Born in a family of singers , Maria Todaro has since her youngest age, been surrounded by music and artsMaria Todaro made her debut in the United States in two recitals for theTODI Music Festival in Portsmouth, Virginia
About Maria Todaro
Born in a family of singers , Maria Todaro has since her youngest age, been surrounded by music and arts
Maria Todaro made her debut in the United States in two recitals for theTODI Music Festival in Portsmouth, Virginia. She also sung concerts and recitals in New York, Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Memphis,Tenessee.
Then performed the role of Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, ( BJU , South Carolina),then Valencienne in Merry Widow in San Antonio. Donna Anna inDon Giovanni at FofV, New York, Meg Paige in Falstaff with Boston Youth Symphonic in Boston.
Maria Todaro performed Zerlina in Don Giovanni In Paris theatre Traversiere and is acclaimed as a wonderful singing actress . Angelina in Cenerentola, Helena in Donna del Lago, Villiers le bel, Vaureal, Versailles,( France), Romeo in Capuletti e i Montecchi, Magdalena in Rigoletto, Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare , Edwige in Rodelina, Nicklaus and Giulietta in Les contes d’Hoffmann, Carmen in Carmen, Musetta in La Boheme, at il Teatro Municipale di Aggrigento ( Sicily), Lisa in Das Land der Lachelns and Giuditta in Giuditta, ( le Havre, France) La Perichole (Lamalou-Les-Bains,France) , Dorabella in Cosi fan Tutte, Cleopatra in Giulio CesareShe just performedAlexander Nevski with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic under the direction of Randall Fleischer, and will perform again under the Baton of Maestro Fleischer , the Alto lead part in the 2nd Symphony by Mahler, in April 2014.
Maria created the role of Elvire in the world premiere of Eric Perre’s m’as tu vu? at the Theatre Traversiere ( Paris France). Maria made her debut in South America in 1999 in Sao Paulo,Brazil, in the role of the Countess de Boissy inLo Schiavo by Brazilian composer Carlos Gomes. Her performance was unaimously praised by the Brasilian press in Rio de Janeiro, Bel horizonte, Belem and the capital of Brasilia. She sung La Cantate pour la Paix by Bernard Lallement under the composer himself for UNESCO Paris .
Maria held the stage of the Theater Traversiere in Paris during nine months with her one woman show KILUNISAN, created and directed by herself, in which she sings 12 differents operatic arias from such diverse composers as Mozart an Berstein. Maria has also sing solo recutals at the festivals of Baalbeck( Lebanon), Vaison-la-Romaine ( France) ,Portival in Anvers( Belgium) and the opening recital of the 2002 Wratislavia Cantans Festival ( Poland).
As a recording artist, she can be heard on the album:” Echoes From Earth“, for Sony records ( June 2001). Maria is in the process of completing two albums ; one of semi-classical songs composed especially for her by French composer Nicolas Mingo.
Her upcoming engagements and projects include the creation o the role of Milady in ” Les 3 Mousquetaires“, a role is especially written for her ( and by her , as Maria is the author of the Libretto) by composer Mitchell Bach, descendant of J.S . Bach .
She is the co-author of an explosive operatic Comedy” The benefit” with another performers, Michelle Jennings, the group’s name is “ Divas Unleashed”.
Maria Todaro is one of the co-founder of The Phoenicia International Festival of The Voice, FofV, which was created August 2010 upstate New York in the Hamlet of Phoenicia .
She has perform the role of Carmen , with the Westfield Symphony , under the Baton of Maestro David Wroe and was be lead singer of the “ Art and Ecstasy of the Chaconne” with Simfonia NewYork a baroque Orchestra in New York during the 2013 Fall which was positively applauded by press , especially NY Times. She performed Leonora in ” Il Trionfo del Onore” By A. Scarlatti at Symphony Space NY and was gloriously reviewed in the NY Times.
She was invited to perform a Verdi Celebration concert at the Massimo of Palermo under the baton of maestro Gaetano Colayanni, performed the Requiem of Verdi at the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice and Rosina in the Barber of Seville with Lucas Meachem and Kevin Glavin .
She is in the process of recording an Album with Label Parnassus Records.
The Divas Unleashed project.
Operatic comedy duo Divas Unleashed resulted from a conversation between two opera singers about the often ridiculous behavior of those
in the opera industry. It didn’t take long for singers Maria Todaro and Michelle Jennings to conclude
that there was simply too much comedic material found in the real-life stories of opera singers not to write a show about them. Thus, the idea for the show, The Benefit, was born. The Divas enlisted the help of writer Karl Tiedemann (NBC’s Late Night with David Letterman) and fight choreographer Rick Sordelet (Aida, The Lion King, Curtains, on Broadway; Cyrano at the Met, Royal Opera House, La Scala), to lend their talents to the project. The Divas’ passion for opera, musical antics, stage combat, and physical comedy are all packaged neatly in this self-contained, 80-minute operatic play