"All I've Ever Known"
Artist website: www.mariazifchakmazivoicestudio.com
Career highlights have included appearances with the Metropolitan Opera as Dorabella in COSÌ FAN TUTTE, Magdalene in DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG, Meg Page in FALSTAFF, Hermia in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Suzuki in a new production of MADAMA BUTTERFLY, Mercedes in CARMEN, Wellgunde in DAS RHEINGOLD and GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, Kasturbai in SATYAGRAHA, Third Serving Woman in ELEKTRA, the Kitchen Boy in RUSALKA, the Cook in LE ROSSIGNOL, both Second Lady
"And the rich-voiced mezzo-soprano Maria Zifchak is touching as Jane Kennedy (Anna), Mary’s devoted lady-in-waiting."
--Anthony Thomassini, New York Times
and Third Lady in DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, La Bersi in ANDREA CHÉNIER, Enrichetta in I PURITANI, the Nursing Sister in SUOR ANGELICA, Albine in THAÏS, Inez in IL TROVATORE, both Flora and Annina in LA TRAVIATA, and Zulma in L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI; Vitige in Handel's FLAVIO with New York City Opera; Adalgisa in NORMA with the Teatro Colon de Bogotá; Dorabella in COSÌ FAN TUTTE with Seattle Opera and Arizona Opera; Magdalene in DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG with Cincinnati Opera; Geneviève in PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE, Herodias in SALOME, and both the Mother and the Witch in HANSEL AND GRETEL with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis; Isabella in L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI with Opera Festival of New Jersey; Suzuki in MADAMA BUTTERFLY with Dallas Opera, New Orleans Opera, and the Opera Company of Philadelphia; Third Lady in DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE with Houston Grand Opera; the Composer in ARIADNE AUF NAXOS with Opera North; Smeton in ANNA BOLENA with Pittsburgh Opera; Nerea in Handel's DEIDAMIA with the Caramoor Festival; the title role in LA CENERENTOLA with Utah Festival Opera; Bianca in THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA with Toledo Opera; Effie Belle Tate in COLD SASSY TREE with Atlanta Opera; Madame de la Haltière in CENDRILLON, Bianca in THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA, and Mrs. McLean in SUSANNAH with Central City Opera; and Balkis in Gluck's LES PÈLERINS DE LA MECQUE with L'Opéra Français de New York. Concert highlights have included Urbain in LES HUGUENOTS and Emilia in Rossini's OTELLO with Opera Orchestra of New York at Carnegie Hall; a Flower Maiden in PARSIFAL (Act II) with the Salzburg Festival, conducted by James Levine; Magdalene in DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG (Act III) and Wellgunde in GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG (Act III) with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, both conducted by James Levine for the Tanglewood Music Festival; Ritta in Hérold's ZAMPA with L'Opéra Français de New York at Alice Tully Hall; MESSIAH, ELIJAH, and the MOZART REQUIEM with the Oratorio Society of New York at Carnegie Hall; and Beethoven's NINTH SYMPHONY with the National Chorale at Avery Fisher Hall.