Meet the Artist: Inna Dukach
The title of Verdi’s opera, La traviata, when translated to English, means “the woman who strayed” or “the fallen woman”. In Opera Omaha’s production of this great opera, Inna Dukach is charged with not only singing, but personifying that idea in the role of Violetta. Her previous performance of Violetta earned the following remarks from a reviewer in Kontrapunkt:
“Inna Dukach is the genuine embodiment of Violetta. Not only is her technical output impeccable, but she has a brilliant coloratura soprano. Exceptionally talented, charismatic and beautiful – with a mix of fragility, vulnerability, passion, and joy of life. Her acting is delicate and theatrical with finely measured gestures. This demanding part in her execution appears as light gossamer because she performs it without any visible effort.”
This gorgeous role is well-matched to the lovely voice and superb theatrical skills of our Violetta, Ms. Inna Dukach. We are excited to present La traviata and Ms. Dukach to the Omaha community. Make plans to join us today!
Tickets are available through Ticket Omaha or by calling 402-345-0606. Performances are Friday, October 5 at 7:30pm and Sunday, October 7 at 2:00pm. Don’t miss it!
The biography below is from Ms. Dukach’s professional website. Click herefor more information.
Russian-American soprano Inna Dukach has been praised for “an immediately appealing, youthfully rich and velvety voice,” and when shen made her Covent Garden debut as Musetta in La Bohème, MusicOMH wrote, “It was, however, Inna Dukach’s portrayal of Musetta that stole the show. She earned mid-aria applause with a spell binding pianissimo in act 2, and even managed to inject some humanity into the usually shallow man-eater.”
Inna’s engagements in 2012-2013 include Violetta in La traviata with Opera Omaha, as well as in concert with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with Toledo Opera.
Ms. Dukach’s 2011-2012 season included debuts with the Israeli Opera, as Nedda in Pagliacci; Dayton Opera, as Mimì in La Bohème; Pensacola Opera, for her role debut as Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly; and New Orleans Opera, as Nedda and the soprano soloist in Carmina Burana. She also returned to Opera Colorado, as Rosalba in Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas, and appeared with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, as Mimì.
The soprano made her London debut at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Musetta in La Bohème. She was chosen to sing the role of Mimì in La Bohème for two consecutive seasons at New York City Opera, and recently returned to the role for her debut with Opera Colorado. She has also appeared as the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro for Hawaii Opera Theatre; Walter in La Wally with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam; Pamina in Die Zauberflöte for Opera Hong Kong; Liù in Turandot for the Savonlinna Opera Festival; Tatiana in Eugene Onegin with Opéra Lyra Ottawa; Violetta in La traviata with the Croatian National Opera; Dorotea in Conte’s Don Chisciotte with the Caramoor Festival; Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with both Orlando Opera and with Opera Carolina; Xenia in Boris Godunov for San Diego Opera; and Caroline Gaines in Margaret Garner with Opera Carolina.
She made her Alice Tully Hall debut with the American Symphony Orchestra as Aljeja in Janáček’s From the House of the Dead, and her Carnegie Hall debut in a program of Rutter’s Magnificat and Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem. Other concert highlights have included a concert of Gluck arias with Opera de Oviedo in Spain; the Beethoven Missa Solemnis with the Hartford Symphony; Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder with Theater Pforzheim in Germany; Songs of Yiddish Poetry, as well as the Verdi Requiem with the Brooklyn Philharmonic; the Dvorak Stabat Mater and Brahms Requiem with the Greenwich Choral Society; the Mozart Requiem with the Saratoga Choral Festival; Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Smith College Orchestra at Carnegie Hall; and Barber’s Knoxville: Summer Of 1915 with Bay Shore Lyric Opera.
Inna Dukach received her Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from Mannes College of Music, and her Bachelor’s Degree from Smith College.