Maria Jagusz, GRNCM
Maria Jagusz trained as a dancer before taking up a place at the Royal Northern College of Music where she was awarded the Ricordi Prize for Opera. Further scholarships enabled her to continue her studies at the National Opera Studio.
Since then she has worked as soloist for most of the leading opera companies in the U.K and Europe. Her roles include Carmen, Cherubino, Orlofsky, Hansel, Dorabella and Rosina. She has performed with many of the worlds leading singers including Domingo, Carreras, Freni and Dame Felicity Lott.
She is a keen recitalist and a regular soloist for choral societies in the U.K. and future work includes recitals in Wiltshire and Cornwall.
As a teacher Maria specialises in training students who are hoping to have professional careers in the world of opera and musical theatre. She runs the highly successful MJ-UK Music and Arts, which helps showcase young talent in both operas and musicals. She is advisor for Longborough Festival Opera’s Young Artist Programme.She travels all over the country leading workshops and masterclasses for singers.She has been awarded honorary chairman of the Silurian Consort for her contribution to music in the Cotswolds and is an Adjudicator member of The British and International Federation of Festivals.