Der Rosenkavalier (Octavian) R.Strauss
"Mon coeur s'ouvre a tà voix", C. Saint-Saens. Maria Ratkova Mezzosoprano.
"The Maid of Orleans" P.I.Tchaikovsky - Maria Ratkova Mezzosoprano
"Ausfahrt" Edvard Grieg - Maria Ratkova Mezzosoprano
Il Trovatore "Condotta ell'era in ceppi" Giuseppe Verdi - Maria Ratkova Mezzosoprano
Italiana in Algeri. Maria Ratkova Mezzosoprano. Pedro Manuel Montilla Director.
Mitridate Re di Ponto. "Venga pur minacci e frema" Aria di Farnace. - María Ratkova mezzosoprano.
Sogno di Francesco Paolo Tosti. Maria Ratkova Mezzosoprano.Stefano Sovrani Direttore.
Maria Ràtkova, contralto is an opera artist of an international approach with a rich experience in the music theater and concert activity. Her repertoire does contain as well the symphonic and oratorio music, the baroque music, including as well the opera repertoire and a sacred pieces, in these Maria Ratkova does make her debut , first in 2004 with the “ Stabat Mater” by G.B.Pergolesi at the Festival “Euro Mediterraneo” in Rome and then following it by the opera debut with the role of Octavian in 2007 in “Der Rosenkavlier” by R.Strauss in Politeama Greco of Lecce , following the numerous debuts and musical parts in the different theaters of Italy, Russia, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Holland, United Kingdom, Spain, Greece, Albany, Singapoore, Emirates, Turkey, South Corea, Japan, South America.
Actually, since the 2009, Maria Ràtkova, is habitual guest artist in the United States of South America.
Above. Exept the numerous projects with the Fondazione del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma for which Maria Ràtkova is regularly invited for a music collaboration in the quality of Contralto, here are not going to be missed to be listed also the theaters such as Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Regio di Torino, Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, teatro Regio di Parma, Conservatorio Santa Cecilia, I Virtuosi dell’Opera di Roma, Roma Sinfonietta.
Above that, in the quality of professor of Vocal Art and Scenic Skills, Maria Ràtkova does collaborate with the Institute de France aux Villa Medici de Rome, State Centre of Culture and Science of Russian Federation in Rome, The music Academy “Ars Nova” in Rome, The Holy See Foundation (Vatican) “Tota Pulchra”.
Maria Ràtkova has performed the repertoire of opera, orathorio, baroque and sacred music under the batons and direction of the artists well known internationally such as:
Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Jurij Temirkanov, Fabio Luisi, Gianandrea Noseda, John Helmer Fiore, Kristian Jarvi, Stefan Soltesz, Vladislav Tchernushenko, Jeffrey Mayer, Mirco Roverelli, Jader Bignamini, Mathias Husmann, Victor Bockman, Roberto Gianola, Aleksander Sladkovsky, Stefano Sovrani, Mauro Trombetta Luciano Acocella, Alessandro D’Agostini, Pedro Manuel Montilla, Anton Nekovar, Mario Martone, Chiara Muti .
*****Maria Ràtkova has been formed initially like a pianist and chorus conductor obtaining the diploma in fortepiano and music composing through the:
1).- State Musical College of Saint-Petersburg (Russian Federation) in 1991.,
Then after following the studies through
2)-The Nanyang Academy of Arts of Republic of Singapore being specialized in piano and music composition in 1995.
The professional introducing to the opera singing and music theater does arrive in following years through the
3)-State Academy of Culture of Saint-Petersburg where Maria Ràtkova does attend the course of studies in Vocal Art, Scenic and recitation skills, conducting, piano and literature in the period from 1997 to 2000.
4)-In 2000 Maria Ràtkova won a scholarship for a National Academy of Music by N.A.Rimskij-Kosakov of Saint-Petersburg (Russian Federation), where she has been attended the five years course of studying in the high Vocal Art performance and a Dramatic Art and stage skills in the class of the célèbre russian mezzosoprano Irene Bogaciova, being graduated in 2005 with the University degree.
5)-In Italy Maria Ràtkova has followed the two years course through the State conservatoire of Music Santa Cecilia of Rome in the Vocal deduction Art and History of Music.
The Russian, English, itaian, French and Spanish languages make the part of everyday conversations of Maria Ràtkova.
More details about a private biography:
Maria Ràtkova, a daughter of musicologist and a famous historical writer was born in the family of Military Officers of ancient noblesse of Saint Petersburg of Russian Military Marine in a lot of generations, in Saint-Petersburg.
The volunteers experiences:
Maria Ràtkova has given constantly a part for the humanitarian founds through the “Italian Red Cross”, Sovrano Militare Ordine di Malta,”Valentina Venanzi association”, “Marianna Foundation”, “Diplomatic Mission” of Tirana in Albania, The Holy see foundation in Vatican “Tota Pulchra” offering the beneficiens concerts.
The honorary degrees and professional acknowledgements:
For the Artistic Merits Maria Ràtkova has been given a numerous prize winnings, among these are
International competition prize “Enrico Caruso”, “Ottavio Ziino”, “Anemos International Music competition”, and many else.
- Maria Ràtkova has been awarded the title of “Grand Officier of Royal Ordine of Danilo I of Montenegro by S.A.R. The Prince Nicola II Petrovich Njegos of Montenegro.
- She was the member of the Royal House State Delegation in the occasion of a historical visit of Prince Nicola Petrovich-Njegosof Montenegro in Vatican at Papa Francesco, and the Secretary Of the State of Holy See Cardinale Pietro Parolin.
- For this State Audiense Maria Ràtkova has been collaborating with the Embassy of Montenegro through The Holy See and SMOM.
-She has been awarded by the Italian Red Cross with the Silver Medal of Merit for her activity in the benefactor recitals and participation as a Cultural Ambassador in the Official Protocols of Holy See.
-In 2017 Maria Ràtkova has was honoured by Lifetime Achievement Award by U.S.A.
received from The President Barack Obama.
-Maria Ràtkova was nominated the “Honorary Professor” from the “UAC” University Global School of Management, American University of Cariba.
-In 2016 Maria Ràtkova was elected as a “Honorary Member” of the Vatican Foundation “Tota Pulchra”.
-Among these she was awarded the order of Pakhribas from the state authorities of Pakhribas in Nepal.
-Maria Ràtkova was nominated the “Honorary Academician of Social Sciences” by International Academy of Social Sciences (IASS) Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
-In Tirana(Albania) Maria Ràtkova has been awarded the Golden Medal of the Order of the Missionary Peace of Saint Mather Teresa, form the Diplomatic Mission of Peace and Prosperity, 24 november 2017, No.2299/37 prot., in the quality of member of Diplomatic Mission of Peace, for her precious contribute in the ambient of music and the inspiration for the social friendship and communitarian peace, as the talented and successful artist and skillful professor, philanthropist, missionary of the peace and the activist for the human rights.
More news about repertoire.
Dr. Maria Ràtkova has made a numerous master classes in the quality of Professor of the Technique of the Vocal Art and Stage Skills in Italy and abroad, in Russia, South America, Albania, Kosovo, and Florida (Miami).
Maria Ràtkova takes constantly a part in beneficence events.
The repertoire of Maria does embrace the operas of oratory and opera as well, such as:
GIAN BATTISTA PERGOLESI. - STABAT MATER. SALVE REGINA.
ANTONIO VIVALDI. – JUDITTA TRIUMPHANS. STABAT MATER.
THE OTHER ARIAS FROM OPERAS AND ORATORIOS.
GEORG FRIEDRICH HAENDEL.- RINALDO. SERSES. MESSIAH.
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART. - REQUIEM. KRONUNGSMESSE. VESPRE SOLENNES DE CONFESSORE.
- MITRIDATE RE DI PONTO.
JOSEPH HAYDN. - MISSA IN ANGUSTIIS.
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH. - CANTATA BWV 169. MISSA H MOLL. MAGNIFICAT. ORATORIO DI NATALE.
GIOACCHINO ROSSINI. - LA PETITE MESSE SOLENNELLE. STABAT MATER.
ITALIANA IN ALGERI. BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA. CENERENTOLA.
LUDVIG VAN BEETHOVEN. - MISSA SOLEMNIS.
FROM THE NINTH SIMPHONY - “AN DIE FREUDE”.
CARL ORFF. - CARMINA BURANA.
PAUL HINDEMITH. - CARDILLAC.
DOMENICO BARTOLLUCCI. - NUMEROUS PIECES OF SACRED MUSIC.
GALYNA USTVOLSKAIA. - THE PRAY.
GEORGIJ SVIRIDOV. - RUSSIA FLEWN AWAY.
SERGEJ RACHMANINOV.- ROMANCES. VESPRES.
RICHARD WAGNER. - WASENDONK LIEDERS. RIENZI.
EDVARD GRIEG. GUSTAV MAHLER. FRANZ SCHUBERT. HUGO WOLF. ROBERT SCHUMANN. ENRIQUE GRANADOS. FRANCISC POULANC. - THE ROMANCES.
VINCENZ BELLINI. - NORMA.
GAETANO DONIZETTI. -LA FAVORITA. ROBERTO DEVEREUX.
GIUSEPPE VERDI. - IL TROVATORE. AIDA. RIGOLETTO. UN BALLO IN MASCHERA. NABUCCO. TRAVIATA.
RICHARD STRAUSS. - DER ROSENKAVALIER. SALOME.
JOHANN STRAUSS. – DIE FLEDERMAUSS.
FRANCESCO CILEA. - ADRIANA LECOUVRER.
PIETRO MASCAGNI. – CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA.
GIORGE BIZET. – CARMEN.
CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS. - SAMSONE ET DALILA.
PJOTR ILJITCH TCIAJKOVSKIJ. - THE QUEEN OF SPADES. EUGENIJ ONEGIN. ROMANCES.
GIANCARLO MENOTTI. - THE SAINT OF BLEECKERS STREET.
HANS WERNER HENZE. – THE BASSARIDS.
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER. –THE CATS.
In the period from 2004 to 2018 Maria Ràtkova has been performing in the quality of an Opera Artist and the Oratory and Concert Soloist for the numerous opera theaters, concert organizations, cultural associations, beneficence foundations, festivals , among of these we can match the followings:
Fondazione Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. 2013-2018.
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino di Firenze. 2015-2017.
Teatro San Carlo di Napoli. 2007.
Teatro Regio di Parma. 2008.
Teatro Regio di Torino. 2007-2009.
I Virtuosi dell’Opera di Roma. 2005-2018.
Roma Sinfonietta. 2009.
NACO Nova Amadeus Orchestra. 2014- 2017.
Opera Theater of Opera and Ballet by N.A.Rimskij Korsakov of Saint-Petersburg. 2002-2003.
The Chamber Philharmonics of Saint Petersburg. 2004.
Theater “La Monnaie” of Bruxels. 2012.
“Park Theater” of Eindhoven. 2008.
“Grand Opera Liceu” of Barcellona. 2010-2012.
“Opera de Rouen Haute Normandie. 2012.
“Vorpommern Theater”. 2007.
Sejong Art Center of Seoul (South Corea). 2016.
Opera House of Daego. 2009.
Bunka Kaikan Theater of Tokyo. 2014.
NHK Hall of Tokyo. 2014.
Theater “Casa della Cultura Equatoriana. 2018.
Foundation Theater Bolivar of Quito. 2014.
Theater “Centro de Arte Leòn Febre-Cordero of Guayaquil. 2018.
Centro de Convenciones of Cartagena. 2018.
Theater “Colsubsidio” of Bogota. 2018.
Theater “ Teatro de Bellas Artes” of Bogota. 2009.
Center of Leonardo Da Vinci of Bogota. 2009-2012.
Theater “Los Fondadores “ of Manizales. 2009- 2017.
Theater “Pablo Tobon Uribe” of Medellin. 2009-2017.
Theater “El Circulo” of Rosario. 2014-2018.
Theater “Gran Riva D’Avia” 2018.
Theater Municipal of Salta. 2014.
Municipal Theater of Pereira. 2012.
Centre of Conventions of Armenia. 2017.
Teatro Municipale “Alberto Saavedra Pèrez of La Paz. 2018.
Theater “Salone Margherita” of Rome. 2011-2018.
“Goldoni Theater” of Tourin. 2008-2009.
“Appollo Theter” of Syros island. 2012.
Festival “Euro Mediterranio” of Rome. 2004-2017.
Festival of Lecco of Como. 2012.
Festival of the Aegean of Greece. 2012.
Festival of Ercolano of Naples. 2008.
State Center of Culture and Sciense by Russian Federation of Rome.
Institute of France “Villa Medici” of Rome.
Music Academy “Ars Nova” of Rome.
State Conservatoire “Santa Cecilia” of Rome.
Tour with Los Zares del Ballet Ruso in America Latina.
Mon coeur s’ouvre a tà voix.C Saint-Saens.
L’amour est un oiseau rebelle. From Carmen by G.Bizet.
Condotta ell’era in ceppi. G.Verdi.
G.C.Menotti. Aria di Desideria.
All’afflitto è dolce il pianto.G.Donizetti.
L’amour est un oiseau rebelle. G.Bizet.
O mio Fernando. G. Donizetti.
Mir ist die ehren wieder fahren. By R.Strauss.
P.I.Tciajkovskij. Aria of Ioanna.From The Maid of Orleans.
Stride la Vampa. G.Verdi.
Cruda sorte. by G.Rossini. from Italiana in Algeri.
From Stabat Mater by G.B.Pergolesi. Easter Festival. Rome 2016.
Maria Ratkova mezzosoprano. Giovanna d'Arco. P.I.Tchaikovsky.
From Il Trovatore by G.Verdi. The song of Azucena.
Der Rosenkavalier. By R.Strauss.
Traume. Auditorium of Santa Cecilia, Rome.