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Born Moscow.

Russian mezzo-soprano.

Maria Ostroukhova studied piano and harpsichord for fifteen years in addition to studying voice. From 2012 to 2015 she trained in London at the Royal College of Music under Nicholas Sears, Andrew Robinson, Simon Lepper, and Christopher Glynn. She won the Michael Oliver Prize at the 2015 London Handel Competition.

While at the RCM her operatic roles included Mrs Herring Albert Herring and Third Lady The Magic Flute. At the Ryedale  Festival (also the Lammermuir Festival and in London) she sang Ottavia & Fortuna The Coronation of Poppea (2015) and Bradamante Alcina (2016). Further appearances in London include Opera Settecento (Emirena Adriano in Siria); NSH Arts (Anima in Simone Spagnolo's Even you, lights, cannot hear me); and the London Handel Festival (Carilda Arianna in Creta and Rosmilda Elpidia).

At Moscow's Tchaikovsky Hall she sang Albino in Hasse's I Pellegrini al sepolchro di Nostro Signore.

(Source - Programme Notes 2016)

Roles in Scotland

Ottavia Octavia, Empress, Nero's wife
Incoronazione di Poppea 2014
Fortuna Goddess of Fortune
Incoronazione di Poppea 2014
Bradamante a lady, betrothed to Ruggiero and disguised
Alcina 2016

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