WORD AND MELODY
Russian soprano Yulia Petrachuk, Peruvian Baritone Jose Sacin and Belarusian pianist Tatiana Loisha will grace the gorgeous stage of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church with an Interesting Art Songs program.
You will hear spellbinding song cycles by Richard Strauss and Claude Debussy, selected songs by an American contemporary composer Emmanuel Dubois and beautiful songs by Sergey Rachmaninoff and Giuseppe Verdi, as well you will enjoy a colorful song cycle by Joaquin Turina and song selections by one of the foremost Argentine composers of 20th century Carlos Guastavino.
The concert will be completed with a touching duet of Nedda and Silvio from Ruggero Leoncavallo’s opera Pagliacci.
Yulia Petrachuk, soprano
“Yulia is a special and unique artist, able to hold her own on any stage in the world”
(Daniel Rigazzi, Stage Director at Metropolitan Opera in NYC).
Her debut as a professional opera singer was with the State Theater Bern, Switzerland in 2010. She has also performed with Theater Biel (Switzerland), Ash Lawn Opera Festival (USA), Opera Ischia (Italy), Dicapo Opera Theater NYC, and Vocal Productions NYC. In 2014, she made her debut at the Carnegie Hall with Steven Crawford. Some of her main roles performed include Fiordiligi, Mimi, Violetta, Nedda, Iolanta, Tatiana, Euridice, Flaminio, Lauretta, and Adina.
In 2012, Ms. Petrachuk received a grant by the The Schuyler Foundation for Career Bridge and in 2015 she was one of the Finalists in the Vocal Arts DC Discovery Series Competition in Washington DC. In 2015, she won the Montpelier Art Center’s Classical Recital Series Competition. Late in 2015, she sang with Opera Camerata in Washington DC, in the principal role of Fiordiligi, in Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte. In November 2015, Ms. Petrachuk successfully performed the World Premiere of “Yulia” (a song cycle for soprano and strings dedicated to her by composer E. Dubois) at the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center in New York City, in collaboration with the renowned Italian pianist Carlo Pari.
Jose Sacin, baritone
Peruvian baritone Jose Sacín has a sturdy, commanding voice with the versatility and musicality that make him perfectly suited for the roles of Verdi and Verismo.
Recent performances include the roles of Scarpia in Tosca and Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte with Opera Camerata of Washington, Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro at the Teatro Municipal in Lima, Peru; Sharpless in Madama Butterfly with Opera Camerata of Washington, Ein Bote in Guntram with Washington Concert Opera, Germont in La Traviata with the In series, Figaro in The Barber of Seville also with OCW. In 2013, Mr. Sacín returned to Opera Camerata of Washington to perform Tonio in I Pagliacci and Die Sprecher in Die Zauberflöte. He will sing Germont in La Traviata at Opera in Williamsburg, cover the title role in Verdi’s Macbeth at Opera Delaware, perform Roque in Marina at Teatro Lirico DC, and Payador in Maria de Buenos Aires with Connecticut Lyric Opera. In 2012, he was seen at Opera Delaware and at New York Lyric Opera. He also has worked with Washington National Opera, Opera de Lima, Opera Delaware, IVAI Festival (Tel Aviv), Baltimore Opera, Opera Camerata of Washington, Caramoor Opera Festival, Opera North, and Maryland Opera Society.
He performed at a nationally televised event for Pope Benedict XVI alongside Placido Domingo at Nationals Stadium in Washington, DC, and sang the world premiere of selected passages from the newly discovered version of La Forza del Destino with Philip Gossett at Caramoor International Music Festival.
Tatiana Loisha, pianist
B.A. in piano performance, Belarusian State Academy of Music. Graduate program in collaborative piano, Belarusian State Academy of Music. Winner of the Shostakovich competition (St. Petersburg, Russia, 2001), International Competition for Young Pianists (Brest, France, 2002). Winner of several contests for singers and pianists duets in Vilnius, Lithuania, 2006; St. Petersburg, Russia, 2006; Kazan, Russia, 2007.
Tatiana collaborated with vocalists as: Yuri Gorodetski, Oksana Volkova, and Ilya Silchukov. The collaboration embraced preparing for such well-known international competitions as Queen Elisabeth Competition, Operalia, BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, Montreal International Musical Competition and performing at them, followed up by recitals and CD recording.
In 2013, Tatiana worked as conductor assistant with Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic – European Art Centre (Bialystok, Poland) with conductor Michał Klauza.
Some of Tatiana’s discography includes: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff: Romances (Kovcheg, Minsk, Belarus); Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky: Russian Songs (ATMA Classique, Canada); Queen Elisabeth Competition: Singing 2008.