Maria Guleghina is considered one of the worlds leading Sopranos, the only one to have performed title roles in 15 new productions at Teatro La Scala including Manon Lescaut, Tosca, I Due Foscari, Un Ballo in Maschera, Macbeth, Turandot etc. Since 1991, Ms Guleghina has performed over 150 times at the Metropolitan Opera in New York the title roles in Aida, Tosca, Norma, Adriana Lecouvreur, Macbeth, Nabucco, Andrea Chenier, Sly, Pique Dame, Turandot etc. The critically acclaimed “Queen of Opera” frequently performs in all important opera houses and concert halls and festivals of the world such as Vienna State Opera, Mariinsky Theatre, Bavarian State Opera, Deutsche Opera Berlin, Teatro Liceu, Covent Garden, Opera Bastille, Teatro Colon, Arena di Verona, Festival Perelada, etc.
She is particularly noted for her interpretation of the title role in Tosca. Her repertoire also includes the title role in Aida, Manon Lescaut, Norma, Fedora, Turandot, Adriana Lecouvreur, as well as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Abigaille in Nabucco, Violetta in La Traviata, Leonora in Il Trovatore, Oberto and La Forza del Destino, Elvira in Ernani, Elisabetta in Don Carlo, Amelia in Simon Boccanegra, and Un Ballo in Maschera, Lucrezia in I due Foscari, Desdemona in Otello, Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana, Maddalena in Andrea Chenier, Lisa in Pique Dame, Odabella in Attila,Gulnara in Il Corsaro, etc.
Her recent engagements have included successful productions of Turandot and Tosca at New York MET, Nabucco (Abigaille) at Teatro alla Scala, t Wiener Staatsoper and Mariinskij Theatre in St. Petersburg, Macbeth (Lady Macbeth) and Tosca t Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, Aida during a Japan tour, and Andrea Chénier in Bilbao.
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.
Aida, Turandot, Tosca, Manon Lescaut, Fedora, La Gioconda, Fanciulla del West, Abigaille (Nabucco), Amelia (Un Ballo in Maschera), Leonora (La Forza del Destino), Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Elena (I Vespri Siciliani), Santuzza (Cavalleria Rusticana), Odabella (Attila), Eboli (Don Carlos), Maddalena (Andrea Chenier), Lisa (Pique Dame), etc
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