Bio: Irina Maltseva studied singing at the Gnessin Music Academy in Moscow and then completed a master's degree in opera and music theater at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg.
Since the 2018/19 season, Irina Maltseva has been a member of the ensemble at the Staatstheater Nürnberg, where she made successful role debuts as Hansel (Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel), Dorabella (Mozart: Cosí fan tutte), Suzuki (Puccini: Madama Butterfly), Hélène Visitova (Prokofiev: War and Peace) and 1st Alt in Rihms Jakob Lenz celebrated.
As a member of the International Opera Studio at the State Theater in Nuremberg, she was able to expand her repertoire from Monteverdi to Wagner by numerous roles. She sang Melanto and Fortuna (Monteverdi: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria), the Second Lady (Mozart: Magic Flute), Mercédès in Bizet's Carmen, Flora in Verdi's La Traviata, Emilia (Verdi: Otello) or Rossweise in Walküre by Richard Wagner.
As Second Lady Irina Maltseva was a guest at the Regensburg Theater, as Annina in La Traviata at the Rheinsberg Castle Chamber Opera (Der Tagesspiegel wrote: "Irina Maltseva as Annina, who knows how to present herself boldly on stage, inspires with her fine voice.") and as a soloist in gala concerts with the Brandenburg State Orchestra.
In Britten's The Rape of Lucretia, Irina Maltseva took over the title role (Mozarteum Salzburg) and was highly praised by the press for her "majestic, tragic timbred" voice and intense performance. (Salzburger Nachrichten)
As part of a project of the International Organ Week Nuremberg and the State Theater Nuremberg, she sang the alto part in a scenic adaptation of the St. Matthew Passion by JS Bach.
Irina Maltseva has worked with conductors such as Marcus Bosch, Wolfgang Katschner, Joana Mallwitz, Guido Johannes Rumstadt and Lutz de Veer as well as with directors such as Calixto Bieito, Mariame Clément, Jens-Daniel Herzog, Tilman Knabe, Peter Konwitschny, David Mouchtar-Samorai, Georg Schmiedleitner or Laura Scozzi.
Irina Maltseva is the winner of numerous competitions. She won the Grand Prize at the 10th "Musica Classica" Festival Competition in Moscow, 1st Prize at the Singing Competition in Lonigo (Italy) and 3rd Prize at the Rachmaninov Competition in Rostov-on-Don Otto Edelmann singing competition in Vienna and at the Nuits Lyriques de Marmande competition in France.
She attended master classes with Grace Bumbry, Daniel Ottevaere, Anna Tomowa-Sintow and Daphne Evangelatos.