Maria Nikitin

Maria Nikitin


Repetitore, accompanist
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Maria was born in Minsk, Belarus. She began to take piano lessons at the age of 6. After having graduated from the Belarusian Art Lyceum ,she continued her studies at the Belarusian Conservatory and completed her musical education after moving to Israel, at the Academy of Musiс, Tel‐Aviv University (piano performance ). From 2001 she taught piano for six years at the School of Arts, Arison Campus, Tel‐Aviv. At the same time she worked with various choirs and solo artists as an accompanist. In 2007 Maria began working at the Opera Studio of Israeli Opera, accompanying soloists in their concert tours, worked on opera projects and productions at the Opera Theatre. Maria performed on radio and television, which included recording of Humperdinck&rsquos opera Hansel and Gretel for the Israeli Arts channel, as a part of an Opera Studio project. In 2009, to further her professional development, she had her internship at the Mirella Freni Belcanto Academy in Modena, Italy. A year later she was invited to work for the Accademia Internazionale di Canto ”Renata Tebaldi—Mario del Monaco” in Pesaro. This period marks the beginning of her career in the birthplace of opera. To this day, Maria’s work in various opera productions has brought her into contact and collaboration with many outstanding artists, including such world‐famous directors as Giancarlo del Monaco, Graham Vick, Mario Martone, Pier’Alli and conductors Alberto Zedda, Michele Mariotti, Daniele Callegari, Dmitri Jurowski; as well as many renowned soloists, including Juan Diego Florez, Olga Peretyatko, Ludmila Monastyrska and Stefan Kocan. She worked as a pianist in various master classes, including those tought by director Marco Gandini and conductors David Stern, Dan Ettinger and Asher Fish. For several years she also collaborated with the International Vocal Arts Institute in Israel, working in the summer program for young singers from around the world, and accompanying classes taught by former Metropolitan Opera stars, such as Mignon Dunn and Ruth Falcon. Maria provided accompaniment for singers at the musical competitions Aviv (Israel), Vinas (Spain) and Villa in Canto (Italy). She won the first prize at the international musical competition Città di Pesaro in the chamber vocal music category. In recent years, Maria has been working as an invited pianist at the Israeli Opera in Tel‐Aviv, at the Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile (Municipal Theatre of Santiago), as well as at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Italy. REPERTOIRE  (operas played on productions) Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck) Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart) Cosi fan tutte (Mozart) Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti) L’Elisir d’amour (Donizetti) La Cenerentola (Rossini) Guillaume Tell (Rossini) Jerusalemme (Verdi) Attila (Verdi) La Traviata (Verdi) Rigoletto (Verdi) Il Trovatore (Verdi) Butterfly (Puccini) Carmen (Bizet) Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss) Hansel und Gretel (Humperdinck) Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (Kurt Weill) as well as extended scenes from many operas including Werther (Massenet) Yevgeny Onegin (Tchaikovsky) La Boheme  (Puccini) Die Zauberflote (Mozart) Don Pasquale (Donizetti) Aida (Verdi) La forza del destino (Verdi) Otello (Verdi) Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) Lohengrin (Wagner) The Thar’s Bride (Rimsky-Korsakov) The Snow Maiden (Rimsky-Korsakov) Aleko (Rachmaninov)   A basic set of arias for all types of voice Songs and opuses Liederkreis, op. 39 (R. Shumann) Frauenliebe und - leben (R. Shumann) Dichterliebe (R. Shumann) Rückert Lieder  (G. Mahler) Berlioz, Ravel, Massenet, Fauré, De Falla, Debussy, Schubert, Brahms, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Gliere.  
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