Les contes d’Hoffmann: Maryna Zubko performs all four female roles and masters the enormous vocal and acting challenge with an agile soprano and effortlessly controlled top notes.

Maryna Zubko

DRAMATIC COLORATURA SOPRANO

The young German-Ukrainian coloratura soprano Maryna Zubko graduated her master’s degree in opera at the National Academy of Music of Ukraine Pyotr Tchaikovsky with honours as well as her concert exam at the University of Music and Performing Arts Frankfurt am Main. As a stipendiary of the International Vocal Studio Berlin under the patronage of Eva Wagner-Pasquier, she was mentored by Césare Colona. Since 2018, she has been perfecting her vocal art with Elena Pankratova. Master classes with Ivan Konsulov, Helmut Deutsch, Claudia Eder and Mariella Devia completed her education.

In recent years, Maryna Zubko has won numerous prizes and awards, including the Song Prize at the 9th International Lions Singing Competition of the Immling Festival and the 1st Prize and Audience Award at the 32nd International Meistersinger Competition in Neustadt an der Weinstraße. She has also received scholarships from the Richard Wagner Society (Ulm), the Frankfurt Bach Concerts, the Peter Fuld Foundation and the Da Ponte Foundation, among others.

Since the 2018/19 season, the singer has been engaged in the ensemble at the Theatre Ulm. She has also appeared as a soloist in a number of opera productions and projects at the Staatstheater Darmstadt, the Theatre Heidelberg, the Theatre Coburg, the Theatre Pforzheim, the Theatre Regensburg and the Immling Festival. In concert, Maryna Zubko has performed with the German State Philharmonic Orchestra of Rhineland-Palatinate and the Johann Strauss Orchestra Frankfurt, among others.

Maryna Zubko

In the 2021/2022 season, the versatile soprano was awarded the Ulm Theatre Prize for her roles of ZERBINETTA, GILDA and ROSINA and was honored by the SÜDWEST PRESSE as »The Singer of the Season«. In the 2022/2023 season she was hailed by press and audience for the roles of OLYMPIA, ANTONIA and GIULIETTA in »Les contes d’Hoffmann«. In the 2023/24 season, she had the greatest success with the title role in Donizetti’s »ANNA BOLENA«. Her interests include works from the baroque to the modern, also in the song and oratorio repertoire.

The soprano works with conductors such as Felix Bender, Panagiotis Papadopoulos, Timo Handschuh, Michael Weiger, Nikolai Petersen, Levente Török, Walter Althammer, Cornelia von Kerssenbrock, Evan Alexis Christ, Otto Honeck and Volker Christ as well as with producers such as Hinrich Horstkotte, Anthony Pilavachi, Dietrich Hilsdorf, Ansgar Haag, Kay Metzger, Benjamin Künzel and Ludwig Baumann.