Maya Kherani

Maya Kherani

Lyric Coloratura Soprano

Up-and-coming coloratura soprano with a sparkling stage presence (please see full resume on website)
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2014Perla: River of LightMeera
2014Handel: AgrippinaPoppea
2014Bach J.S.: Coffee CantataLieschen
2014Strauss J.: Die FledermausAdele
2014Bernstein: Trouble in TahitiTrio Soprano (Cover)
2014Rossini: La CenerentolaClorinda (Scenes)
2014Donizetti: La fille du régimentMarie (scenes)
2014Delibes: LakméLakmé (scenes)
2013Sondheim: Sweeney ToddJohanna
2013Offenbach: Orphée aux enfersEurydice
2013Golijov: AinadamarNuria
2012Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDespina
2011Menotti: The MediumMonica
2008Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroBarbarina
2000Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroBarbarina


Praised for her sparkling voice and stage presence, Indian-American soprano Maya Kherani has been a featured soloist in the Bay Area since completing her Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2012. Most recently, Maya made her Houston Grand Opera (HGOco) debut in the role of Meera in the world premiere River of Light and this summer, will be a Bonfils-Stanton Young Artist at Central City Opera in the summer.  Favorite roles include Adele (Die Fledermaus), Despina (Cosí fan tutte), Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Eurydice (Orfée aux enfers), Marie (La fille du régiment), Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance), Poppea (Agrippina), Monica (The Medium), and Nuria in Opera Parallèle’s innovative production of Golijov’s Ainadamar. An active proponent of both early and contemporary music, Maya has premiered several works, including Neil Rolnick’s Anosmia, released by Innova Records, and Dante de Silva’s “graphic opera” Gesualdo, Prince of Madness. As a passionate Baroque performer, she has been featured with the American Bach Soloists, the San Francisco Bach Choir, the Amherst Early Music Festival, and the American Handel Society Festival. Recently, Maya won the Kalvelage award at West Bay Opera’s Holt Competition, was a Regional Finalist in the Classical Singer Competition, received the Barlow Award at the San Francisco Bay Area NATS competition, where she also won first place in both the Professional Art Song and Aria categories, and won the Encouragement Award from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (district level).  Prior to her music career, Maya graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. 
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Perla: River of Light Meera Immediately Houston Grand Opera (Houston) 2014
Handel: Agrippina Poppea Pocket Opera of San Francisco 2014
Bach J.S.: Coffee Cantata Lieschen Immediately Livermore Valley Opera 2014
Strauss J.: Die Fledermaus Adele Immediately Lamplighters Music Theatre 2014
Bernstein: Trouble in Tahiti Trio Soprano (Cover) Central City Opera (Denver) 2014