Young Russian mezzo-soprano Maria Boiko studied first 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 the productions of the University she sang the roles of Varvara in R.Shchedrin’s Not love alone and Zhenya Komelkova in Kirill Molchanov’s The dawns here are quiet. She was awarded the 2nd prize at the First Student Opera Forum.
Since autumn 2016 Maria Boiko is a member of the opera studio at Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf/Duisburg and has since performed the roles of Anna Kennedy in Maria Stuarda, Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor, Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Sandmännchen in Hänsel und Gretel, Giovanna/Contessa di Ceprano in Rigoletto, Un pâtre in Ravels L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, La sorella infermiera in Suor Angelica and Adelige Weise in Der Rosenkavalier. In 2017 she sang Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro with Opera de Camara de Valencia.