Marija Plagerman

A native of the Pacific Northwest, mezzo-soprano Marija Plagerman started voice lessons as a freshman in high school. Discovering her love for singing and acting, she sang in every choir and appeared in every play and musical during high school, then went on to complete her bachelor of music degree in vocal performance at Central Washington University in 2015. During her time there she performed roles with the CWU Opera Ensemble including Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus) and Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), as well as appearing in numerous concerts, scenes, and masterclasses. More recently she performed Third Lady in the University of Notre Dame Opera’s production of Die Zauberflöte, and Tessa in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers. 
 
Ms. Plagerman has been an avid participant in the choral arts, having sung in several student and professional groups for the last eight years, as well as serving as cantor in various churches. This past year she was pleased to sing with the Chamber Singers at Cornell University. She also performs regularly each summer as a song recitalist in conjunction with her husband, an organist. Currently, she studies with Eduardo Chama at the Mason Gross School of Arts where she is pursuing a masters degree in opera performance. 
 
Comfortable with a range of different musical styles, Ms. Plagerman believes that classical training is the foundation for healthy vocal production. She is passionate about sharing her love of music and helping students at various levels of music-making to find that joy as well in whatever capacity.