Tatyana Rashkovsky, mezzo-soprano, was born in Moscow, where she received her Bachelor of Music Degree at the Musical College of Moscow State Conservatory, studying voice with noted contralto Vera Smirnova. She continued her studies at the Moscow State Conservatory with soprano Vera Kudriavtseva. Her operatic debut, as Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, was as a member of the Opera Studio of the Moscow Conservatory. Tatyana came to the United States, where she joined the Advanced Studies Program at the University of Southern California. While a participant in the USC Opera Workshop, she performed the title role in Handel’s Julius Caesar, Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro, and Conception in Ravel’s L’Heure Espagnole.
After a successful audition for the Los Angeles Music Center Opera, Tatyana joined the company in the role of Die Vertraute in Strauss’s Electra opposite Marilyn Zschau and Leonie Rysanek, conducted by Randall Behr. As a part of the company’s Resident Artist Program, she also understudied the roles of Emilia in Verdi’s Otello, starring Placido Domingo and June Anderson, Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, with Thomas Allen, and Siebel in Gounod’s Faust, starring Veronica Villaroel. Other highlights of her career include performing the roles of Enrichetta in Bellini’s I Puritani with Placido Domingo conducting UCLA Symphony Orchestra, Lola in Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana with Casa Italiana, 3rd Lady in Mozart’s Magic Flute with San Jose Opera, Orlofsky in Strauss’s Die Fledermaus and Maddalena in Verdi’s Rigoletto with Santa Barbara Grand Opera, Giovanna in Verdi’s Rigoletto with Opera Company of Philadelphia, Mrs. Herring in Britten’s Albert Herring with Temple University Opera and Flora in Verdi’s La Traviata with Academy of Vocal Arts. Ms. Rashkovsky’s orchestra and oratorio engagements include Alto Solo in Mahler’s Symphony no.2 with Santa Barbara Symphony and Alto Soloist in Handel’s Messiah with Delaware Valley Choral.
Tatyana holds a Master Degree in Opera Performance from the Temple University and she attended prestigious summer vocal institute at the Music Academy of the West. She was a resident artist with the Academy of Vocal Arts and Virginia Opera. The winner of the First Prize in the Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, Second Prize Winner in the Parkinson Award Competition, the winner of the Pasadena Opera Guild Scholarship, she was a finalist in the Palm Springs Opera Guild Competition, Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition and the Luciano Pavarotti World Competition.
Ms. Rashkovsky future engagements include: Alto Soloist in Mozart’s C minor Mass and Verdi’s Requiem, Sorceress in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with Vox Ama Deus, Lola in Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana with New Jersey Verismo Opera, Teresa in Bellini’s La Sonnambula with Concert Opera of Philadelphia and Berta in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Suzuki in Puccini’s Madame Butterfly with Atlantic Coast Festival.