Young and promising star in the operatic sky of sopranos.
Born in Tallinn (Estonia). Currently lives in the United Kingdom.
She began her professional music education at the Georg Ots Music School and continued her studies at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre with Prof Jaakko Ryhanen, and graduated from Master’s programme in 2010. In 2009-2010, she studied at the National Academy of St Cecilia, Rome with Prof Rebecca Berg.
Maria has won several awards, including first prize at Baltic International Competition of Folk and Academic Song for for Young Singers 2009, third prize at the Sixth Claudia Taev International Competition of Opera Singers 2009, second prize at the Seventh International Isabella Yurieva Competition of Russian Romance 2006. In 2007, she appeared as a soloist in Handel’s oratorio “Saul” staged in Sweden.
Her repertoire includes the roles of Cleopatra (Händel Julius Caesar), Zerlina (Mozart Don Giovanni), Liu (Puccini Turandot), Lauretta (Puccini Gianni Schicchi), Musetta (Puccini La Bohéme), Violetta (Verdi La Traviata), Marfa (Rimsky-Korsakov Tsar’s Bride), Xenia (Mussorgsky Boris Godunov), Tatiana (Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin).
She has sung in Sweden, Finland, Russia, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Germany and Great Britain. In 2011, Maria makes her debut as an invited soloist at Finnish National Opera in Helsinki.
Download: Photo of Maria Veretenina, jpg, 300 dpi, 3.1 MB
See also videos from YouTube:
Händel. Da tempeste from Julius Caesar; Imbi Tarum (harpsichord); 5 min 51 sec
Donizetti. Lucia di Lammermoor; 4 min 10 sec