Maria King

Maria King

Dramatic/Heroic Soprano

Wagner bel canto style
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«...[eine] herrliche stimme mit eineR vielfalt von klangfarben»
Berliner oper-gazette (2016)
«eine richtige opernstimme...die höhe ist eine pracht.»
Kämmersängerin christa ludwig (2017)
«Der Sopranistin Maria King gelingt ein einfühlsames und ausdrucksstarkes Portrait der Donna Anna.»
opernfan.de (2018)
2017Wagner: GötterdämmerungDritte Norn (Third Norn)
2017Wagner: Die WalküreGerhilde
2017Strauss R.: ElektraVierte Magd
2017Strauss R.: ElektraFünfte Magd
2017Strauss R.: ElektraDie Aufseherin
2017Bizet: CarmenMicaëla
2017R.Wagner: Der Ring des NibelungenSieglinde
2017Dvořák: RusalkaRusalka
2017Verdi: La Forza del DestinoLeonora
2017Weber: Der FreischützAgathe
2017Wagner: Der fliegende HolländerSenta
2017Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosDer Komponist
2017Verdi: Don CarloÉlisabeth de Valois
2017Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Anna
2016Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelGertrude
2016Mozart: Die ZauberflöteErste Dame (First Lady)
2012Puccini: ToscaFloria Tosca
2012Puccini: ToscaFloria Tosca
2011Verdi: Don CarloElisabetta
2011Wagner: GötterdämmerungGutrune
2010Picker: An American TragedyElizabeth Griffiths
2010Strauss R.: ElektraChrysothemis
2009Puccini: Il tabarroGiorgetta
2009Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosDer Komponist
2008Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Elvira
2008Wagner: LohengrinElsa of Brabant

Bio


Dramatic soprano Maria King holds a BA in Music from Columbia University, where she was awarded the Irving Berlin Charitable Scholarship for Music and the Performing Arts. She also completed study programs at the Manhattan School of Music and at the University of Florence, where she developed her facility in Italian language and pursued an interest in Italian poetry and literature. Among her roles are Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Elisabetta in Don Carlo, Agathe in Der Freischütz, Leonora in Il Trovatore, and Elsa in Lohengrin. She is also an active recitalist in the US and in Europe. Ms. King has worked with esteemed musical professionals including master singers Cheryl Studer, Betsy Bishop, Johanna Meier, Louisa Jonason, Thomas Johannes Mayer and Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet; directors Bruce Donnell, Dylan F. Thomas, and Kristina Franz; maestros Grant Gershon, James Conlon, Will Crutchfield, Giovanni Reggioli, Jordan Cohen, and Carmine Aufiero; coaches Bill Vendice, Jerry Brown, Janet Williams, Craig Ketter, Markus Syperek, and Kirsten Schötteldreier; and composers Christopher Bailey, Patrick Zimmerli and Tobias Picker. Her voice teachers have included Judith Natalucci and Ted Puffer. Ms. King speaks English, French, Italian, and German. She currently lives in Berlin.
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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Wagner: Götterdämmerung Dritte Norn (Third Norn) No 2017
Wagner: Die Walküre Gerhilde No 2017
Strauss R.: Elektra Vierte Magd No 2017
Strauss R.: Elektra Fünfte Magd No 2017
Strauss R.: Elektra Die Aufseherin No 2017

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