Mariana Karpatova

mezzo-soprano

Mariana Karpatova, mezzo-soprano

While still a student at the Juilliard Opera Center, Mariana Karpatova appeared on the “Live from Lincoln Center” broadcast of Maurice Sendak’s new production of Hänsel und Gretel in the dual role of the Mother and the Witch, and made an impressive debut with Sarasota Opera as Rosa Mamai in L’arlesiana, where she was praised for “acting and singing with passion and power”. Ms. Karpatova went on to make her Lincoln Center recital debut at Alice Tully Hall as the recipient of the Alice Tully Vocal Arts Debut Award with a notice in the New York Times entitled “A Debut with Signs of the Future”.

Highlights of her opera appearances include Sarasota Opera as Cuniza in Oberto, Michigan Opera as Quickly in Falstaff, Metropolitan Opera as Magd in Elektra, the Spoleto USA Festival, Connecticut Grand Opera and Opera Tampa as Zita in Gianni Schicchi and Zia Principessa in Suor Angelica, the Bulgarian National Opera as Azucena in Il Trovatore, Baltimore Opera and Palm Beach Opera as Olga and Larina in Eugene Onegin, Coro Lirico as Amneris in Aida and Fenena in Nabucco. She has also appeared with New Jersey State Opera, Boheme Opera, New York Chamber Opera, Opera Theater of St. Louis and others.

On the concert stage, Ms. Karpatova has performed Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 and Das Lied von der Erde, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky, Shoenberg’s Gurrelieder, Ravel’s Shėhėrazade, Bach’s Magnificat and St. Matthew Passion, Beethoven’s Mass in C, Durufle’s Requiem, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Verdi’s Requiem and others with such orchestras as the National Symphony of Mexico, the Spoleto USA Festival, Connecticut Grand Orchestra, the Bulgarian National Opera Orchestra, the New Symphony Orchestra, Coro Lirico, Hartford and Indianapolis Symphony.

Currently Ms. Karpatova is on the teaching faculty at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham Campus, as well as holding a Mariana Voice Studio in Madison, NJ.

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