Choral Works - Soloists

Maria Soulis, Mezzo-Soprano

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. In concert works from Bach to Mahler, 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”. Click to Read More!

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). Upcoming projects include a concert of chamber music for voice and string quartet, featuring Jake Heggie's arrangement of Debussy's Chansons de Bilitis, and Constantine Caravassilis' Four Songs from the Age of Rembetiko, which were commissioned by and dedicated to Maria. A member of the Toronto Heliconian Club, Maria performs often on its concert series as a singer and as a pianist and composer, recently performing excerpts from her piano suite, “Memories, Greece”. Maria Soulis can be heard on the Juno-nominated Naxos CD “Vivaldi – Sacred Music” with Kevin Mallon and Aradia Ensemble.