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Profile: Award-Winning Teen Soprano Golda Berkman Joins
Dream Orchestra’s ‘Russian Dreams’ Concert on May 20
Beverly High School junior will sing selections from role of Tatiana from
Tchaikovsky’s opera ‘Eugene Onegin’ opposite famed baritone Vladimir Chernov
SANTA MONICA – While many teens may aspire to perform in their high school musical, Golda Berkman of Beverly Hills has been building her future as an opera soprano.
At 16, Golda made her Carnegie Hall debut in March 2015 and returned to the famous concert hall last December for another performance. Performing at Carnegie Hall is the Holy Grail for entertainers. If they step onto its stage, they’ve “made it” and that was naturally daunting to Golda.
“Of course the first time I was bubbling over with nervousness, but I fell in love with the experience. Just walking through the hallway of the Artists Entrance with its photos of all the greats who have performed there, all these people I admired, it was such a spiritual experience,” she recalled.
“The first time, I was nervous and had so many emotions. But as soon as I stepped offstage, I was in tears; it was so intense.”
On May 20, she adds the role of Tatiana from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin to her repertoire as she sings selections from the opera as part of the Dream Orchestra’s “Russian Dreams” concert at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica.
Interview: World-Renowned Opera Star Vladimir Chernov
Discusses Signature Role of Eugene Onegin
SANTA MONICA (April 27, 2016) – On May 20, Los Angeles audiences will enjoy a rare opportunity to hear world-renowned Russian baritone Vladimir Chernov sing selections from his signature leading role of the Tchaikovsky’s opera Eugene Onegin.
He has performed the role more than 100 times and will join the Dream Orchestra for its “Russian Dreams” performance on Friday, May 20, at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica. The concert includes Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5.
Russian tenor Vladimir Dmitruk will sing the role of Onegin’s best friend Lensky and award-winning teen soprano Golda Berkman will sing the role of the love-struck Tatiana.
As Chernov grew up in a village near the city of Krasnodar in southern Russia, Alexander Pushkin’s novel in verse, Eugene Onegin, became an important part of his education.
“All children grew up reading this poem. In school you couldn’t miss it, the poem about Tatiana and Onegin was the most, most important for our school time,” he recalled.
Little did young Vladimir suspect how the character Eugene Onegin would take him around the world singing the lead role in Tchaikovsky’s opera Eugene Onegin.
International Opera Star Vladimir Chernov Joins the Dream Orchestra
To Present ‘Russian Dreams’ Concert in Santa Monica on May 20
Tchaikovsky’s ‘Symphony No. 5,’ selections from ‘Eugene Onegin’ featured
SANTA MONICA (April 21) – World-renowned opera baritone Vladimir Chernov joins the Dream Orchestra for its “Russian Dreams” concert featuring Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and music from the opera Eugene Onegin on May 20.
“We are extremely fortunate to have Maestro Chernov perform the role of Eugene Onegin, one he has performed for the top opera companies in the world!” said Daniel Suk, Dream Orchestra Artistic Director and Conductor. “What better way to present the best of Tchaikovsky than to have one of Russia’s top opera ambassadors to perform the role as only he can.”
Artistic Director, Daniel Suk
Profile: Russian Tenor Vladimir Dmitruk Sings Selections from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin With Dream Orchestra on May 20
SANTA MONICA – Russian tenor Vladimir Dmitruk will perform with the Dream Orchestra at its “Russian Dreams” concert singing selections from Tchaikovsky’s opera Eugene Onegin on May 20. The concert also includes Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5.
Dmitruk will perform the opera’s role of Lensky and will be joined by Russian baritone Vladimir Chernov as Eugene Onegin and award-winning teen soprano Golda Berkman as Tatiana.
The concert takes place at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 20, at St. Monica Catholic Church, 725 California Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403. A free Dessert Reception will be presented by Urth Caffé following the concert for all attendees.
Tickets are $40 general admission and $30 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available at St. Monica Catholic Church, all Urth Caffé locations and by visiting www.brownpapertickets.com or www.dreamorchestra.org.
Dmitruk joined LA Opera in the 2013/14 season as a member of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program. He made his Company debut as the First Armored Man in The Magic Flute, going on to perform Maintop in Billy Budd and Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor. He won the CulturArte Prize at Placido Domingo’s Operalia 2013 in Verona, Italy.
A native of Minsk, Belarus, he won first place in the prestigious Irina Bogacheva International Voice Competition in St. Petersburg in 2011. Dmitruk sang with the Dream Orchestra in March of 2014 as a tenor soloist in Mozart’s Requiem.
The non-profit Dream Orchestra’s mission is to promote and present exciting, passionate classical music, enrich the lives of community members and most importantly, inspire the next generation of young people to love classical music and become artists.
A select group of music students from Southern California, some as young as 14, have the unique opportunity to perform alongside professional musicians through the Dream Orchestra’s Young Artists program. Not only are the students mentored by those professionals, they get to perform challenging classical music repertoire.
The Dream Orchestra’s season continues on Friday, July 15, with the magical “Dream Concert under the Stars.”
For more information, visit www.dreamorchestra.org.