Mariya
Kaganskaya

Mezzo-Soprano
Mariya Kaganskaya

(She/Her) Mariya Kaganskaya most recent roles include Larina (Eugene Onegin) with Opera Omaha, Polina/Milovzor (Pique Dame) with West Bay Opera, Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) and Paula (Florencia en el Amazonas) at Florida Grand Opera, Tisbe (La Cenerentola) and Suzuki (Madama Butterfly) at Arizona Opera, and Teacher in the Santa Fe Opera’s world premiere production of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, the recording of which earned Best Opera Recording GRAMMY. This fall she joins San Francisco Opera for Dialogues des Carmélites

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Dialogues des Carmélites
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San Francisco Opera
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Piper Artists Management, New York, New York
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Mariya Kaganskaya

Hailed for her "rich mezzo" (OPERA Magazine, 2022), Mezzo-Soprano Mariya Kaganskaya most recently performed roles including Larina (Eugene Onegin) with Opera Omaha, Polina/Milovzor (Pique Dame) with West Bay Opera, Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Page (Salome) and Paula (Florencia en el Amazonas) at Florida Grand Opera, Tisbe (La Cenerentola), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), and Third Wood Sprite (Rusalka) at Arizona Opera, and Teacher in the Santa Fe Opera’s world premiere production of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, the recording of which earned the GRAMMY Award for Best Opera Recording in 2019. This season she joins the San Francisco Opera for their production of Dialogues of the Carmelites. Ms. Kaganskaya's other recent appearances include Beppe (L'amico Fritz) with Teatro Grattacielo and Rowan in the world premiere of We Wear the Sea Like a Coat with Opera Ithaca. Additional roles include Olga (Eugene Onegin), Hostess (Boris Godunov), Marta (Iolanta), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Ottavia (L’incoronazione di Poppea), the title role of Serse, La Nourrice (Milhaud's Médée), Mexican Woman (A Streetcar Named Desire), Dinah (Trouble in Tahiti), and Julia Bertram (Mansfield Park)​. Recent oratorio credits include performances as the Mezzo soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, and Handel’s Messiah. Ms. Kaganskaya’s training includes residencies with the Santa Fe Opera, Arizona Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, and the iSing International Festival in China. She is an alumna of the OperaWorks Advanced Artist Program and the Russian Opera Workshop at the Academy of Vocal Arts, and earned her MM and PGD at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, under the tutelage of Catherine Cook. Recent awards include First Place in the Lois Alba Aria Competition, the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, the St. Petersburg Opera Guild Competition, the Gershwin International Competition, and both the Eastern and Southeastern Region of the NATS Artist Awards, Second Place in the Holt Competition, and Third Place in the Edward M. Murray International Competition of Voice and the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition. She is a Winner of the most recent Bel Canto Vocal Scholarship Foundation Competition and the inaugural Butler Opera International Competition, as well as the Pasadena Opera Guild Competition and the San Francisco District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Ms. Kaganskaya is represented by Piper Artists Management. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and their rescue dog, Eddie. For more information, please visit mariyakaganskaya.com.

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