Russian mezzo-soprano Marina Ogii is a graduate of the St.Petersburg Conservatoire and lives currently in Italy. Her stage debut took place in St.Petersburg in 2010 as Miss Todd in G.Menotti's The old maid and the thief. In 2011 she sang Olga in Eugene Onegin and soon after Marthe in Faust and Marta in Iolanta at the Mikhailovsky Palace Festival. She made her international debut in Italy at the Stresa Festival in 2012 as Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia under the artistic director of the festival Gianandrea Noseda. She debuted at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa in 2014 performing the roles of Cherubino, Mercedes, Kate Pinkerton and Anita in West Side Story. In 2015 she participated in Dario Argento’s production of Lucia di Lammermoor in the role of Alisa and sang Maddalena in Rigoletto, Berta in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Suzuki in Madama Butterfly at the Saaremaa Festival in Estonia as well as Tisbe in Cenerentola at the Pafos Aphrodite Festival in Cyprus. During the season 2015/2016 she appeared a guest at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St.Petersburg in the roles of Lel in The Snow Maiden by N.A.Rimsky-Korsakov and Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte. She 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 Cagliari she will be singing in Respighi’s opera La bella dormente nel bosco in 2017.