Thursday, August 18, 2016

Central Park a Cappella Series 2

Click on the link to watch it on youtube. 

"Roars the deep Dnipr river" is a famous Ukrainian folk song with text by one of the most incredible poets, Taras Shevchenko. Enjoy this excerpt and I welcome your comments, thoughts, and what it resonates to you.


Taras became an orphan from a very young age... in the full version of this poem he writes how an orphaned girl is awaiting for her lover. She is worried that he won't return and as an orphan, she has no one else to love but him.... if he doesn't return, she doesn't see a point to go on. 

Do we feel like orphans at times? Why?  

Text translated: 

The mighty Dnipr roars and bellows,
The wind in anger howls and raves,
Down to the ground it bends the willows,
And mountain-high lifts up the waves.

In original Ukrainian language: 

Реве та стогне Дніпр широкий,
Сердитий вітер завива,
Додолу верби гне високі,
Горами хвилю підійма.

Audio and video recorded on my iPhone in Central Park, NYC! :)

Central Park A Cappella Series 1

Sometimes I go to the park and sing a cappella .... it is very interesting to see people's reaction. They are often confused why such a professional is singing in the park, under the bridge, for free. But, I do it because I gift something to strangers just because and it's priceless to see how it makes them feel. For many, it is the first time they ever hear an operatic sound live and they usually stand there and say, "Wow."

Watch it here. Enjoy.
Central Park a Cappella Series 1 - Antonina Chehovska

Monday, September 14, 2015

Review of the Opera America Recital

"...We are delighted to report that her prodigious talent is not just a "flash in the pan" ..."

"Enjoying" may be considered unduly faint praise. It would be more accurate to say that we were thrilled--perhaps even to the point of being in an altered state of consciousness."

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Recital Live stream today, from NYC Opera America Center

Join in today at 4PM! NYC recital debut at Opera America Center.

Link to the program:

Link to the live stream:


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

IVAI Scenes Concert review in New York City

"... matching her in versatility was soprano Antonina Chehovska who used her generous instrument and finely tuned dramatic sense to portray a reckless young woman and a wise and experienced aristocrat. Her Tatiana in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin was filled with passion and trepidation; she employed facial and body gesture along with word coloring and dynamic variety to make this long scene seem brief. Later, she distinguished herself with her regal and generous bearing as the Marschallin in Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier."

                                                                                                                                    - Voce di Meche

Full article

Cooper-Bing Competition, Antonina Chehovska Top Prize Winner

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Winner of the Schulyer Foundation Career Bridges Grant!

I could not have been more happier to learn these news last night! I'm so grateful and excited for the future.

I will be performing in the celebration Gala Concert this Tuesday, May 12th in NYC!

Monday, April 27, 2015


It was such an amazing experience to share the stage with so many talented singers in such a beautiful theatre for incredible audience. THANK YOU COLUMBUS OPERA! I cannot wait to return!

The prize also includes a recital debut in New York City at Opera America, which will take place in September. Date, time, and program details will be posted soon.

With love,

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Cooper-Bing (Opera Columbus) Competition Finals

I will be singing in the finals concert tomorrow at 2pm at the Southern Theatre in Columbus. You can purchase tickets at the door.

The arias that I will be performing are Tatiana's Letter Scene from Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky) and Csardas from Die Fledermaus (J.Strauss).