Maria Fontosh

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Maria Fontosh (born 5 June 1976) is a Ukrainian born Russian soprano residing in Sweden. She is a part of the Royal Swedish Opera's ensemble for which she made her debut as Rosina in The Barber of Seville in 2001.


Fontosh was born in Ukraine but grew up in Russia where she studied piano, singing and conducting. After moving to Sweden she conducted studies at the Falun Conservatory of Music, the Royal Swedish Academy of Music (Kungliga Musikaliska Akademien) and the University College of Opera (Operahögskolan). Fontosh graduated from the University College of Opera in Stockholm in December 2001.

In 1999 Fontosh won fourth prize in the Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition in Helsinki.[1] In 2002 she won the third prize in Plácido Domingo's Operalia International Opera Competition in Paris.[2]

On 5 September 2007, Fontosh sang at the Värmland Classic Festival together with José Carreras, among the pieces was Franz Lehár's "The Merry Widow".[3]

Recent stage roles[edit]


  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Mitridate The Danish Radio Sinfonietta Universal 2002
  • Puccini: Discoveries Decca 2004
  • Igor Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps/Mavra Budapest Music Center 2006