Mariana Karpatova


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. Shortly after, 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.

Ms. Karpatova has appeared with major US opera companies such as the Metropolitan Opera, New Jersey State Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Sarasota Opera, Baltimore Opera, Opera Theater of Saint Louis, Sofia National Opera, Palm Beach Opera and others. In concert and recital, she has performed at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Spoleto Festival USA, Mexico National Symphony and others.

In August 2018, Ms. Karpatova returned to her native Bulgaria where she co-founded the Chamber Music Festival Off the Beaten Path in the picturesque village Kovachevitsa near her native town Gotse Delchev. In addition to actively performing and organizing the festival’s activities, Mariana also created a number of outreach events and vocal training opportunities for young people of the region. Her work in Bulgaria includes also active campaigns for the preservation of the historic cultural center in Kovachevtisa and other charitable causes. The festival’s fourth edition will take place in August, 2022.

Ms. Karpatova is also on the Board of Opera at Florham in NJ, as well as narrator for their opera concerts. During the 2021-22 Season, Mariana Karpatova was featured in the Holiday Concert at the Opera at Florham, the Bulgarian Concert Evenings in New York Opening Night Gala at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and the Consulate General of the Republic of Bulgaria Concert Series. Future engagements include her debuts as Florence Pike in Princeton Festival’s “Albert Herring” production, as well as appearance with Columbus Symphony Orchestra in the Fall.

Ms. Karpatova has maintained her private Mariana Voice Studio, teaching voice since 2002 in Madison, NJ and is currently on the vocal faculty at Fairleigh Dickinson University at Florham Campus.

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