Russian-American Mezzo-Soprano Mariya Kaganskaya will make her Florida Grand Opera debut this season. This summer, she will sing the role of Teacher in world premiere of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs at Santa Fe Opera, as a second-year Apprentice Singer. As a 2016-17 Marion Roose Pullin Studio Artist at Arizona Opera, she appeared as Tisbe (La Cenerentola), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), and Third Wood Sprite (Rusalka).
Kaganskaya has participated in the Mosher Studio Artist Program at Opera Santa Barbara, Young Artist Program at China’s iSing Festival, OperaWorks Advanced Artist Program, and the Russian Opera Workshop at the Academy of Vocal Arts. Performance credits include: Hostess (Boris Godunov, New Opera NYC), Marta (Iolanta, New Opera NYC), La Nourrice (Médée, Mills College/Opera Parallèle), Mexican Woman (A Streetcar Named Desire, Opera Santa Barbara), and Olga (Eugene Onegin, Russian Opera Workshop).
Kaganskaya earned her MM (’15) and PGD (’16) at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music studying with Catherine Cook, where she sang the roles of Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Ottavia (L’incoronazione di Poppea), Dinah (Trouble in Tahiti), Julia Bertram (Mansfield Park), and the title role of Serse.
This season, she will perform the roles of Page (Salome) and Paula (Florencia en el Amazonas).