Excellent stylistics and a brightly shining vocal sound are the qualities with which Maria Ladurner has rushed from success to success in the baroque and classical repertoire. In addition to guest appearances at numerous European houses, she also made her Styriarte debut in 2020 at the Festival opening with the leading role in J. J. Fux's "Gifts of the Night".
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Maria attended a pre-college voice course at the Mozarteum University Salzburg taught by Barbara Bonney before she began studying at Vienna’s University of Music and Performing Arts, where she graduated from KS Edith Lienbacher’s class receiving a Bachelor’s Degree. Maria continued her studies in Baroque singing at the Mozarteum with Ulrike Hofbauer and Andreas Scholl.
The versatile young soprano gave her debut performance at the age of 19 as Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro at the Teatro Sociale in Trento and at Tiroler Festspiele Erl. Her roles as Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Vespetta (Pimpinone), Venere (Polifemo), Hodel (Fiddler on the Roof), Gabrielle (La vie parisienne), and Pastore (Tosca) took her to Staatstheater Nürnberg, Oper Bonn, Theater Aachen, Theater an der Rott, Tiroler Festspiele Erl, Seefestspiele Mörbisch, Operettensommer Kufstein and Neue Oper Wien.
Maria is particularly active in the field of Early Music. She has given concerts with renowned ensembles such as Lautten compagney Berlin, Ars Antiqua Austria, Ensemble 1700, Finnish Baroque Orchestra, and Salzburger Hofmusik. In 2019 she sang in Giovanni Bononcini's Polifemo in the role of Venere under the baton of Dorothee Oberlinger at the Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci and at the Markgräfliches Opernhaus Bayreuth, during which production she also gained her first experiences in historical acting under the direction of Margit Legler. The recording of this production recently won the Opus Klassik 2021 award. In her agenda are also concerts at Philharmonie Köln, the Markgräfliches Opernhaus Bayreuth, at the Resonanzen (Konzerthaus Vienna) or the Internationale Orgelwoche Nürnberg.
At the J. I. F. Biber Competition 2019 she was awarded the J. I. F. Biber-Prize and the special prize of Fiori musicali and Note1 GmbH. With the Ensemble Mozaïque she was awarded First Prize and the Audience Prize at the Händel Competition Göttingen in 2021 and the First Prize and Audience Prize of the Competition Musikakademie Rheinsberg. Following this, Ensemble Mozaïque was awarded the title of Rheinsberger Hofkapelle 2020/21.
Marias first solo-CD, “Arias for the Emperor”, was released in May 2021 under the label PanClassics.
In the 2021/2022 season, Maria Ladurner will be performing as Idaspe in Vivaldi's Il Bajazet at the Staatstheater Nürnberg under the baton of Wolfgang Katschner. Maria has also upcoming concerts in collaboration with notable artists such as with Michi Gaigg, Dorothee Oberlinger, Gunar Letzbor and Jordi Savall at Konzerthaus Wien, Brucknerhaus Linz and has participated in renowned festivals including the Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci, Styriarte and Donaufestwochen im Strudengau.