Mariya Krywaniuk is a native of Vancouver, Canada and graduated with a Masters in Music from the Manhattan School of Music. While in New York, Mariya was a prize-winner in the prestigious Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition and a New York district winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Mariya has sung on the opera stage and concert platform in the US, Canada, Italy, Czech Republic, Israel and the UK. Roles include Marguerite (Faust) and Alice Ford (Falstaff)/Amato Opera, NYC; title role (Manon) and Violetta (La traviata)/ International Institute of Vocal Arts, Chiari, Italy; and First Lady (Die Zauberflöte)/IVAI, Syosset, New York. In 2007 in Tel Aviv, Mariya sang the role of Mamousha for American Opera Projects in the world première of Jan Hamer’s opera The Lost Childhood. Mariya made her Carnegie Hall solo recital début in 2008 at Weill Hall.
Since moving to London, Mariya has performed the roles of Mimi (La bohème) and First Lady (The Magic Flute) with Co-Opera Co on tour throughout the UK. She has sung the role of Cio-Cio-San (Madam Butterfly) with both Opera Up Close in 2010 and again with New Devon Opera in 2012. In 2013 Mariya covered the role of Cio-Cio-San for Opera Holland Park's Christine Collins Young Artist Programme. In 2012, Mariya sang the role of Gerhilde for the London Wagner Society under the baton of David Syrus. The following year Mariya reprised the role of Gerhilde at Royal Festival Hall for the Wagner 200 Anniversary Concert with Sir Andrew Davis conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra. She then went on to cover the same role at Longborough Festival Opera's Ring Cycle in 2013. In 2015 Mariya covered the role of Mimi with Clapham Festival Opera.
In June 2016 Mariya covered the role of Elisabeth in Longborough Festival Opera's production of Tannhauser. In October of this year, Mariya covered the roles of Helmige, Gerhilde and Ortilinde in Die Walkure with Saffron Opera. In November she covered the title role in English National Opera's production of Alban Berg's Lulu. In March of 2017 Mariya sang the role of Step-mother in the UK premiere of Philip Glass and Robert Moran's The Juniper Tree in London. Autumn 2017 brought more Wagner. Mariya covered the roles of Third Norn and Gutrune in Götterdammerung for Saffron Opera in September and in October, Mariya covered the role of Woglinde in Götterdammerung for the London Mastersingers.
In April of 2018, Mariya covers the role of Nedda in Kentish Opera's production of I Pagliacci.
In September of 2018, Mariya made her debut in the role of Salome in Strauss opera with the Edinburgh Players Opera Group. That month Mariya she also returned to Saffron Opera Group to cover three Flowermaidens in their production of Parsifal.
Mariya is looking forward to singing the title role in Donizetti's Rita on March 24 in Oborne, Dorset as past of the Opera Cameratina Festival there. On April 13 she will be singing Third Norn in the Dame Felicity Palmer workshop of Project Valhalla: The English Ring with the Mastersingers of London.