Born in a family of singers , Maria Todaro has since her youngest age, been surrounded by music and arts
Maria Todaro made her debut in the United States in two recitals for the TODI Music Festival in Portsmouth, Virginia. She also sung concerts and recitals in New York, Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Memphis,Tenessee.
Then performed the role of Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, ( BJU , South Carolina),then Valencienne in Merry Widow in San Antonio. Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at FofV, New York, Meg Paige in Falstaff with Boston Youth Symphonic in Boston.
Maria Todaro performed Zerlina in Don Giovanni In Paris theatre Traversiere and is acclaimed as a wonderful singing actress . Angelina in Cenerentola, Helena in Donna del Lago, Villiers le bel, Vaureal, Versailles,( France), Romeo in Capuletti e i Montecchi, Magdalena in Rigoletto, Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare , Edwige in Rodelina, Nicklaus and Giulietta in Les contes d’Hoffmann, Carmen in Carmen, Musetta in La Boheme, at il Teatro Municipale di Aggrigento ( Sicily), Lisa in Das Land der Lachelns and Giuditta in Giuditta, ( le Havre, France) La Perichole (Lamalou-Les-Bains,France) , Dorabella in Cosi fan Tutte, Cleopatra in Giulio CesareShe just performed Alexander Nevski with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic under the direction of Randall Fleisher, created the role of Elvire in the world premiere of Eric Perre’s m’as tu vu? at the Theatre Traversiere ( Paris France). Maria made her debut in South America in 1999 in Sao Paulo,Brazil, in the role of the Countess de Boissy in Lo Schiavo by Brazilian composer Carlos Gomes. Her performance was unaimously praised by the Brasilian press in Rio de Janeiro, Bel horizonte, Belem and the capital of Brasilia. She sung La Cantate pour la Paix by Bernard Lallement under the composer himself for UNESCO Paris .
Maria held the stage of the Theater Traversiere in Paris during nine months with her one woman show KILUNISAN, created and directed by herself, in which she sings 12 differents operatic arias from such diverse composers as Mozart an Berstein. Maria has also sing solo recutals at the festivals of Baalbeck( Lebanon), Vaison-la-Romaine ( France) , Portival in Anvers( Belgium) and the opening recital of the 2002 Wratislavia Cantans Festival ( Poland).
As a recording artist, she can be heard on the album:” Echoes From Earth“, for Sony records ( June 2001). Maria is in the process of completing two albums ; one of semi-classical songs composed especially for her by French composer Nicolas Mingo.
Her upcoming engagements and projects include the creation o the role of Milady in ” Les 3 Mousquetaires“, arole is especially written for her ( and by her , as Maria is the author of the Libretto) by composer Mitchell Bach, descendant of J.S . Bach .
She is the co-author of an explosive operatic Comedy” The benefit” with another performers, Michelle Jennings, the group’s name is “ Divas Unleashed”.
Maria Todaro is one of the co-founder of The Phoenicia International Festival of The Voice, FofV, which was created August 2010 upstate New York in the Hamlet of Phoenicia .
She has perform the role of Carmen , with the Westfield Symphony , under the Baton of Maestro David Wroe and was be lead singer of the “ Art and Ecstasy of the Chaconne” with Simfonia NewYork a baroque Orchestra in New York this past Fall. She Will be Leonora in ” Il Trionfo del Onore” By A. Scarlatti at Symphony Space , NY, May 31st will be performing a Verdi Celebration concert at the Massimo of Palermo under the baton of maestro Gaetano Colayanni, and will be performing the Requiem of Verdi at the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice this coming August.