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Mariya Kaganskaya

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Russian-American mezzo-soprano; opera roles include Charlotte (Werther) at Florida Grand Opera, Tisbe (La Cenerentola) at Arizona Opera, and Teacher (The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs) at the Santa Fe Opera (2019 GRAMMY winner for Best Opera Recording)

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Mariya has performed with companies including the Santa Fe Opera, Arizona Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, Opera Parallèle, Baltimore Concert Opera, New Opera NYC, and the iSing International Festival in China. She holds MM and PGD degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory, and has won numerous competitions across the United States, including the San Francisco District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

Song list

When you book instant book, you can leave it to the musician to create a listening experience based on the details you provide, but you can also ask for something specific from the musician's popular songs below. Feel free to ask if there something similar you would love to hear not show below.


  • Barber - Must the winter come so soon? (Vanessa)
  • Bernstein - What a movie! (Trouble in Tahiti)
  • Berlioz - Je vais mourir.. Adieu, fière cité (Les Troyens)
  • Bizet - Habanera (Carmen)
  • Bizet - Seguidilla (Carmen)
  • Bizet - Card aria (Carmen)
  • Britten - Give him this orchid (The Rape of Lucretia)
  • Donizetti - All’afflitto è dolce il pianto (Roberto Devereux)
  • Gounod - O ma lyre immortelle (Sapho)
  • Handel - Ombra mai fu (Serse)
  • Handel - Crude furie degli orridi abissi (Serse)
  • Massenet - Air des lettres (Werther)
  • Massenet - Va! laisse couler mes larmes (Werther)
  • Monteverdi - A dio, Roma (L’incoronazione di Poppea)
  • Mozart - Smanie implacabili (Così fan tutte)
  • Mozart - Voi che sapete (Le nozze di Figaro)
  • Offenbach - Violin aria (Les contes d’Hoffmann)
  • Offenbach - Ah! quel dîner (La Périchole)
  • Puccini - Quando m’en vo’ (La Bohème)
  • Purcell - When I am laid in earth (Dido and Aeneas)
  • Saint-Saëns - Mon cœur s’ouvre à ta voix (Samson et Dalila)
  • Strauss, J. - Chacun à son goût (Die Fledermaus)
  • Strauss, R. - Sein wir wieder gut! (Ariadne auf Naxos)
  • Tchaikovsky - Olga’s aria (Eugene Onegin)
  • Tchaikovsky - Polina’s aria (Pikovaya Dama)
  • Tchaikovsky - Joan’s aria (The Maid of Orleans)

Art song

  • Elinor Armer - The Lost Dances of Cranes
  • Berlioz - Villanelle
  • Berlioz - Absence
  • Dargomizhsky - Ya vsyo ischo yevo lyublu
  • Donizetti - Me voglio fà ‘na casa
  • Dvořák - Když mne stará matka
  • Hahn - À Chloris
  • Hahn - L’Enamourée
  • Florence Price - Night
  • Rachmaninoff - Ne poy, krasavitsa
  • Rachmaninoff - Siren’
  • Rimsky-Korsakov - Ne veter veya s visoti
  • Schubert - Die junge nonne
  • Strauss, R. - Cäcilie
  • Tchaikovsky - Net, tolko tot
  • Tchaikovsky - Sred’ shumnovo bala
  • Verdi - Brindisi (“Meschetemi il vino!”)
  • Verdi - Stornello
  • Wagner - Schmerzen


  • Arlen - Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz
  • Berlin - Blue Skies
  • Gershwin - Someone to Watch Over Me
  • Lennon-McCartney - Let It Be, Hey Jude, others by request


Click any of the below to choose a 15, 30, or a 45 minute performance from the artist's availability. Once booked, you'll receive a Zoom link which you can share with your friends.

Prices are pay-what-you-want subject to a minimum fee of £30 / $40 per 15 minutes per performer. Corporate bookings start at £75 / $100.

For peak dates like Christmas and New Year, instant booking availability may not be shown, in which case click to send an enquiry to the performer.


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Susan Castillo Street
Absolutely brilliant.
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Susan Castillo Street
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Alla Gladysheva
Mariya's performance was beautiful! My friends were deeply moved. This is one of the most memorable ways to make the gift, to receive it, and to support the artist.
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Mariya was fabulous! I loved how she gave a bit of context before the songs - really helped bring it to life. She was very warm and friendly and my mum was very moved. Beautiful selection of music & beautiful voice. Thank you very much!
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Good choice of music, really exciting to have our own special concert.
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Kevin Duff

Utterly stunning - Mariya's interaction with my elderly mother was beautiful. The performance was sublime, and her whole act was unforgettable.

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Beautiful show
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Victoria Agnew
I have already sent you my feedback and this is just to add to my family’s appreciation of Mariya’s lovely performance.
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Isaak Vasserman

I was incredibly impressed and excited about Mariya's performance! She sang all my favourite arias and songs. I was singing along. This is the best day of the whole year for me. Thank you!

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Bill Doyle
Mariya gave us an amazing performance on Christmas Eve that truly had something for everyone.
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eva doyle
Mariya has a great voice and was very charming. She did a private concert on Christmas eve for my mother and our family. It was so nice to hear live music again, even over zoom!
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E van de Sande
My parents loved Mariya's performance! Many thanks for sharing your incredible talent.
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Victoria Agnew
Mariya was absolutely lovely!! She has a wonderful Mezzo voice and a lovely performance technique and we couldn’t have enjoyed it more. It has been a great pleasure working with her direct over the special programme I put together for my mother and I couldn’t recommend her more! I would like to add a $50.00 extra as a thank you to her. Best wishes Victoria Agnew
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Alla Gladysheva

My elderly parents were very surprised and happy with their lockdown presents gig for my mother’s birthday. She is very sociable and would normally celebrate by going to a classical concert with her friends, so having the concert come to her was fantastic! She particularly enjoyed hearing songs in her native Russian and from a favorite film!

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Mariya was fantastic! We surprised my parents who didn't have a clue what was coming. Seeing their faces was wonderful - I wish i had taken some photos. Mariya sang a broad range of beautiful songs, linked with lovely chat - it really couldn't have been any better - thank you Mariya!
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David Hankinson
Marina delighted us with her selection of operatic arias and sang them to perfection.
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Mariya has a beautiful voice! This was the perfect gift for opera lovers who are missing performances and want to support the opera community during the pandemic.

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Vadim K

My elderly parents were very surprised and happy with their lockdown presents gig for my mother’s birthday. She is very sociable and would normally celebrate by going to a classical concert with her friends, so having the concert come to her was fantastic! She particularly enjoyed hearing songs in her native Russian and from a favorite film!

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