Skip to content
BSO, Pops, Tanglewood, and Symphony Hall Logos

Maria Barakova

Maria Barakova headshot


Maria was born in 1998 in Kemerovo (Russia). In 2017 she completed her studies at the Novosibirsk Musical College with Svetlana Balashova and she got a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance.

The same year she became a member of the Young Artist Program of the Bolshoi Theatre and started working with such coaches as Dmitry Vdovin, Alessandro Amoretti, Ewamaria Wiezer, David Blackburn, Ernesto Palacio, Makvala Kasrashvili, Michelle Wegwart, Lubov Orfenova, Irina Bogacheva and others. Also she took part in chamber concerts at the Beethoven Hall of the Bolshoi Theatre performing Russian, Italian and German art songs.

Maria made her debut on the Historical Stage of the Bolshoi Theatre in the supporting part of Petrovna in THE TSAR’S BRIDE by Rimsky-Korsakov. In summer 2018 she took part in the Rossini opera festival in Pesaro where she sang Melibea in Teatro Rossini. In November 2019 she returned to Pesaro to perform the soprano secondo part in STABAT MATER by Rossini.

Maria is the 1 st prize winner of the international vocal competitions Christmas Assembly in 2015 in St Petersburg, took 1st prize in the Natalia Spiller International Vocal Competition in Moscow, 2018, 1st in the XXVI Glinka International Vocal Competition in Kazan, 2019 and 1st prize and golden medal in the XVI International Tchaikovsky competition.

Her repertoire includes Isabella in L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI and Melibea in IL VIAGGIO A REIMS by Rossini, as well Lel in THE SNOW MAIDEN by Rimsky-Korsakov and Olga in EUGENE ONEGIN by Tchaikovsky.

See More