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November 3th 2020
Large Stage of Madlenianum

Madlenianum Opera and Theater Orchestra

Conductor: Dejan Savić

Maria Guleghina is considered one of the worlds leading dramatic Sopranos, the only one to have performed title roles in 16 new productions at Teatro alla Scala including Manon Lescaut, Tosca, I Due Foscari, Un Ballo in Maschera, Macbeth, etc. Since 1991, Ms Guleghina has performed over 165 times at the Metropolitan Opera in New York the title roles in Aida, Turandot, Tosca, Norma, Adriana Lecouvreur, Macbeth, Nabucco, Andrea Chenier, Pique Dame, Cavalleria Rusticana, Sly etc. The critically acclaimed “Queen of Opera” frequently performs in all important opera houses of the world such as Vienna State Opera, Mariinsky Theatre, Bavarian State Opera, Deutsche Opera Berlin, Teatro Liceu, Covent Garden, Opera Bastille, Teatro Colon, Bolshoi Theatre, etc.
The “Russian Soprano with Verdi in her Veins” is the recipient of numerous prizes and awards including Premio Puccini 2009 - for Best Puccini Performance, Giovanni Zanatello Prize for her debut at the Arena di Verona, Maria Zamboni gold medal, 1999 gold medal at the Osaka Festival, 2001 Bellini Prize, the Arte e Operosita nel mondo prize from Milan, etc. For her social engagement, she has been awarded the Orden of Holy Olga, the Highest Orden of the Russian Orthodox Church by Patriarch Alexis of Russia. Ms Guleghina is the honorary board member to the International Paralympic Committee as well as a Global Goodwill Ambassador to Unicef. Some recent successes include a new production of I Vespri Siciliani, Ballo in Maschera and La Forza del destino at the Mariinsky Theatre, Turandot at Teatro Verdi in Salerno, Shanghai and tour in Japan with Teatro Petruzzeli di Bari, as well as a triumphant solo recital at Carnegie Hall in New York, and a tour of Solo Concerts in Russia and Belarus. Another highlight was her role debut as Minnie in La Fanciulla del West, at the Opening of the 65th Festival Puccini.
After having conquered the title of the best dramatic soprano in Italian repertoire, Guleghina finally made her Debut in the Wagner Repertoire, as Kundry in Parsifal which she performed under the baton of Valery Gergiev at the Mariinsky and Constantin Trinks at the Sofia National Opera - for which she has received raving reviews. Upcoming engagements include various solo recitals as well as performances of Turandot and Tosca at the Mariinsky Theatre. Season 20/21 also includes a role debut as Kostelnicka in Jenufa at the Mariinsky and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

Press Quotes

"A Soprano Who Stands Time's Test” - New York Times

"Tosca to die for”  - Herald Tribune

 "Maria Guleghina, the reigning Tosca of the last decade” - The New York Times

''Guleghina's powerful assumption of the tormented Druid priestess was a lesson in dramatic conviction and vocal and musical mastery,'' - El Mundo

''She has music and drama in her veins, which she transmits with great conviction.’’  - El País

 "Extraordinary Guleghina" - La Repubblica

"Maria - Voice of a Queen, truly has the music running through her veins” - La Nazione

“Her soprano is the real thing . . . Soprano’s rapturous voice captures essence of Verdi . . . Her singing was spectacular…” - The Herald

"Ms. Guleghina knocked you into submission through the sheer power and hard-edged gleam of her singing.” - The New York Times 

“Guleghina’s glamourous stage presence is allied to bright and powerful tone that never turns hard, making her one of the outstanding dramatic sopranos of her generation.“ - The Grove Book of Opera Singers  


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