Featured Publications

Sisterly love? Not so much in ‘Cinderella’” – Interview in the Arizona Daily Star, March 2017

Sisterly love? Not so much in "La Cenerentola"

Image by Tim Trumble, featuring Soprano Katrina Galka and Mezzo-Soprano Daniela Mack

Tucson Lifestyle Magazine feature by Scott Barker, January 2017 – click image to expand;
read the entire issue here

Featured on the cover of Kstati newspaper, April 2015 and July 2015

Featured Reviews:

“Mariya Kaganskaya […] showcased her luscious tone as a Teacher lecturing on the importance of the ensō during Jobs’ brief stint at the Reed College.”
Arya Roshanian, OperaWire, August 2017

“Smaller roles were admirably conveyed by […] mezzo-soprano Mariya Kaganskaya (as a calligraphy teacher)…”
James M. Keller, Santa Fe New Mexican, July 2017

“Smaller roles, including Mariya Kaganskaya as the Teacher, were handled equally well.”
Jason Victor Serinus, San Francisco Classical Voice, July 2017

“Mezzo-soprano Mariya Kaganskaya was an ambivalent but willing Dorabella, succumbing to the seductive blandishments of a very persuasive Joseph Lattanzi. Both have voices we would describe as creamy-dreamy.”
Meche Kroop, Voce di meche, April 2017

Katrina Galka and Mariya Kaganskaya as Clorinda and Tisbe, Angelina’s stepsisters, as well as Stefano de Peppo as their father, Don Magnifico, dove wholeheartedly into the comedy of their characters.”
~ Deanna Skaggs, April 2017

“Galka’s Clorinda and Mariya Kaganskaya’s Tisbe kept the laughs coming.”
~ Maria Nockin, Opera Today, April 2017

“[T]he soloists didn’t hold back, launching full throttle into the performance, pouring the emotion of each song out through their posture, expressions, and voices.”
Stephanie Liebold, Travelcraft Journal, February 2017

“Her warm mezzo tones definitely captured the rhetoric of the English text, and I must confess an inability to say whether she was equally attentive to the Russian portion. (I have every reason to believe she was!)”
Stephen Smoliar, The Rehearsal Studio, October 2016

“Mezzo-soprano Mariya Kaganskaya made a fine Innkeeper with a lovely voice and stage presence.”
Meche Kroop, Voce di meche, August 2016

“… Mariya Kaganskaya […] delighted the crowd with a pathos-filled delivery of “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” from Bizet’s Carmen.”
Yoshi Kato,, April 2016

“… Kaganskaya was focused as Iolanta’s caretaker, Marta.”
~ Steven Winn, San Francisco Classical Voice, April 2016

“A gala concert featured impressive, mature performances by […] mezzo Mariya Kaganskaya, top winner in the ages 19-25 category…”
~ Janos Gereben, San Francisco Examiner, December 2014

“…the first scene from Lou Harrison’s foray into twelve-tone vocal writing in his 1953 opera Rapunzel […] was so interesting I wish that Paiement and singers Cara Gabrielson, Mariya Kaganskaya and Sergey Khalikulov had continued through the whole hour-long opera.”
~ Michael Strickland, November 2014

“Ms. Kaganskaya’s rich texture and strong voice very much attracted the audience. This was a great conclusion for this ever so wonderful concert.”
~ Rubina Mazurka, May 2014

“The singing from Crystal Kim, Mariya Kaganskaya, and Andres Ramirez was exquisite, the complex nature of their characters’ situations made all the more palpable by the very youth of the singers themselves.”
~ Rob Bailis, March 2014

“Mezzo Mariya Kaganskaya’s lordly Mme. Pernelle fluted away like some magnificently plumed bird.”
“Several longer numbers were especially effective. Kaganskaya shone in her sometimes fatuous, sometimes scolding praise of Tartuffe.”
~ Steven Winn, San Francisco Classical Voice, December 2013