Maria Ladurner

Maria Ladurner
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Maria Ladurner

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".

About the artist

Maria Ladurner im roten Kleid singt in der Pfarrkirhce Stainz


Maria Ladurner’s passion is Early Music. The Austrian soprano has given concerts with renowned ensembles such as lautten compagney, Ensemble 1700, The Finnish Baroque Orchestra, Concerto Stella Matutina or the Orfeo Barockorchester. Cooperations with musicians such as Michi Gaigg, Gunar Letzbor, Dorothee Oberlinger, Wolfgang Katschner and Jordi Savall have enriched her career significantly.

The versatile young singer gave her debut performance at the age of 19 as Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro at the Teatro Sociale Trento and at the festival Tiroler Festspiele Erl. The roles of Idaspe (Bajazet), Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Vespetta (Pimpinone), Venere (Polifemo), Hodel (Fiddler on the Roof), Gabrielle (la vie parisienne) and Pastore (Tosca) have taken her to Staatstheater Nürnberg, Oper Bonn, Markgräfliches Opernhaus Bayreuth, Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci and Seefestspiele Mörbisch. Maria Ladurner also performed at Konzerthaus Wien, Brucknerhaus Linz and at festivals like Innsbruck Early Music Festival, Styriarte, Resonanzen, Thüringer Bachwochen, Misteria Paschalia and the Händelfestspiele Göttingen.

Maria Ladurner’s discography lists numerous recordings such as her debut CD "Arias for the emperor" (pan classic) or the first ever recording of Bononcini’s Polifemo (harmonia mundi) under the baton of Dorothee Oberlinger, which won an Opus Klassik 2021 award. In January 2022 her CD "Storie di Napoli" (audite) together with la festa musicale was released.

Several prizes underline her achievements. This includes the first prize at H.I.F. Biber Competition. Together with her Ensemble Mozaïque Maria Ladurner succeeded at the Händel Competition Göttingen or the Competition Musikakademie Rheinsberger.

Maria Ladurner studied at Vienna’s University of Music and Performing Arts, where she graduated receiving a Bachelor’s Degree. She then obtained a Master’s Degree in Baroque Singing at the University Mozarteum Salzburg, where she studied with Ulrike Hofbauer and Andreas Scholl.

Critics, amongst them at the Mitteldeutsche Rundfunk MDR, praised Maria Ladurner’s voice as enchanting, bright and gentle, while at the same time strong, and yet warm in colour. Maria Ladurner’s voice beautifully mirrors her delight and joy when performing Early Music.

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