Mary Arapoffary ARAPOFF, renowned Russian American soprano, has appeared in lyric and coloratura roles with the Boston Operatic Ensemble and in concerts nationally and internationally. Her diverse repertoire encompasses opera, oratorio, lieder, 20th century music, folk, and her specialty - Russian song. In addition to her appearances on stage, radio and television, she has sung concerts in major churches in New England, and in Rome, Umbria and Tuscany, Italy.

A descendent of Leo Tolstoy, her father was a renowned painter including icons, Prince Alexis Arapoff of St. Petersburg, Paris, and U.S. More recently, Ms. Arapoff has created and performed numerous Russian cultural concerts/lectures/story programs for all ages. As a featured performer in the Pushkin Festival at Norwich University, VT, she sang the Pushkin Poetry in Song concert. In Boston she presented Ruslan and Ludmilla with the poetry of Pushkin, and the music of the opera by Glinka. Currently Ms. Arapoff is singing The Spirit or Russia: Icons and Sacred Song. She, with the choir, took part in the 5th Boston Festival of Orthodox Music. In June Arapoff sang concerts in Italy.

Russian Lyric TrioIn 2000 she founded the group called "Russian Lyric Trio" - Mary Arapoff (soprano), Tanya Rose (soprano) and Ranko Stevanovic (baritone). She teaches voice and piano and choral singing. She also coaches choirs & choral directors on performing the Russian repertoire including diction. Critics have said this about Ms. Arapoff's work: "It is a rare occurrence when musical talent and dramatic expression combine to produce performances of such intensity and impact."