NATASHA NOVITSKAIA, MEZZO
VIVA VERDI GALA
IN MEMORY OF FRANCISCO
OPERA GEMS CONCERT
GIACOMINI GALA IN CARNEGIE HALL
Natasha Novitskaia, mezzo is excelling in repertoire such as Amneris, Azucena, Ulrica, Santuzza, Dalila, Princess de Bouillon and in many of the important Russian mezzo roles, as well as the works of Wagner (Erda, Fricka, and Waltraude). Natasha Novitskaia debuted in 2018 at the Mythos Festival in Taormina in her first Amneris after being chosen as a winner of their competition in January 2018 in Rome, Italy. In April 2019 she was awarded with the Second Prize at the Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition. In March 2019, she sang in the gala-concert “Viva Verdi!” at the National Opera Center in NYC. “Ms. Novitskaia uses the texture of her powerful mezzo instrument to create an aura of suspense and we loved the final “silencio”…and in the lower register she has a certain contralto-like quality. She was a Commanding and devious Amneris in her duet with Aida!” (http://www.vocedimeche.reviews/2019/03/viva-verdi.html"Meche). In April 2017 Natasha returned to Carnegie Hall as a featured guest artist in an opera gala honoring the great Italian tenor Giuseppe Giacomini. She also performed Carmen in the Christmas Ball at Carnegie Hall in December 2018. Natasha has performed Fricka and Carmen with New York Opera Forum and Azucena with One World Symphony and at St. Thomas Acquinas. In 2016 Natasha received a standing ovation for her Azucena in a concert performance of Il Trovatore at the Liederkranz Foundation. This performance followed her appearance with the Mercury Orchestra as soloist in Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky for mezzo, chorus, and orchestra. Additionally to opera career Ms.Novitskaia sang numerous concerts and recitals at Carnegie Hall, American National Opera Center, Liederkranz Foundation, Merkin Concert Hall, and the Russian Embassy in Berlin. Her 2019/20 engagements include: Mythos Festival, Taormina for Santuzza (Cavalleria), concert Opera Gems in Merkin Hall with MidAtlantic Symphony Orchestra, mezzo solo in Beethoven 9 : in David Geffen hall at Lincoln Center in NYC and in Cesky Krumlov international music festival in August.