The soprano Mara Maria Möritz exudes a moving persuasiveness […].” (Amberger Zeitung).
She has been studying at the Conservatory of Music Nuremberg with Prof. Susanne Kelling since 2016 and works on the genre „Lied“ with Prof. Marcelo Amaral. Further the scholarship holder of the “Accademia di Europa takes part in master classes with Sibylla Rubens (Oberstdorfer Musiksommer), Robert Gambill, Sarah Maria Sun, Dame Felicity Lott, Christiane Iven and many more.
According to prices in her youth like “musicaBavariae” or “Jugend musiziert” Mara Maria Möritz was honoured in 2019 at the C&W International Music Competition, the International Competition of the Song of the 20th and 21st centuries in Karlsruhe and at the Singing Competition of the “Fördergesellschaft” of the Conservatory in Nuremberg. Beside her scholarship from the Richard Wagner Association Nuremberg she has been a “Germany scholarship holder” since October 2019.
She made her musical theater debut as Papagena, main roles followed as Ms. Luna in Paul Linckes operetta, Euridice in W. Gluck’s Orfeo and J. Offenbach’s „Orpheé aux Enfers“, in two world premieres of the statt.oper Munich and as Test director in E. Poppes „IQ“ at the State Theater Nuremberg. She performed in concerts in R. Schumann’s „The Rose Pilgrimage“ (Rose), J.S. Bach St. John Passion, at the Richard Strauss Festival Garmisch-Partenkirchen, at the Augsburg Brecht Festival, the Old Music Festival in Nuremberg or as a soloist with the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra and others. Concert tours took her to Buenos Aires, Venice, Florence or Prague. The soprano can be seen regularly on Cultural sites like the Meistersingerhalle Nuremberg or the Gasteig Munich.
Mara Maria Möritz was born in Augsburg in 1996. There, the young soprano received her first piano and voice lessons. In her youth she learned from Carmen Hanganu (teacher Diana Damrau). In her school days, Mara Maria received many prizes and has performed as one of the „Engelstimmen“[angel voices] with Enrico de Paruta in concert halls and television studios. At the age of 15, she attended the Bavarian Singing Academy – a gifted education program. Her musical path took her directly to the “Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg”[Nürnberg Music Conservatory], where she has been studying with Prof. Susanne Kelling since 2016. She works intensively on the Lieder genre with Holger Berndsen and Prof. Marcelo Amaral. She also worked on language and technique with Sibylla Rubens during the „Oberstdorfer Musiksommer“, Robert Gambill and Marie Paule-Hallard.
In the summer of 2018, Mara Maria Möritz received a scholarship from the „Accademia Europa di Firenze“[European Academy of Firenze, Italy]. There, she had the opportunity to be immersed in the Italian language and culture for one month and had lessons at the „Conservatorio di Musica Luigi Cherubini“[Luigi Cherubini Muic Conservatory] with Mario de Lisi.
Mara Maria has been on stage since she was eight years old. At age ten, she performed Despina’s aria „Una donna a quindic’anni“ – “A Girl of Fifteen Years” – as her very first solo. The young singer has grown up with in the classical music and opera world.
The soprano was a guest in the Gasteig and Künstlerhaus Munich, the Amberg Theater, the Schauspielhaus Nürnberg[Nürnberg Theater], the Heilig-Geistspital Nürnberg, the “Golden Hall” in Augsburg, the Augsburg Theater and numerous other cultural venues in Germany. Concert activities have also taken her to Venice and Florence, Italy, Luxembourg, Innsbruck (Austria),Prague (Czech Republic) and Buenos Aires (Argentina).
Mara Maria participated in the „Brecht Festival Augsburg“. During the “[Classical Music Festival]” Festival „Alte Musik“ in Nürnberg she performed in Handel’s „Jephta“ as an angel.
As a witch she conjured in the children’s theater „Merle“ of the „statt.oper München.
She sang her first title role under the musical direction of Alexandra Köhler and the ensemble VoiceConnexion as Rose in „Der Rose Pilgerfahrt“ by R. Schumann.
In her operetta debut, the soprano sang as Ida in J. Strauss’s “Fledermaus“ during the “Coburger Sommeroperette“(Coburg Summer Operetta).
In Paul Lincke’s operetta „Frau Luna“ under the musical direction of Prof. G.J. Rumstadt and directed by Ulrich Proschka, she played Frau Luna on stage, who was also „wonderfully calculating as if overcome by feelings“ (U. Proschka).
In a world premiere of Macbeth (music: A. Mathewsen / libretto: A. Rausch) on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the First World War, Mara Maria took the role of showmaster and first witch.
She has done her Mozart debut as „Papagena“ in “Die Zauberflöte” in December 2018.