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rada tochalna

Melbourne based soprano, born in Sevastopol where she began her musical career as a pianist. Rada graduated with Honours from the Music Academy in Lviv (Ukraine). She continued under Professor of singing Igor Kushpler, actively participating in various musical festivals such as Summer Festival in Kiev, 13th Ukrainian Days festival in Szcsecin (Poland) (2009) and Festival Oksany Petrusenko in Sevastopol, as well as being chosen by the Minister of Culture, Sevastopol, to perform for the President of Ukraine (2010).
She then undertook her Master degree of Arts in Music Performance at the Zurich University of the Arts with world-renowned mezzo-soprano Cornelia Kallisch, where she received Honours. 

Rada has appeared in numerous operatic roles, including Caroline (Il matrimonio segreto), Constance (Dialogues des Carmélites), Amor (Orpheo ed Euridice), Fairy Godmother (Cendrillon), Foreign Woman (The Consul) and First Lady (Die Zauberflöte) in Melbourne during 2014. 

In 2012 Rada was a semi-finalist of the Stenhammar and Montserrat Caballé International Singing Competitions. In 2014 she was the recipient of the Henkell Family Young Artist Fellowship at The Opera Studio Melbourne, and the Alice Amy McDonald Trust Travelling Fellowship. She took part in Nagambie Lakes Opera Festival in 2015, as well as Spring Street Beat Festival of the Parliament of Victoria (2015) and Melbourne East Arts Festival 2015. 


In 2016 her concert platform includes recitals for the Art Song Canberra, Music Lovers Society, Winchelsea Morning Melodies and Diamond Creek Concert Series in Melbourne.
Since 2016 Rada is a part of the Voci Classico opera singers quartet.

Roles with BK Opera

Amor - Orfee et Eurydice / Iphigenie en Tauride (2018)

Violetta Valéry - La Traviata (2017)

Micaëla - Carmen (2016)