In 2019 – 2020 season, mezzo soprano Maya Gour mades her Seattle Opera debut in the role of Tisbe in La Cenerentola, where she returns this coming season to perform the role of stewardess in Jonathan Dove’s Flight. Also last season she was Rosina in I Barbiere di Siviglia with the Sacramento Philharmonic, and Hänsel in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel for Music Academy of the West. This season she will also join the prestigious Dutch National Opera Studio in Amsterdam under the guidance of Rosemary Joshua. Her recent engagements have included Hänsel with the Savannah Voice Festival, Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Pippo in Rossini’s La Gazzaq ladra with Will Crutchfield’s Teatro Nuovo, Lucette in Massenet’s Cendrillon with the Trentino Music Festival in Italy, Lucretia in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia at the Oslo Opera House, Angelina in Rossini’s La Cenerentola with Opera in Williamsburg.
In 2015 Maya sang the title roles in Ravel’s L’enfant et les Sortilèges with Opera on the Avalon, and Massenet’s Cendrillon with the Miami Music Festival. She has performed Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Tuscany Music Festival. At the Mannes Opera she performed a variety of roles including; The Stewardess in the NYC premier of Flight, the Abbess in Puccini’s Sour Angelica, Maddalena in Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reims, all under the baton of Maestro Joseph Colaneri.
Maya has performed the role of Veronique in Bizet’s Le Docteur Miracle with IVAI in Tel Aviv, Cherubino in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro at The Tuscia Opera Festival in Italy, and L’Enfant et les Sortilèges with IVAI under the baton of Mastro Paul Nadler.
Maya is a recipient of an Opera Index award and was a New York finalist at The Loren L. Zachary competition. In the summer of 2016 Maya was a fellow at the Ravinia Music Festival, as well as a young artist at Gstaad Menuhin Festival in Switzerland under the direction of Ms. Cecilia Bartoli. She is a recent graduate of the Mannes School of Music.