Mercury Orchestra

Natasha Novitskaia, mezzo-soprano


Russian-born Natasha Novitskaia is an accomplished dramatic mezzo-soprano whose versatility spans Dalila, Santuzza, Lyubasha and many of the important Russian mezzo-soprano roles.

Ms. Novitskaia has performed at Carnegie Hall, Opera America National Center, Liederkranz Foundation, and Merkin Concert Hall, all in New York City. In 2015 she made her European solo recital debut singing Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Sviridov with pianist Sergey Neller, and in 2016 she sang a solo recital at the Russian Embassy in Berlin, performing arias from Samson et Dalila, Carmen, Kashchie the Immortal by Rachmaninoff in addition to songs by Rachmaninoff.

She has performed Amneris, Fricka and Carmen with New York Opera Forum, Azucena with One World Symphony in New York City and at St. Thomas Aquinas in Brooklyn, and Santuzza with the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera at the Players Club in New York. In 2015 she sang the Principessa in Suor Angelica in the Tuscia Operafestival in Cordona, Italy. She also sang in a gala concert in New York City, “Opera Night”, where she performed arias and duets from Aida, Trovatore, and Carmen.

Her early music education was in classical piano and singing, and she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music and Vocal Performance from St. Petersburg University. Her first teacher in the United States was Ellen Faull, former Professor of Voice at the Juilliard School in New York City. She has worked with Martina Arroyo, Steve Crawford, Klaus Sallmann (Berlin), Grace Bumbry, Sherrill Milnes, and Marcello Giordani.

She is a prizewinner of the 2011 Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition and semifinalist in the American Prize Competition.

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