Rigoletto in Houston Grand Opera

Maria (Masha) Markina as Maddalena in Rigoletto Houston Grand Opera, 2009   Maria Markina (Magddalena) with Eric Cutler (Duke of Mantua)   Maria Markina (Magddalena) with Andrea Silvestrelli (Sparafucile)   Reviews: Paul Wooley, Opera Today: Silvestrelli’s on-stage sister, Russian mezzo Maria Markina, gave a sexually charged depiction of Maddalena. Markina, a member of HGO’s young artist […]

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Vocal recital

Vocal recital: Maria Markina We would like to invite you to the Vocal recital of  Maria Markina with pianist Grant Loehnig, which will  take place at the Hope Episcopal Church, Friday, May 8,  2009 at 7.30 p.m. The program features songs of Tchaikovsky, Bolcom, Satie, Schostakovich. Thank you to Mother Martha Frances  and all people, […]

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Cavalleria rusticana

Maria as Lola in Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana. Review: Nancy Wozny, Culture Vulture “HGO studio member and mezzo-soprano Maria Markina was all lightness and sass in her Lola, the woman who seems fully unaware of the consequences of her behavior.” Reprinted from: culturevulture.net

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Bradamante in Wolf Trap Opera

Premiere on 14.07.2008 Alcina Handel The Barns at Wolf Trap Cast: Alcina – Rebekah Camm, soprano Oberto – Leena Chopra, soprano Morgana – Ava Pine, soprano Ruggiero – Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo soprano Bradamante – Maria Markina, mezzo soprano Oronte – Steven Sanders, tenor Melisso – Liam Moran, bass Conductor – Eric Melear  

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