Maija Kovalevska is a Latvian soprano opera singer. Born in Riga, she graduate of the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music and since 2003 hones her skills in Italy under the tutelage of Mirella Freni.
In 2003, Kovalevska made her Latvian National Opera debut as Elvira in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”, a year later her brilliant performance as Donna Elvira in International Sigulda Opera Music Festival brought her the state’s highest prize in music- the Grand Music Award.
Also in 2004, she was the winner of the 10th Riccardo Zandonai International Opera competition in Italy and was second at the 3rd Jāzeps Vītols Vocal competition in Riga.
Kovalevska rose to international prominence in 2006 after winning Operalia- Plácido Domingo world opera competition in Valencia.