Fotina Naumenko

SOPRANO

"SOLOVEI (THE NIGHTINGALE) "
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"TROIS MÉLODIES I. POURQUOI?"
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Fotina Naumenko

(she/her) Fotina Naumenko, soprano, has been praised for her “radiant voice” (Boston Globe), described as both “angelic” (MusicWeb International) and “capable of spectacular virtuosic hi-jinks” (Boston Musical Intelligencer). Fotina’s singing encompasses a wide variety of vocal genres including art song, oratorio, opera, choral and new music, both as a soloist and chamber musician.

Skylark Vocal Ensemble
Soprano, 2018-present
Indianapolis Opera
Young Artist, 2018
Tanglewood Music Festival
Soprano Fellow, 2017, 2018
Conspirare
Soprano, 2016-present
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Fotina Naumenko, soprano, has been praised for her “radiant voice” (Boston Globe), described as both “angelic” (MusicWeb International) and “capable of spectacular virtuosic hi-jinks” (Boston Musical Intelligencer). Fotina’s singing encompasses a wide variety of vocal genres including art song, oratorio, opera, choral and new music, both as a soloist and chamber musician. Fotina’s performances of David Lang’s just and Castiglioni’s Cantus Planus at the Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music were hailed as “a beautiful performance” by the New York Times and “a stunner” by the Boston Globe. Recent oratorio solos have included Rachmaninoff’s Liturgy (Cathedral Choral Society), Bach’s Ascension Oratorio and B Minor Mass (Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and Vocal Arts Ensemble), Chesnokov’s My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord (Cappella Romana), Orff’s Carmina Burana (American University Chorus), Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor and Handel’s Messiah (Winchester Arts Chorale). Fotina was a featured soloist with the Boston Pops for the symphonic premiere of Sondheim on Sondheim, a Sondheim musical revue curated by James Lapine. Ensemble credits include Grammy® award-winning Conspirare, Grammy® nominated Skylark, Clarion, Experiential Chorus, Saint Tikhon Choir, and PaTRAM, as well as Cappella Romana, Coro Volante, Alium Spiritum, and the Cincinnati Vocal Arts Ensemble. Fotina has recorded with these groups on the Reference Recordings, Chandos, Delos, Ablaze Records, Naxos and Cincinnati Fanfare labels. Fotina is a Fulbright Scholar specializing in Russian vocal repertoire.
“it [the music] does occasionally burst into celebratory fire – as with the wonderfully joyous The Angel Cried Out (the angelic voice of soprano Fotina Naumenko glistening in this bright musical sunlight) by Boris Ledkovsky...”
— MusicWeb International

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