“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


BIOGRAPHY

Maria Soulis, Mezzo-Soprano
Toronto-born mezzo-soprano Maria Soulis enjoys an exciting career in both Canada and Europe. She began her European career as a principal artist with the Regensburg Opera in Germany, later performing the roles of Adalgisa (Norma), Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Nicklausse (Les Contes d'Hoffmann), Orfeo (Orfeo), and Dido (Dido and Aeneas), La Périchole (La Périchole), Mrs. Grose (The Turn of the Screw), Néris (Médée), and Dryade (Ariadne auf Naxos) in theatres throughout Germany, France, and the United Kingdom.

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.

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“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.


CURRENT SCHEDULE

Sunday, February 8th, 2015 at 3:00 pm
Sisters in Song - A benefit concert for 'Rethink Breast Cancer'
Virginia Hatfield, Soprano
Maria Soulis, Mezzo-soprano
Kate Carver, Collaborative pianist
Rosedale United Church, 59 Roxborough Drive, Toronto


Three cancer survivors give back through music. Come and hear a concert rarity, an entire programme of beautiful duets, by Britten, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky and more. Virginia Hatfield and Maria Soulis, accomplished artists of both the operatic and concert stage, join forces with the gifted recitalist Kate Carver for this musical offering towards a most worthy cause.

Rethink's mission is "to continuously pioneer cutting-edge breast cancer education, support and research that speaks fearlessly to the unique needs of young (or youngish) women." Events such as Booby Ball, Trek to Machu Picchu in Peru, luncheons and film festivals, are just some of the innovative events offered by this organization.

Upcoming Schedule


“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