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Russian mezzo-soprano Irina Maltseva has a beautiful, expressive, warm voice that has been successful in both the more lyrical repertoire and already in more dramatic parts.
She studied voice at the Gnessin Academy of Music in Moscow and completed a master’s degree in opera and musical theater at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. She also attended master classes with Grace Bumbry, Daniel Ottevaere, Anna Tomowa-Sintow and Daphne Evangelatos.
She is a laureate and finalist of numerous singing competitions, e.g. the Otto Edelmann Competition 2016 in Vienna and the International Singing Competition of Marmande/France 2017. She was also awarded the Grand Prize at the 10th International “Musica classica” Festival Competition in Moscow and a 1st Prize at the Singing Competition in Lonigo/Italy in 2012.
After her studies Irina Maltseva was a member of the International Opera Studio of the Nuremberg State Opera for two years. Following this, she was a permanent ensemble member in Nuremberg from 2018 to 2020, where she was heard as Hänsel, Dorabella, Suzuki, Hélène Besuchova in Prokofiev’s War and Peace, among others. Guest engagements followed as Polina in Pique Dame at the Latvian National Opera, Olga in Eugene Onegin at the Opéra de Lausanne and Suzuki in Madama Butterfly at the Immling Festival. She made her debut at the Tiroler Landestheater in Innsbruck in 2021 with the title role in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia; in 2022 she sang Krystina in The Passenger there.
Since the 2022/23 season, Irina Maltseva has been a permanent ensemble member at the Tiroler Landestheater, where she sings roles including Margaretha in Genoveva, Mallika in Lakmé, and Feodor in Boris Godunov.