OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego Opera Theater will present “A Matinee with Tatiana Poletskaya” on May 3 at 4 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection at 120 W. Fifth St.
The Russian star soprano of Oswego Opera’s “Rigoletto –The Oswego Story” that was held in 2014, returns with her compatriot pianist, Oleg Dusaev, for a concert of delights, according to Mack Richardson, artistic director, Oswego Opera Theater.
“We are very pleased to welcome back Tatiana for this matinee performance of the Oswego Opera Theater,” said Richardson. “Her role as Gilda in our February 2014 Rigoletto performance was breathtaking, and we are very much looking forward to seeing her showcased at our event on May 3.”
Tickets are $10 for regular price admission, $5 for students and children.
Tickets are available at the door, or can be reserved with a check payable to: Oswego Opera Theater, PO Box 3039, Oswego, NY 13126.
Poletskaya will perform a repertoire of music from renowned composers/musicians Sergei Rachmaninov, Georg Friedric Handel, Mozart, Giacomo Puccini, George Gershwin, Giuseppe Verdi, Henry Purcell, Nicolai Rimskii-Korsakov and others.
Songs will include: Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), “Ach, ich fuhl’s…” (Pamina’s Aria), Puccini’s “O Mio Babbino Caro,”Gershwin’s “Summertime,”and Giuseppi Verdi’s “Caro Nome” from Rigoletto and others.
Poletskaya was born in Moscow, Russia, and just recently relocated to the United States.
When she was six years old she found her passion for singing.
Her grandmother was a singer heard on the radio, which influenced her to follow in her path.
At the age of 12, she became the leading soloist of the choir “Mladost” in Moscow.
In 2007, she graduated from Gnessin Music College in Moscow, Russia. She was taught by Professor N. V. Popova, where she earned her degree as the Artist of the Choir and Ensemble.
In 2012, she graduated from Gnessin Moscow State Academy of Music and received a B. A. in Vocal Art.
She had the honor to be taught by Professor Margarita Miglau, the People’s Artist of Russia and a former soloist of the Bolshoi Theater.
Poletskaya began her career in 2007, where she worked with Tchaikovsky Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra as Adina in “L’elisir d’amore” by Gaetano Donizetti.
In “The Magic Flute” by Mozart, she played The Queen of the Night at a concert held in Homestead “Arkhangelsk” and at the Concert Hall “ZIL” in Moscow.
In 2006 she was the winner of the “Felix Mendelssohn” competition in Moscow. In 2007, she was the winner of the “Silver Dew” competition in Moscow. In 2009 she received Grand Prix of Feodor Chaliapin International Competition in Ukraine. In 2011, she advanced to the semi-final round of the “Competizione dell’opera” in Moscow.
Her operatic roles include Gilda (“Rigoletto” by Verdi), Lauretta (“Gianni Schicchi” by Puccini), Olympia (“The Tales of Hoffmann” by Offenbach), Prilep (“The Queen of Spades” by Tchaikovskii), and the Snow Maiden (“The Snow Maiden” by Rimskii-Korsakov).
Dusaev is a well-known Russian pianist and concertmaster.
He graduated from Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in 2003 with a Masters in piano while studying with the world-famous professor Vera Gornostaeva. From 2003 to 2005, he attended the same graduate school and was mentored by the same professor.
While being at the graduate school, Dusaev was awarded the Mstislav Rostropovich grant.
He is a prizewinner of numerous international competitions in Russia and Europe.
He also attended international music festivals and participated in piano master classes and concerts as a valuable artist and a guest.
In 2013, Dusaev moved to New York where he works as a concertmaster and a teacher. He is employed by several ballet schools in New York City and collaborates with professors from two leading music schools, such as the Juilliard School of Music, Mannes College and others.
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