Maya Kherani makes her company debut during the 2017-18 season, appearing as Despina in Mozart’s Così fan tutte. Recent engagements for Ms. Kherani include covering the role of Madame White Snake in the world premiere of Paola Prestini’s Gilgamesh with Beth Morrison Projects, appearances as Marie (Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment) and Gilda (Verdi’s Rigoletto) with Pocket Opera; Gretel in Boston Lyric Opera’s outreach performances of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel; and Tytania in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the BU Opera Institute, where she recently concluded her fellowship. She also sang Susanna in West Bay Opera’s recent production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.
Awards received include First Place and Audience Favorite Award (Tier II), and the Masterworks Award at the James Toland Vocal Arts Competition, 2nd Place at the Peter Elvins Vocal Competition (Opera Division), the Kalvelage award at West Bay Opera’s Holt Competition, two Encouragement Awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (District level), and the Barlow Award at the San Francisco Bay Area NATS competition, where she also won first place in both the Professional Art Song and Aria categories.
Ms. Kherani holds a B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering and minor in Music Performance from Princeton University, where she graduated summa cum laude and received the Isidore and Helen Sacks Award for excellence in Music Performance. She holds a Master of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
For additional information, please visit Ms. Kherani’s website.