Russian mezzo-soprano Marina Ogii is a graduate of the St.Petersburg Conservatory and lives currently in Italy. Her stage debut took place as Miss Todd in G.Menotti's The old maid and the thief in St.Petersburg in 2010. Soon after she sang Olga in Eugene Onegin at the State Opera Theatre of the St.Petersburg Conservatory as well as Marthe in Faust and Marta in Iolanta with All Together Opera Festival at the Mikhailovsky Castle.
Marina Ogii made her international debut in Italy at the Stresa Festival 2012 as Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia. In 2014 she debuted at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa performing the roles of Cherubino, Mercedes and Anita in West Side Story. She sang Maddalena in Rigoletto, Berta in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Suzuki in Madama Butterfly with Saaremaa Festival in Estonia as well as Tisbe in La Cenerentola with Pafos Aphrodite Festival in Cyprus. She appeared as a guest at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St.Petersburg in the roles of Lel in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden and Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte and returned to the Teatro Carlo Felice in 2016 as Page in Salome, under the baton of Fabio Luisi and as Flora in La Traviata. In Spezia she performed Suzuki in Madama Butterfly and in Cagliari the alto solo in Mozart’s Requiem at the season’s opening 2017 as well as the Queen in Respighi’s opera La bella dormente nel bosco.
In 2017 Marina Ogii sung Zita in Gianni Schicchi in concert at the Auditorium LaVerdi di Milano with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, under the baton of John Axelrod. In the summer 2017 she performed Sacerdotessa in Aida, Zia in Madama Butterfly and Contessa di Ceprano in Rigoletto at the Arena di Verona. In the autumn 2017 she sang Cherubino on tour with Teatro Carlo Felice in Dubai. At the Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo she interpreted the role of Aristea in G.S.Mayr's Il tormentone and in January 2018 made her role debut as Amneris in Aida at Teatro Rossini in Pesaro. Short after she sang the mezzo-soprano solo in Rossini’s Stabat Mater at Teatro Carlo Felice. Among the future engagements is Maddalena in Rigoletto under the baton of Fabio Luisi at the Teatro Maggio Musicale Fiorentino as well as in Cagliari.