Natalja Sticco

Supports:     Fisher House Foundation     (veteran medical care);     Air Force Aid Society     (education for veterans);     Army Emergency Relief     (veteran relief)

Supports: Fisher House Foundation (veteran medical care); Air Force Aid Society (education for veterans); Army Emergency Relief (veteran relief)

Natalja is a professional operatic and classical singer from Peabody, MA. She has appeared as a choral vocalist with the Latvian National Opera and Ballet (2009-2017). In 2019, she made her US debut in the role of Mercedes in Commonwealth Lyric Theater's production of Carmen and is currently a member of Corsara Artists, an international ensemble of Opera and Classical music singers. 

During her time with the Latvian National Opera and Ballet, Natalja was selected to participate in the Opera's first Young Artists' Program under the Direction of Andrejs Zagars where she performed Orlofsky (die Fledermaus) and mastered the role of Olga in Eugene Onegin. As a member of the LNO Choir, she had the honor of performing in support of Opera greats such as Tenor Jonas Kaufman, Soprano Kristine Opolais and Mezzo-Soprano Elina Garanca in premier venues including: Teatro Calderón, Vallladolid, Spain (Macbeth, 2010); National Opera and Ballet of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus (Traviata, 2010); Rahvusooper Estonia, Talllinn, Estonia (Eugene Onegin, M'dame Butterfly, 2011); Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Russia (Eugene Onegin, Lucia di Lammermoor, 2013), Monte Carlo (Carmen, 2013), and the Royal Opera House Muscat, Muscat, Oman (Der fliegende Holländer, 2013). Natalja is a 2012 graduate of the Latvian Academy of Music where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Music. During her studies she participated in productions by the Academy's prestigious opera studio 'Figaro', performing the roles of Nanny (Eugene Onegin), Kastcheevna (Kaschey the Immortal) and Death (chamber opera Stalin and Death). 

She has studied in Master Classes with Axel Everaert (Belgium), Paolo de Napoli (Italy) and Margarita Gruzdeva (Latvia) as well as private vocal coaching from Sopranos Hanneke de Wit (Netherlands) and Julianna Bavarska (Germany). Currently, Natalja studies under the direction of Thomas Jones of the Office of the Arts at Harvard University, expanding her repertoire to include Baroque and Sacred Music. Her vocal repertoire also includes Seven Spanish Folksongs (Manuel de Falla), as well as a selection of Russian, German and French songs and romances. Natalja is fluent in the Russian (native), English and Latvian languages, as well as having advanced skills (performance and conversational) in French, German, Italian and Latin. 

With a passion for learning and advocate for Women in STEM Professions, Natalja also holds Bachelor (BSc) & Master of Science (MSc) Degrees in Information Technology from Riga Technical University. She currently lives with her husband outside of Boston, Massachusetts where she volunteers in the Sacred Music Program in her family's Parish, as well as advocates and supports various programs in the Greater Boston Area for Disabled Veterans.

Sonja Tengblad