Assistant of stage director
Honored Artist of Russia
She graduated from the Astrakhan State Conservatory (class of Honoured Art Worker, professor N.V.Sinjova) in 1985.
She worked at the creative association "Musical Theatre", which was the basis of the Astrakhan Music Theater.
Since the founding of Astrakhan State Music Theater she has become its leading soloist.
M.Popandopulo performed dozens of solo concerts, her chamber repertoire includes works by Arensky and Taneyev, Shostakovich and Shchedrin, Mussorgsky and Rachmaninoff, Spanish music and the ancient Russian city romances.
She combined actor's work with Assistant Director`s work; for several years she worked as an opera mamager.
For many years M.Popandopulo has been an illustrator at the Chamber Ensemble Department and training concert-master in the Astrakhan Conservatory.
Recognition and awards
1999 - she was awarded the honorary title "Honored Artist of Russia".
Laureate of the Prize named after Mary Maksakova.
Laureate of the Regional Cultural Foundation prize for bright performance of Carmen in the opera "Carmen" staged by the creative association "Musical Theatre" (1994).
The special prize winner as the best illustrator at the All-Russian Concertmasters Competition in Kazan.
2001 - Elista, Kalmykia
2005 - Volgograd
2010 - Atyrau, Kazakhstan
Ljubasha - "The Tsar's Bride" by Rimsky-Korsakov
Santuzza, Lucia - "Cavalleria Rusticana" by P.Maskani
Tosca - "Tosca" by J. Puccini
Flora - "La Traviata" by Verdi
Bertha - "The Barber of Seville" by G. Rossini
Larina, Philippevna - "Eugene Onegin" by Tchaikovsky
Hostess of the Inn - "Boris Godunov" by Mussorgsky
Laura - "Iolanta" by Tchaikovsky
Leon - "The Beautiful Helen" by J. Offenbach
Polina - "The Dawns Here Are Quiet" by K.Molchanov
Julianna - "Silva" by I.Kalman
Amalia - "Die Fledermaus" by Strauss
Valentine - "The Merry Widow" by F.Legar
Khanum, Tekle - "Khanum's Tricks" by G.Kancheli
Miss Petikton - "How to Get my Husband back" by V. Ilyin, V.Lukashov
Martha Dunyasha - "Womanish Revolt" by E.Ptichkin
Solokha - "Cherevichki or The Night Before Christmas" by Tchaikovsky
Kubyrkina Agrofena Grigorevna - "Tender Heart's Trouble" by V.Sollogub