Acclaimed interpreter of the most famous Verdian and Puccini heroines with a repertoire ranging from bel canto to verismo, Maria José Siri is considered today among the most important sopranos on the international opera scene. 

"Capable of total abandon" with "brilliant high notes" (Neue Zürcher Zeitung) combined with a "steel voice with lyricism and pathos" (The Financial Times) is considered "an interpreter of maximum reference and not only for her luxuriant vocality but also for an emission that ideally recalls the full and round sound of Tebaldi” (Opera Áctual). 

After making her debut as Elvira in the production of Ernani at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino to great acclaim, she performed Aida in Dresden and at the Teatro Pérez Galdós. Her to return to the role of Tosca her in the Carlo Felice Theater in Genoa and in the Giuseppe Verdi Municipal Theater in Salerno. Furthermore, after her great success in the role of Abigaille, also recently performed in the Deutsche Oper Berlin, she has once again enchanted the Austrian audience at the Musikverein in Graz. 

Born in Uruguay with Italian roots, Maria José approached music from a young age, later perfecting herself at the Paris Conservatory and with the great Ileana Cotrubas. She arrived in Europe in 2008 with Leonora in 'Il Trovatore at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa. Since then her career has consolidated and is on the rise starting from 2016, when she inaugurated the Teatro alla Scala interpreting Madama Butterfly with great success with audiences and critics. Awarded in 2017 with the Oscar della Lirica. 

At La Scala, where she made her debut in 2009 as Aida, she starred again in Aida (2015) and then in the new productions of Francesca da Rimini (2018) and Manon Lescaut (2019). In addition to an intense relationship with the main Italian theaters including above all the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, thanks to which you have several DVDs in the roles of Adriana Lecouvreur, Suor Angelica / Giorgetta, Abigaille, Lucrezia Contarini, Elvira. Maria José Siri has a deep-rooted collaboration with the Wiener Staatsoper (Maddalena di Coigny, Madama Butterfly, Elisabetta di Valois, Leonora, Tosca) and with the main German theaters: Staatsoper and Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Semperoper Dresden . She is also very present in Belgium, at the Opera Royale de Wallonie and in Spain, especially at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, the ABAO and the Teatro Pérez Galdós. Acclaimed by Tokyo's New National Theater at the Savonlinna Festival, she also made a triumphant return to Latin America performing at various galas alongside Plácido Domingo, including at the Teatro Colón. 

Her relationship with the Arena di Verona and Aida (2013-2023), the city also chosen as her home, is special, where the artist performed in the summer festival, as well as numerous gala evenings, roles such as: Donna Elvira, Nedda/ Santuzza, Lady Macbeth, more recently Abigaille, Madama Butterfly and Aida, a role of which she has passed the 150th performance performed in Europe, Asia, South America and even in front of the Pyramids of Giza. 

Among Maria José Siri's most loved heroine roles is the warrior Odabella in Attila which debuted at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna (2016, DVD Cmajor) and then faced at the Teatro Regio di Parma (2018 and 2021), again with this role debuted last year at the prestigious Royal Opera House in London. Another recent debut was at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden alongside Placido Domingo. 

September 2023