“Maria Soulis as Carmen was sensuous and mocking, totally in control, her voice full of warmth and drama, with a thrilling freedom of phrasing and excellent diction. Poor Don Jose never stood a chance.”
Birmingham Post, England
A familiar artist on many European stages, Ms. Soulis has sung the roles Madame de la Haltière in Massenet's Cendrillon, Olga (Eugene Onegin) with the Orquestra Gulbenkian in Lisbon, as well as Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte) in Montpellier. She enjoyed the opportunity to celebrate her Greek heritage when she appeared as soloist in Theodorakis's ballet Zorba in Metz, Toulon and Nice.
“Maria Soulis, a rich velvet-toned mezzo soprano...has an indisputable star quality voice…her beautifully molded singing in the Bach cantata aria "Ach, bleiben doch". The voice spoke feelingly and a Handel aria from "Xerxes" was full of warmth.”
Carmel Pine Cone, U.S.A.
April 2 | 1:00pm
Classical Nominees' Showcase
Scarboro United Church, 134 Scarboro Ave SW
Presented by the Canadian Music Centre, this concert includes the Canadian Chamber Choir, Dinuk Wijeratne, Elinor Frey, Jeff Reilly and Luminous Voices, John Burge, Maria Soulis and Megumi Masaki. Entry is by donation or free for the first 25 JunoFest wristband holders. CBC Music's Katherine Duncan will emcee this intimate concert featuring Canada's foremost classical music talent.
October 23 | 3:00 pm
Elgar Sea Pictures
Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St
“The Canadian mezzo soprano Maria Soulis plays Rosina as a determined, larger-than-life sexy bit of fluff. She is a natural comedian and shows a feel for theatre.”
The Irish Times