Born in St. Petersburg, Maria Gortsevskaya, mezzo-soprano, graduated from the St. Petersburg Conservatoire. She is recipient of the First prize at the Verviers International Competition, Belgium (1995).
Among her most acclaimed portrayals are Dorabella and Rosina. Rosina she has performed in Dario Fo's ″Il Barbiere di Siviglia″ conducted by Marco Boemi on tour in the Netherlands, Germany and Great Britain.
Maria Gortsevskaya has performed Melibea in ″Il Viaggio a Reims″ (Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro), Fyodor in ″Boris Godounov″ (La Monnaie, Brussels), Baba The Turk in ″The Rake's Progress″ (Festival Mozart, La Coruña and Bologna, Calixto Bieto, director), Clarina in Rossini's ″La cambiale di matrimonio″ and Giustizia in Mozart's ″Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots″ (both at the Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro), Mother Superior in Prokofiev's ″The Fiery Angel″ (La Monnaie, Brussels), La Marchesa Clarice in Rossini's ″La Pietra del Paragone″ (Teatro Real, Madrid, cover).
In 2009-2010 she performed Olga in ″Eugene Onegin″ (Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Orfeo in Gluck's ″Orfeo ed Euridice″ (Cologne), Wellgunde in ″Das Rheingold″ (La Scala, Milano), Dorabella in ″Cosi fan tutte″ (Staatsoper Unter den Linden).
Upcoming engagements include among other: Abra in "Juditha Triumphans" by Vivaldi, Olga in "Eugene Onegin", Alto Rhapsody by Brahms, Wellgunde in ″Das Rheingold″, Orfeo in "Orfeo ed Euridice" by Gluck, Wellgunde in ″Die Götterdämmerung″ etc.