Maari Ernits Soprano



The 15th Seoul International Music Competition

Maari Ernits Soprano

Maari will represent Estonia in The 15th Seoul International Music Competition in South-Korea in March 2019. 

Finalist at Elizabeth Connell Prize For Dramatic Sopranos in Australia


Maari is excited to announce that she will be one of the five finalists at the 2018 Elizabeth Connell Prize For Dramatic Sopranos in Sydney, Australia.
Maari will sing 4 arias from Verdi, Puccini, Wagner and Strauss. 
The final concert is on the 1st of September, 2018.

Manon Lescaut in Montreal, Canada

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This summer Maari performed the final act of Puccini's Manon Lescaut at the International Vocal Arts Institute in Montreal, Canada. 

De Grieux - Alexei Kuznietsov 

Grote Zangers House Concert in Amsterdam


Following their success on the main stage of the Muziekgebouw aan't IJ last January, on the 16th of September Maari and Luba Podgayskaya performed together songs from Schumann and Tchaikovsky as part of the Grote Zangers project. 

Maari will represent Estonia at The 15th Seoul International Music Competition 2019 in South-Korea in March 2019. 

The Estonian soprano Maari Ernits is a recipient of the 2017 Richard Wagner Stipendium, presented by the Wagnergenootschap Nederland. In the summer of 2018 Ms. Ernits was honored to be granted a full scholarship to the prestigious International Vocal Arts Institute in New York City and in Montreal, founded by Joan Dornemann and maestro Paul Nadler

Maari's recent competition success comes from being one of the 5 finalists at the 2018 Elizabeth Connell Prize For Dramatic Sopranos in Sydney, Australia.

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 with the Nijmegen Student Orchestra. 

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 the 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, and most recently as Manon from Puccini's Manon Lescaut.

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 presented 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, David Jones, Ira Siff, Michaela Schuster, Pierre Audi, Lorraine Nubar, Timothy Cheek, Liora Maurer, Lucy Arner, among many others.



Elisabeth's aria from Wagner's Tannhäuser.

Piano - David Harper

Performed at the Final of the Elizabeth Connell Prize for Dramatic Sopranos

1 September 2018 Sydney, Australia