Marina Ogii is born in St Petersburg in 1987 and started her musical studies at the St Petersburg Musical College; she continued her studies of High Specialization in Sing at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire, under the teaching of the soprano Victoria Evtodyeva and graduated in 2015.
Her first experience on the stage started in her hometown in 2010 when she made her debut performing Miss Todd in Menotti’s Old maid and the thief, production by Carl Ratner (USA). In 2011 the young mezzo-soprano debuted with great success in the role of Olga from P.Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin. The following year she performed Marthe in Gounod’s Faust, and Marta in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta during the Opera Vsiem Festival at Mikhailovsky Castle. During the same year she debuted Rosina in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia under the musical directon of Gianandrea Noseda at the Stresa Musical Festival (Italy). Then followed several concerts and European tours, till the debut in 2014 at Carlo Felice Theater (Genoa) in roles such as Cherubino in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Mercedes in G.Bizet's Carmen, Kate Pinkerton in the full version of G.Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, as well as Anita in L.Bernstein’s West Side Story. In February 2015 she participated to the production of G.Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor under the direction of Dario Argento, singing the role of Alisa.
During the summer 2015 she debuted also the roles of Maddalena in G.Verdi’s Rigoletto, Berta in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia and Suzuki in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the Saaremaa Festival (Estonia). In September 2015 she performed in the role of Tisbe in Rossini's Cinderella at the Pafos Aphrodite Festival (Cyprus).
Since 2015 she has been a guest soloist with the Mikhailovsky Opera and performed Lel in the concert performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Snow Maiden under the baton of Dmitri Jurowski.
In January 2016 was invited to La Spezia Theater for singing the role of Suzuki in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, with the direction of Massimo Pezzutti.
In March 2016 played the role of the Third Lady in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte under the conduction of Gavriel Heine, at the Mikhailovsky Theater in Saint Petersburg.
In May 2016 she sang in the role of the Page of Herodias in R. Strauss's Salome at the Carlo Felice Theater (Genoa), under the conduction of Fabio Luisi.
In June 2016 she played for the second time the role of the Third Lady in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, under the baton of Mikhail Tatarnikov, at the Mikhailovsky Theater in Saint Petersburg.
In July 2016 she won a scholarship to participate in the master class "Opera Course", held in August in Montepulciano.
In November 2016, she held the competition to take part in a master class in works by Gaetano Donizetti, which was organized by the Academy of La Scala in Milan and the Foundation Donizetti in Bergamo. Upon graduation Marina participated in concerts of vocal music by Donizetti.
In December 016, she performed party of Flora in Verdi's La Traviata at Teatro Carlo Felice.
In January 2017 in the season opening of the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari (Sardinia), Marina performed the part of the mezzo-soprano in Mozart's Requiem conducted by Hansjörg Albrecht.
In February 2017, she will sing the role of the Queen in Cagliari in O.Respigi's The Sleeping Beauty in the Woods, under the baton of Donato Renzetti.
In the next months she enriched her vocal training while she took part to the Opera School organized by the “Teatro Comunale” of Bologna, where she partecipated to several masterclass conducted by renowned artists like Luciana D’Intino and Giulio Zappa.
In May 2017 she played the role of Zita in the Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, during the semi-scenic form organized in collaboration of La Verdi Orchestra at the Milan Auditorium under the conduction of John Axelrod.
During the summer 2017 she debuted at the “Festival Arena di Verona” the roles of the High Priestess in Verdi’s Aida and the Countess Ceprano in Verdi’s Rigoletto.
In September 2017 she assumed the role of Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro during the production organized by the Naples theater "San Carlo" for the Dubai Opera House in september 2017.
In November 2017 she interpreted the contralto Aristea, protagonist in the Giovanni Simone Mayr's Il tormentone, during the lyrical season of the Theater "Donizetti" of Bergamo.
In January 2018 she will debut the role of Amneris in Verdi's Aida at the Pesaro Theater "Rossini".
Among the future engagements is included the role of Maddalena in Verdi's Rigoletto under the conduction of Fabio Luisi at the Theater "Maggio Musicale Fiorentino" in September 2018.
She has worked with renowned conductors and directors like Andrea Battistoni, Wayne Marshall, Valerio Galli, Giampaolo Bisanti, Johannes Wildner, Francesco Pasqualetti, Fabio Mastrangelo, Davide Livermore, Rosetta Cucchi, Carl Ratner, Alexey Stepanyuk, Philipp Augen, Leo Muscato, Dario Argento, Gavriel Heine, Mikhail Tatarnikov, John Axelrod, Dmitri Jurowski, Fabio Luisi, Donato Renzetti, Jager Bignamini, Maurizio Agostini, Mariano Bauduin and other.
“Marina Ogii in the role of Cherubino is always very active, she manages to complete the opera with a correct singing interpretation, seasoned with a sensual nuance”
“Ogii is interesting, with a mellow vocal timbre and good agility”
“Marina Ogii gave importance to her scenic character with estrus”
“ ... the quality of the cast was very high and homogeneous, with some prominent elements like Marina Ogii’s Zita, mezzo-soprano with a precious timbre and a scenic presence more close to a Carmen than to an ‘old stiny’ ”