intensive Opera and Lieder Coaching
in Czech Repertoire, Czech Republic. She has been honored to learn from master
teachers such as Joan Dornemann, Ira Siff, Michaela Schuster, Pierre Audi,
Lorraine Nubar, Timothy Cheek, Liora Maurer, Lucy Arner, among many others.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mahler: Symphony No. 4, G major Soprano (mahler: Symphony No. 4, G Major) 24 hours 2018
Massenet: Cendrillon Prince Charmant 1 week Dutch National Opera Academy 2017
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel Die Knusperhexe (the Witch) 1 week Dutch National Opera Academy 2017
Mozart: Don Giovanni Donna Elvira 1 week Dutch National Opera Academy 2016
Verdi: Don Carlo Élisabeth de Valois No


Elizabeth connell prize for dramatic sopranos Finalist