Natalya Gennadi’s portrayal of Oksana is strong, while showcasing a nuanced blend of the character’s optimism and resilience. Gennadi displays dazzling vocals. Adam Fisher as Father Alexander [...]
It is a tribute to the artistry of the performers of Oksana G., the new opera from Toronto’s Tapestry Opera, that the vividness and explicit action of the opera never overwhelms the heart of the [...]
Ten years in the making and featuring a cast of 56 that sings in four languages, the ambitious opera Oksana G. makes its world premiere. Starring the Ukrainian-Canadian soprano Natalya Gennadi, [...]
It's a story that is current, and likely closer to home than many Canadian audiences may realize. For Gennadi, Oksana G. is "Canadian, and it's Ukrainian. It's human." "It's a great piece of opera."
Canadian opera lovers, especially those of Ukrainian background, are about to get treated to something truly special: a new opera based on a real contemporary issue. Moreover, the opera’s first [...]
It’s hard to imagine a role more tailor-made for Natalya Gennadi, a lyric soprano who immigrated to Canada from Ukraine eleven years ago, than Oksana G. The opera is sung in various languages – [...]