Maria Blahutova soprano drammatico d’’agilità
Maria Blahutova  entered the music profession in a non-traditional way after having achieved a diploma degree („med. univ. Dr.“) at the Faculty of Medicine of the Comenius University in Bratislava. Initially she decided to study church music and became a regular organist in different churches in Vienna. In parallel with her church music practice, she choosed the singing art as her further way and studied solo voice at Prayner Konservatorium in Vienna. After a longer period of enforced health-based retirement, she resumed her singing career and attended private lessons in Vienna, Berlin and Munich. She also gathered valuable experience through participating in various masterclasses (i. a. Ildikó Raimondi, David Jones). At last a profound involvement with the tradition and methods of the old Italian school of singing became for soloist’s artistic ascent the decisive incentive. Exceptionally inspiring sources are for her authors such as P. F. Tosi, G. Mancini, A. M. Pellegrini Celoni, G. Concone, M. García II, F.  Lamperti, G. B. Lamperti, M. Marchesi, D. Stanley, J. Wilcox, E. Herbert-Caesari, D. Bloem-Hubatka, F. Husler and Y. Rodd-Marling, J. Stark, J. Kesting.   Her solo performances in Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain and Slovakia are testimony to the intense concert activity. Her repertoire spans genres of musical periods from Baroque to Modern focused on lyric and dramatic coloratura fach. Thanks to her unique voice attributes, she effortlessly brings finesse and dramatic outbursts to her interpretation of the Mozart´s roles (Konstanze, The Queen of the Night),  the bel canto mad scenes (Amina, Elvira, Giulietta, Lucia)  and the zwischenfach parts of Verdi heroines (Hélène, Amalia, Giselda, Violetta, Elena). As Lied singer she has been heard on a regular basis in various programs. Besides, there are solemn liturgical occasions and sacral concerts creating an important part of her solo performances.  By chamber concert projects she concentrates with special delight on virtuoso rarities, including rarely performed opera and concert arias. She presents herself in various formations and works with renowned musicians as well as ensembles (a. o. with members of the Tonkünstler Orchestra, the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and the other professional Vienna orchestras, the orchestra Bühne Baden, the orchestra of the Slovak National Theater). At present, the concert series belonging to her exclusive chamber music projects are the following: Trio Klang Zauber, Vita Voce, GalaArien alter Meister, Oper voller Gebet,  Vibrato der Seele, Mozart und Belcanto - Juwelenarien, Chiaroscuro im Tanz der Koloratur, Leiden schafft Oper, Große Meister und Volkslied, Wenn das Lied 2x betet.  Apart from her life passion for artistic performance also a charitable mission in the field of health advice and assistance is near to her heart.