Nika Leoni, Soprano

Calendar

June 20, 2016

INTERVIEW with St. Louis Public Radio, (covering Make Music Day St. Louis 2016)

Read the web article HERE

May 13, 2016

COMPOSERS AS PERFORMERS

Composers Nika Leoni (soprano) and Dina Pruzhansky (piano) perform
their own original compositions.

Program features selections from Euridice suite
and Six Love Songs by Sara Teasdale.

Turtle Bay Artist Series,
New York

October 9, 2015

COMPOSERS RECITAL

Vocal music by Nika Leoni.

Program features Euridice suite in two scenes and Love Songs by Sara Teasdale.

(With Violetta Zabbi, piano).

New York

IN THE MEDIA:

Article (PDF) / Article (website)

March 17, 2013

WORLD PREMIERE: "Central Park" - a new musical for children by Dina Pruzhansky
(in Russian)

Producer/Artistic Director

JCC-Manhattan, New York

CLICK HERE for information


IN THE MEDIA:

Russian Bazaar article

Mikhail Goler review

September 27, 2012

Performer: Russian Romances - Live performance of Russian vocal music at
a Portrait Exhibition Opening.

JCC Manhattan, New York

CLICK HERE for information

June 6, 2012

Performer: Russian Romances - A program dedicated to the poetry of A. Pushkin
at Pushkin's Birthday Celebration Event.

Russian Consulate, New York

May 27, 2012

Performer: Russian Romances - A program dedicated to the poetry of A. Pushkin and other celebrated Russian poets at the REDEDICATION OF POETS' GARDEN.

Arrow Park, Monroe, NY

CLICK HERE for information

March 24, 2012

Performer: The Music by George Oakley - A newly composed song cycle by George Oakley

Weill Carnegie Recital Hall (at Carnegie Hall), New York

CLICK HERE for information

September 18, 2011

Performer: "Russian Soul in the Early Fall" - A Tribute to Russian Masters; from Romances and Dances to Classics and Improv

with Luba Poliak (piano), Iryna Krechkovsky-Loucks (violin), Ilia Skibinsky (piano/saxophone/composer/arranger), Eddy Khaimovich (double bass), and Adriana Salgado and Orlando Reyes (dancers)

The Colonial Theater, Berkshire, MA

Information: www.thecolonialtheatre.org

BUY TICKETS

July 1, 2011

Featured Interview in "Russian Parent Magazine" - questions on career, the latest productions for children, and living in New York

CLICK HERE to read the Interview (in Russian)

June 19, 2011

Producer, Artistic Director, and Co-Author: "One Day at the Opera Theater" ("Один день в оперном театре") - an interactive musical play for children (in Russian)

92 Street Y (Russian Sundays Program),

Information/Tickets: www.92y.org/RussianSundays

REVIEWS:

Russian Bazaar article

June 8, 2011

Featured Guest on Live TV Show "Kontakt" (RTN, Russian Television Network), New York

April 20, 2011

Featured Guest on Radio Pozitiv, 87.7 FM (7PM Show), New York City

Information: www.radiopozitiv.com

March 20, 2011

Producer, Artistic Director, and Performer: The title role in "Queen Esther" by Albert Markov

The Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Auditorium, JCC in Manhattan, New York City

Information/Tickets: www.jccmanhattan.org

REVIEWS:

Russian Bazaar (webpage)
Russian Bazaar (PDF)
Forum (webpage)
Forum (PDF)

September 17 & 19, 2010

Guest Performer: Shostakovich: "Four Songs for Soprano" (Op. 86) (WORLD PREMIERE ORCHESTRATION)

One World Symphony, New York

Information/Tickets: www.oneworldsymphony.org

August 26 & 28, 2010

Performer: Opera "Le Villi" by G. Puccini (the lead role of Anna)

Empire Opera, New York City

Information/Tickets: www.empireopera.org/Mainstage.html

March 6-7, 2010

Performer: Opera "The Veil of Forgetfulness" by S. Stoderl (lead role of Joan Plantagenet) (WORLD PREMIERE)

Brooklyn Repertory Opera, Littlefield Theater, New York

Information/Tickets: www.bropera.org

February 28, 2010

Producer, Artistic Director, and Performer: The title role in the newly composed opera for children "Queen Esther" by A. Markov (WORLD PREMIERE)

The Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Auditorium, JCC in Manhattan, New York City

Information/tickets: www.classicalpresentations.com

REVIEWS:

Russian Bazaar (webpage)
Russian Bazaar (article: PDF)
Forum (webpage)
Forum (article: PDF)
Vecherniy New York (article: PDF)
Ladies' World (article)
Nash Dom America (article: PDF)

 

November 3-14, 2009

OFF-BROADWAY DEBUT!

Performer: Roles of Laura and Mary in the new musical play "Pushkin's Little Tragedies" (WORLD PREMIERE); English translation and music by Julian Henry Lowenfeld

Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York City

Information/tickets: www.littletragedies.org

REVIEWS:

Russian Bazaar (article)
Russian Reklama (article)
Novoye Russkoye Slovo (article)
Backstage (review)
Sarah B. Roberts (review)

November 2, 2009

Interview for the Evening News from America”, Russian Television (NATIONAL BROADCAST)

Information/tickets: www.littletragedies.org

October 23, 2009

Featured Interview with a prominent Pushkin scholar Nadezhda Braginskaya (NATIONAL BROADCAST)

Radio "Nadezhda", Davidzon Radio New York

Information/tickets: www.littletragedies.org

October 21, 2009

Featured Interview with Sima Berezanskaya in "Zvyozdnije Voini" - discussions on the show, the off-Broadway debut, the roles preparation

Davidzon Radio New York

Information/tickets: www.littletragedies.org

July 17, 2009

CD RELEASE

Performer, Arranger, and Producer: “Dark Eyes – Очи Чёрные: Favorite Russian Romances and Traditional Songs

Larion Records™

Click here to listen to the samples and purchase this CD.



COMMENTS:

Fantastic Russian romance album - very deep, inspiring and touchy! Love every song, voices are beautiful. Real gem!

The very talented soprano shines and blends so beautifully with the tenor and guitar ... These classical voices sing this repertoire with such ease and depth. Wonderfully interpreted and arranged.

Beautiful music and voices. A sophisticated interpretation of Russian romance songs. One can listen to this CD over and over.

Masterful music arrangements make your heart so happy and tender.

This CD features some of the best-known Russian romance classics, featuring powerful and expressive vocals in beautiful arrangements. Especially impressive are the arrangements for two voices on several tracks. These are the romance classics the way they should sound - passionate, yet intimate and wistful.