Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Interview/Review with the Michigan Daily

by Akshay Seth on recently performed Don Giovanni
Audiences also reacted positively to the quirky and often volatile Donna Elvira, a betrayed lover of Giovanni’s who set out to prevent the troublemaker from causing any more mischief. Her portrayal in the song “Flee from the traitor!” brought many in the packed auditorium to their feet. The character is portrayed by Antonina Chekhovskaya, a graduate student studying music. When describing her role, Chekhovskaya alluded to Elvira’s deeply conflicted nature.“Donna Elvira is an interesting character to play because she’s so layered.” Chekhovskaya said. “She hates what Don Giovanni does but only because she loves him so deeply.”

Solo with Orpheus Singers

I will be performing Mozart's Laudate Dominum from Vesperae Solennes de Confessore (KV 339) with the University of Michigan Orpheus Singers and Orchestra on Sunday, December 9th 2012 at 3PM at Stamps Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Don Giovanni Press Review

Opening night of Don Giovanni at the University of Michigan - Nov. 8, 2012. "Soprano Antonina Chekhovskaya was solid in her performance as Donna Elvira, often commanding the stage when she sang." - Ann Arbor Press

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Ann Arbor Press Review of Don Giovanni