Chilean Brazilian coloratura soprano Maria Carla Pino Cury was born into a family of musicians in Paraíba, Brazil. She began her studies at the Federal University of Paraíba. After a masterclass in Santiago, Chile, she was invited to study at the Musik-Akademie Basel in Switzerland. She graduated with Bachelor’s degree in 2016 and obtained her Master’s degree in 2018. She won the Migros Kulturprozent competition in 2017 and 2018.
Maria Carla Pino Cury gave her stage debut at Theater Basel in the roles of La La Pastorelle/ Le Chauve-souris in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges in 2016. She returned to Theater Basel as Lucia/ The rape of Lucretia, Papagena/ Die Zauberflöte and in Richard Ayres’ The cricket recovers. In a student production she sung Serpina/ La serva padrona. In concert her repertoire has included Villa Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras n.5, Händel’s Messiah, Bach’s Cantatas, Mozart’s c minor Mass a.o., with ensembles such as Kammerorchester Basel, Sinfonia de Concepcion (Chile), Chorakademie Lübeck, Sinfônica da Paraíba, Festival Virtuosi (Brazil).
In the autumn 2018 Maria Carla Pino Cury joined the opera studio at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. Her roles in Düsseldorf-Duisburg include Oberto/ Alcina, Tebaldo/ Don Carlo, Taumännchen/ Hänsel und Gretel, Die Königin der Nacht und Papagena/ Die Zauberflöte für Kinder, Paggio/Rigoletto as well as Prinzessin in M.F.Lange’s Die Schneekönigin, a role which she also sang at Oper Bonn.