Young Russian mezzo-soprano Maria Boiko has been since autumn 2016 a member of the opera studio at Deutsche Oper am Rhein, where her repertoire includes 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. In 2017 she appeared with Opera de Camara de Valencia as Cherubino/ Le nozze di Figaro. This season her upcoming role debuts in Düsseldorf/Duisburg will be Polina/ The Queen of Spades, Stéphano/ Roméo et Juliette, Lola/ Cavalleria rusticana and Annina/ La Traviata.
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 student productions she performed Varvara/ R.Shchedrin’s Not love alone and Zhenya Komelkova/ Kirill Molchanov’s The dawns here are quiet. She was awarded 2nd prize at the First Student Opera Forum.