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 is obtaining her Master’s degree in 2018. She has won the Migros Kulturprozent award in 2017 and 2018.
Maria Carla Pino Cury gave her stage debut at Theater Basel in the roles of La Princesse/ La Pastorelle/ Le Chauve-souris in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges in 2016. She returned to Theater Basel as Lucia in Britten’s The rape of Lucretia, Papagena in Die Zauberflöte and in Richard Ayres’ The cricket recovers. In a student production she sung Serpina in Pergolesi’s 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 (Brazil), Festival Virtuosi (Brazil).
In the autumn 2018 Maria Carla Pino Cury is joining the opera studio of Deutsche Oper am Rhein. Her roles in Düsseldorf-Duisburg include Tebaldo in Don Carlo, Taumännchen in Hänsel und Gretel, Papagena in der Zauberflöte für Kinder, Page in Rigoletto and Prinzessin in M.F.Lange’s Die Schneekönigin.