Maria Taytakova studied at the State Conservatory of Music in Bratislava (prof. J. Smyčková) and the Academy of Music in Banská Bystrica (prof. E. Blahová) in Slovakia. She made her stage debut as Lucia (G. Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor) in the State Theatre Košice (Slovakia) in 2009. In the next period she performed mainly on foreign stages. She debuted the role of Musetta (G. Puccini: La Bohème) in the Teatro San Babila in Milano (Italy), covered the role of Gilda (G. Verdi: Rigoletto) in the Teatro della Luna in Milano (Italy), sang Mozart’s Requiem with the Orchestra Regionale Filarmonia Veneta and Coro Filarmonico Veneto on a tour in Italy, and performed on a concert tour with the Czech Philharmonic Collegium orchestra in thirteen cities in Japan. Later she presented her again in Slovakia with the role of Najade (R. Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos) in the State Theatre Košice (Slovakia).
Since 2013 she has been introduced in Austria. She sang the role of Gilda (G. Verdi: Rigoletto) at the Klassik Festival Schloss Kirchstetten (Austria). The critics highlighted her “perfect mastery of coloraturas together with the dramatic culminations” (Der Neue Merker, 3.8.2013). After this debut she was offered the role of Adina (G. Donizetti: L’Elisir d’amore) at the same festival in Austria. Her Adina caught the attention by an “excellent role shaping” and by her “wonderful, agile soprano with a sonorous middle register, magnificent legato and sparkling coloraturas” (Hintermayer Music, 2.8.2015).
In 2016-2017 she focused mainly on the baroque repertoire. She sang the role of Oberto (G. F. Händel: Alcina) in the State Theatre Košice (Slovakia). The critics appreciated her “round chamber tone” and “flawless coloraturas” (Operaplus.cz, 28.2.2016). Further she performed the role of Piramo (J. A. Hasse: Piramo e Tisbe) in the Festival TEATRO BAROCCO in Stift Altenburg (2016) and in Schlosstheater Laxenburg bei Wien (2017) in Austria. In this role she “shined through the versatile expression of her soprano” (Der Neue Merker, 9.7.2016). The critics also pointed out her “elegantly guided voice” with a “silvery sound” (Kurier, 27.6.2016). The Piramo e Tisbe production by TEATRO BAROCCO was nominated for the Austrian Music Theater Prize 2017.
In addition, she presented herself at numerous concerts including Gran Galà Verdiano at the Summer Festival in Empoli (Italy), Puccinian and Verdian concert-performances in Teatro Araldo in Torino (Italy), Operngala: Veni-Vidi-Verdi in Seitenstetten (Austria), Grosse Operngala: Glanzstücke der Oper in Schloss Kirchstetten (Austria), Trnava Music Spring Festival (Slovakia), Verdi-Galas in Munich and Stuttgart (Germany) and others.