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Maria Gavrilova (Soprano)



Born in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Graduated from Chelyabinsk Musical College (class of her father, German Gavrilov). Then graduated form Moscow State Conservatoire (class of professor Irina Maslennikova). In 1990, being a student, joined the opera cast of the Bolshoi Theatre. Made her debut at the Bolshoi as Oxana (Rimsky-Korsakov’s Christmas Eve).




At the Bolshoi:

Tatiana (Eugene Onegin)

Title role (Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta)

Marguerite (Gounod’s Faust)

Agnes Sorel (Tchaikovsky’s The Maid of Orleans)

Nedda (Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci)

Zemfira (Rakhmaninov’s Aleko)

Leonora (Il Trovatore)

Rosina (Le Nozze di Figaro)

Mimi (La Boheme)

Liza (The Queen of Spades)

Title role (Rakhmaninov’s Francesca da Rimini)

Marfa (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride)

Natalia (Tchaikovsky’s The Oprichnik)

Princess Olga (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Maid of Pskov)

Maria (Tchaikovsky’s Mazeppa)

Gorislava (Glinka’s Ruslan and Lyudmila)

Voyslava (Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mlada)

Title role (Tosca)


Also in repertoire:

Adrianna (Adrianna Lecouvreur)

Title role (Aida)

Amelia (Simon Boccanegra)

Amelia (Un ballo in maschera)

Cio-Cio San (Madama Butterfly)

Desdemona (Otello)

Maddalena (Andrea Chenier)

Title role (Manon Lescaut)

Oxana (Cherevichki)

Polina (The Gambler)




Tours in USA, Europe and Japan.

She has performed the role of Tatiana at the Opera Royal de Wallonie in Liege, Opera de Lille, Opera d’Avignon, Florida Grand Opera and at the Baltimore Opera, sang Iolanta at the Graz Festival. 


In 2002 she sang Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly at the Florida Grand Opera and the New York City Opera; Liza in The Queen of Spades at the Opera Royal de Wallonie in Liege. 

In 2003 she sang Maddalena in Andrea Chenier at the Virginia Opera, Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly at the Michigan Opera Theatre, and Liza in The Queen of Spades at the Hungarian State Opera House. 

In 2005-06 she sang Amelia in Un ballo in maschera for the Florida Grand Opera, appeared as Cio-Cio-San at the Hamburg State Opera, and as Liza at the Finnish National Opera. In 2006 she sang Zemfira in a concert performance of Rachmaninov’s Aleko at the Salle Pleyel in Paris with the Radio France Orchestra. 


Miss Gavrilova made her Metropolitan Opera company debut as Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly in 2007-2008 and later in the season was heard as Manon Lescaut. Miss Gavrilova opened the 2008-2009 season with her return as Cio-Cio San at the Metropolitan opposite Marcello Giordani. She opened the 2009-2010 season as Tosca at the Metropolitan, returned later in the season in The Nose. In the 2011/12 season she was heard as Susanna in Khovanshchina at the Metropolitan. 

In 2010 she joined the Charlemagne Orchestra in Brussels for Leonid Desyatnikov’s The Russian Seasons in Brussels. 

In the 2012/13 season she sang the title role in Suor Angelica at the Seattle Opera and took part in a Verdi Bicentenary Gala in Mexico.



Glinka’s Ruslan and Lyudmila — Gorislava, conductor A. Vedernikov, PentaTone сlassic, 2004.

Rakhmaninov’s Aleko — Zemfira, conductor V. Fedoseyev, Relief, 2007.



Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin — Tatiana, conductor M. Ermler.

Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mlada — Voyslava, conductor A. Lazarev.

Tchaikovsky’s The Maid of Orleans — Agnes Sorel, conductor A. Lazarev.

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