Maria Soulis

Toronto‐born mezzo‐soprano Maria Soulis began her career as a principal artist with the Regensburg Opera in Germany, performing the roles of Carmen, Rosina, Nicklausse, Dido, and Adalgisa in theatres throughout Germany, France and the United Kingdom. Her voice has been praised internationally by reviewers who have described it as “warm and powerful”, as well as “gorgeous, dusky‐toned” with a “ruby red timbre”.

In Canada, Maria has appeared as a soloist in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (Elmer Iseler Singers, Kingston Symphony) and Dvořák’s Requiem (Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony).

Maria’s 2019/20 season included La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi and the Monitor in Suor Angelica in Pacific Opera Victoria’s Il Trittico. Maria debuted as Marcellina in Against the Grain Theatres updated Figaro’s Wedding, appeared as Flosshilde in Pacific Opera Victoria’s Das Rheingold and sang Clara in the world premiere of Oksana G. with Tapestry Opera.

Maria is honoured to have song cycles written for her by Canadian composers William Beauvais (Rounding the Human Corners), Colin Eatock (Three Songs from “The Prophet”), James Moffett (Songs for a Summer’s Night), and Constantine Caravassilis (Four Songs from the Age of Rembetiko).

Maria Soulis can be heard on the Juno-nominated Naxos CD “ Vivaldi – Sacred Music” with Kevin Mallon and Aradia Ensemble.