Russian mezzo-soprano Maria Boiko was a member of the opera studio at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein from 2016 until 2019. She made her role debuts as Polina/ The Queen of Spades, Stéphano/ Roméo et Juliette, Orlovsky/ Die Fledermaus, Lola/ Cavalleria rusticana, Annina/ La Traviata, Anna Kennedy/ Maria Stuarda, Alisa/ Lucia di Lammermoor, Kate Pinkerton/ Madama Butterfly, Sandmännchen/ Hänsel und Gretel, Giovanna and Contessa di Ceprano/ Rigoletto, Un pâtre/ L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, La sorella infermiera/ Suor Angelica and Adelige Weise/ Der Rosenkavalier. She continued to perform in 2019/2020 as a guest in Düsseldorf/ Duisburg as Orlovsky and Stéphano. She was an ensemble member at Theater Dortmund in the 2020/ 2021 season, but her planned performances as Carmen, Mercedes and Orlovsky were cancelled due to Covid-19.
Maria Boiko began her studies at the Rostropovich State College of Music in her hometown Voronezh. In 2014 she enrolled at the Russian University of Theatre Arts (GITIS) in Moscow. In student productions she performed Varvara/ R.Shchedrin’s Not love alone and Zhenya Komelkova/ Kirill Molchanov’s The dawns here are quiet. In 2017 she appeared with Opera de Camara de Valencia as Cherubino/ Le nozze di Figaro.