I love my career because it has just what I want from life and I feel lucky to be able to reach so many people who share a taste for music
She was raised in a bicultural family by a georgian father, Archil Katzarava, and a mexican mother, Velia Hernández. Both of her parents are professional violinists who taught the soprano into that instrument at the age of three. Years later, Maria was taught piano, and this is how she became keen on both instruments.
At the age of fifteen the lyric soprano fell for opera and started private singing lessons, and at the age of seventeen began her formal vocal studies at the Superior School of Music in Mexico City.
The soprano also atended the Lycée Franco- Mexicain which made her fluent in french. She is a spanish native speaker who is also fluent in russian according to her father’s heritage. Katzarava is also keen on italian and english thanks to her further studies.
In the year 2008 she became a member of the Los Angeles Opera’s Domingo-Thornton Young Artists Program. As the recipient of the Ramón Vargas-Pro Opera scholarship for distinguished young singers, she studied with Maestro Gabriel Mijares as well as with Mr. Vargas, and has appeared with the famed tenor in Mexico City’s Nezahualcóyotl Hall with the Mineria Symphony Orchestra, and again at the Palacio de Bellas Artes with the Opera Symphony Orchestra.
Katzarava has also sung with world known tenor Plácido Domingo in the year 2009, who also conducted her at the 'Operalia World Competition' in 2008, and again in the year 2014 next to Andrea Bocelli, with whom she shared two concerts in Italy and Estonia this past summer.
Maria Katzarava made her debut in 2006 in Mexico City at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, in the role of Stéphano in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, featuring Rolando Villazón and Anna Netrebko.
Masterclass, Cholula University, Puebla 18 & 19
Concert in Palcco Guadalajara
Masterclass, Xalapa 10 y 11 March
Opera Tosca in Xalapa, Enrique Patrón de Rueda, 13 & 14
Masterclass, Veracruz, 13 & 17
Opera Fidelio from Beethoven, Monterrey
Ópera ‘Fidelio’ de Beethoven - Monterrey
Opera Fidelio from Beethoven, Palacio de Bellas Artes 10, 13, 15, & 17
Opera "Il Trovatore" from Verdi in Jerez de la Frontera