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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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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