Maari Ernits

Maari Ernits

Mezzo-soprano
Bio: The Estonian soprano Maari Ernits, is a recipient of the 2017 Richard Wagner Stipendium, presented by the Wagnergenootschap Nederland.  In December 2017, Ms. Ernits made her debut at Concertgebouw de Vereeniging, singing Isolde’s Liebestod from Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, and the solo part of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony. In 2016, Ms. Ernits debuted at the Dutch National Opera as Madrigalist in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, conducted by Alexander Joel and directed by Andrea Breth. A recent alumna of the class of 2017 at the Dutch National Opera Academy, Ms. Ernits’ stage roles during her two years in the Academy included Die Knusperhexe in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, Le Prince Charmant in Massenet’s Cendrillon, Click A in a contemporary opera The Mother of Black-Winged Dreams by Hanna Kulenty, and Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni. In concert, Ms. Ernits has presented scenes from Wagner’s Lohengrin as Elsa, Verdi’s Aida as Aida, and Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin as Tatiana. In 2018 Ms. Ernits debuted at Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ  in Amsterdam with a program of Tchaikovsky songs. As an avid presenter of song repertoire, Ernits sang Mahler’s Rückert Lieder with the Amsterdams Symphonie Orkest Con Brio, conducted by Willem de Bordes, and Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder with the up-and-coming chamber music group The Brackman Trio. Other concert works includes songs by Strauss, Mahler, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and others. In May 2018, Ms. Ernits and the Brackman Trio will present Shostakovich’s cycle Seven Romances on Poems of A.Blok in concert at the Rotterdam’s concert hall De Doelen. During her studies at the academy, Ms. Ernits was priviledged to work with conductors such as Antony Hermus, Walter Althammer, and Clark Rundell. Ms. Ernits participated in masterclasses of mezzo-soprano Anna Bonitatibus, dancer and stage director Zack Winokur, renowned bass Sir Willard White, and theater director Johan Simons. During 2011 to 2015, Ms. Ernits pursued her undergraduate degree at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam under the tutelage of Professor Sasja Hunnego, and graduated with distinction. During her study years she was an active participant in masterclasses around the world including the International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv, the International Vocal Program Canto in Toulouse, and in Zagreb,  Académie Internationale d'été de Nice, France, and the Moravian Masterclass- Intensive Opera and Lieder Coaching in Czech Repertoire, Czech Republic. She has been honored to learn from master teachers such as Joan Dornemann, Ira Siff, Michaela Schuster, Pierre Audi, Lorraine Nubar, Timothy Cheek, Liora Maurer, Lucy Arner, among many others.
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Bio: The Estonian soprano Maari Ernits, is a recipient of the 2017 Richard Wagner Stipendium, presented by the Wagnergenootschap Nederland.  In December 2017, Ms. Ernits made her debut at Concertgebouw de Vereeniging, singing Isolde’s Liebestod from Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, and the solo part of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony. In 2016, Ms. Ernits debuted at the Dutch National Opera as Madrigalist in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, conducted by Alexander Joel and directed by Andrea Breth. A recent alumna of the class of 2017 at the Dutch National Opera Academy, Ms. Ernits’ stage roles during her two years in the Academy included Die Knusperhexe in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, Le Prince Charmant in Massenet’s Cendrillon, Click A in a contemporary opera The Mother of Black-Winged Dreams by Hanna Kulenty, and Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni. In concert, Ms. Ernits has presented scenes from Wagner’s Lohengrin as Elsa, Verdi’s Aida as Aida, and Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin as Tatiana. In 2018 Ms. Ernits debuted at Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ  in Amsterdam with a program of Tchaikovsky songs. As an avid presenter of song repertoire, Ernits sang Mahler’s Rückert Lieder with the Amsterdams Symphonie Orkest Con Brio, conducted by Willem de Bordes, and Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder with the up-and-coming chamber music group The Brackman Trio. Other concert works includes songs by Strauss, Mahler, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and others. In May 2018, Ms. Ernits and the Brackman Trio will present Shostakovich’s cycle Seven Romances on Poems of A.Blok in concert at the Rotterdam’s concert hall De Doelen. During her studies at the academy, Ms. Ernits was priviledged to work with conductors such as Antony Hermus, Walter Althammer, and Clark Rundell. Ms. Ernits participated in masterclasses of mezzo-soprano Anna Bonitatibus, dancer and stage director Zack Winokur, renowned bass Sir Willard White, and theater director Johan Simons. During 2011 to 2015, Ms. Ernits pursued her undergraduate degree at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam under the tutelage of Professor Sasja Hunnego, and graduated with distinction. During her study years she was an active participant in masterclasses around the world including the International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv, the International Vocal Program Canto in Toulouse, and in Zagreb,  Académie Internationale d'été de Nice, France, and the Moravian Masterclass- Intensive Opera and Lieder Coaching in Czech Repertoire, Czech Republic. She has been honored to learn from master teachers such as Joan Dornemann, Ira Siff, Michaela Schuster, Pierre Audi, Lorraine Nubar, Timothy Cheek, Liora Maurer, Lucy Arner, among many others.
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Repertoire

Composer & WorkRoleProductions
Humperdinck
Hänsel und GretelDie Knusperhexe1
Kulenty
The Mother of Black-Winged DreamsClick1
Massenet
CendrillonLe Prince Charmant1

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Maari Ernits
Maari Ernits
Mezzo-soprano
Full name: Maari Ernits

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