COMPOSITIONS



VOCAL MUSIC



SIX LOVE SONGS by SARA TEASDALE (2015)

Program Notes & Texts

REVIEW (in English) (in Russian)


Message

Recorded Live
Nika Leoni, soprano, with Violetta Zabbi, piano

Faults

Recorded Live
Nika Leoni, soprano, with Violetta Zabbi, piano

Wild Asters

Recorded Live
Nika Leoni, soprano, with Violetta Zabbi, piano

Pierrot

Recorded Live
Nika Leoni, soprano, with Violetta Zabbi, piano

Less than the clouds to the wind

To-night

EURIDICE, Operatic Suite (2012-2015)


Program Notes & Texts

REVIEW


Part I. Reflessioni
Lyrics by Marilena Ruscica

Recorded Live
Nika Leoni, soprano, with Violetta Zabbi, piano


Part II. Ritrovamenti

Recorded Live
Nika Leoni, soprano, with Violetta Zabbi, piano

ELEGY (2012)

Film/theater song
Lyrics by Nika Leoni

Performed, recorded & produced by Nika Leoni


Awakening (2012)
Recording in progress. Sound tracks coming soon.

CHAMBER

Recording in progress. Sound tracks coming soon.

DANCE/THEATER

Recording in progress. Sound tracks coming soon.

CHORAL & SACRED

Recording in progress. Sound tracks coming soon.

FILM SCORE


Killer Contract (independent feature film, 2012)

Killer's Song
(Lyrics by S. Vedula)

Performed, recorded & produced by Nika Leoni

Main Theme


Scene: Feelings


Scene: Cooking/Killing



IN THE PRESS:

"Nika Leoni … is an exceptionally talented composer and singer,
with triumphant femininity manifest in her music as well as her appearance,
and definitely worthy of our very special attention. ...

The audience listened spellbound, face to face with a show of true talent.
Eurydice, one of her ... oeuvres—a suite of immortal love.
You will find everything here—the tragedy of parting,
all-encompassing sorrow, and love beyond boundaries.
How did Leoni manage to express it all in music and song?
And how she sang! Her voice has power and tenderness,
character and sheer beauty.

And the music that she wrote would make Orpheus proud.
This is truly a gift... ."


- Margarina Shklyarevskaya, Russian Bazaar, New York
October 2015

 

"Nika Leoni's talent is extraordinary. ... The music has a sound of mystery and runs the gamut of feelings which Eurydice must have been experiencing ... .
It's dramatically beautiful while conveying confusion, love and finally acceptance."


- Sarah B. Roberts, Adventures in the Endless Pursuit of Entertainment
October 2015