Monday, December 30, 2013

U-M Concerto Competition Finals

I will have the pleasure to perform Strauss' Four Last Songs again, with Dylan Perez at the piano, on Thursday, January 9, 2014, 4:00 PM at the beautiful Hill Auditorium!

Open to the public with free admission. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Ariadne auf Naxos Photos

Chekhovskaya as Primadonna in Ariadne auf Naxos - University of Michigan Opera Theatre '13

Chekhovskaya as Ariadne in Ariadne auf Naxos

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Concert to benefit Typhoon victims in the Philippines - DEC. 1, 2013

Please join us for a concert to benefit Typhoon victims in the Philippines on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 8 PM at the Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 423 S. Fourth Ave, Ann Arbor, MI (734.554.6149)

Requiem - M. Durufle's (Arianne Abela, conductor)
Russian Romances Op. 38 - S. Rachmaninoff (Antonina Chekhovskaya, soprano, Dylan Perez, piano)

More Information

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Conducting Orpheus Singers/Orchestra - DEC. 10, 2013

University of Michigan Orpheus Singers & Orchestra Concert
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 8pm
Concordia University Chapel
Ann Arbor, MI

Magnificat - J.D. Zelenka
Miserere C-moll - J.D. Zelenka (Antonina Chekhovskaya, conductor)
St. Nicholas - B. Britten

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Winner of the Metropolitan Opera Michigan District National Council Auditions - Nov. 16, 2013

Pleased to announce that I am one of the winners of the Metropolitan Opera (Michigan District) National Council Auditions. I will be singing in the Great Lakes Region Finals at the Detroit Opera House on February 23, 2014.

The judge panel for the Michigan District was:
Denyce Graves
Ward Holmquist
Roger Pines

The judge panel for the Great Lakes Region Finals will be:
Michael Easton
Gayletha Nichols
George Shirley

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Winner of the Czech/Slovak International Competition - Oct. 4, 2013

I'm pleased to announce, this past Friday, October 4, the finals of the Czech/Slovak International Competition where held in Montreal, Quebec and I received the Premier Prix, Prix Antonin Dvorak Prize which is accompanied with Concerts in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. I had a wonderful time with performing among talented colleagues and meeting an incredible panel of judges. 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Finals in the Czech/Slovak International Montreal Voice Competition

Singing in the finals of this competition today, Friday, October 4th. Open to the public, I will sing sometime between 2:45-3:30PM. Come on out if you are in town and there will also be a concert tonight at 7:30PM with all the nine finalists.

The address is:
Maison de la culture Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie, 6707 Avenue de Lorimier, Montréal, Montreal, Quebec H2G 2P8, Canada

Hope to see you there!!

I will be singing "È Susanna non vien... Dove sono" from Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart), "Mamicko" Jenufa's aria from Jenufa (Janacek), "Sbohem a satacek" art song by Kapralova, for a special prize, and "Ma pisen za mi laskou zni" from Gypsy songs (Dvorak). This is the length of a half recital, come enjoy this journey with me.

Check back for results.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

MOZART: Le Nozze di Figaro

Performances of the Opera Concert Production are:

Saturday, September 14th, 2PM (Daniel Brier, Conductor)
Tuesday, September, 17th, 8PM (Rodrigo Ruiz, Conductor)

at the Macintosh Theatre, University of Michigan, School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Moore Building, Baits Drive, Ann Arbor, MI

Orchestra: University of Michigan Students
Chorus Master: John King, Conductor
Figaro, Isaac D. Droscha
Susanna, Natalie Doran
Il Conte, Ian Greenlaw
La Contessa: Antonina Chekhovskaya
Dottor Bartolo: Jonathan Harris
Marcellina: Elizabeth Galafa
Don Basilio/Don Curzio: Tom Cilluffo
Barbarina: Alexandria Strother
Antonio: Jonny Schechner

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Music Director/Conductor

I am pleased to announce that I have accepted a position as a Music Director and Choral Conductor at the North Hills Christian Reformed Church in Troy. Excited to make music, worship God, and grow together spiritually and musically in this ministry! 

Monday, August 5, 2013

La Contessa - Le Nozze di Figaro

I will be performing as La Contessa in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro (concert version) with the UM school project. Performance dates will be posted soon.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Friends of Opera Competition Winner: Recital

The recital will be on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 4PM at the Ann Arbor, MI, Kerrytown Concert House. The program will consist of opera arias, scenes, and art songs, including Rachmaninoff's Op. 38 and the final scene fromTchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin.

Featuring baritone, Jonathan Lasch and pianist, Dylan Perez

Songfest Performance Dates - Colburn School, Los Angeles, CA

Concert: The Marc and Eva Stern Fellows - Thayer Hall
     Performing Antonin Dvorak's Gypsy Songs, Op. 55 with Lucas Wong at the piano
Lucas Wong, Pianist

MONDAY, JULY 8, 2013 AT 1:15PM
Masters Class with Margo Garrett - Opera Composers in Song
     Performing G.C.Menotti's La Lettera from Canti Della Lontananza with Nathan Salazar at the piano
Margo Garrett

Concert: Songs in Russian - Thayer Hall (Coached by Liza Stepanova)
     Performing P.I. Tchaikovsky's Den li tsarit, Op. 47, No. 6 with Nathan Salazar at the piano
Liza Stepanova

Concert: Hommage to Franz Liszt - Thayer Hall (Devised and coached by SongFusion)
     Performing F. Liszt's Im Rhein, I'm schönen Strome with Nathan Salazar at the piano

*Subject to change

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Debut with the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra

Exciting news: I will be performing Mozart Requiem as a Soprano Soloist with the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Lockington, November 22 & 23, at 8PM, DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids, MI

For tickets and more information, click here GR Symphony Orchestra

Thursday, April 4, 2013


As Primadonna in Ariadne auf Naxos - UM Opera Theatre

April 13 Performance has been RESCHEDULED to April 26

Please note the change of date, time and location of the originally scheduled April 13th DMA recital.

I will be a featured soloist on Matthew Brower, Collaborative pianist, recital on Friday, April 26 at 7PM at the First Congregational Church, 608 E William St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Press Review of Ariadne

"And if that is how Ms. Chekhovskaya sounds when she’s sick, one can only wonder at her full powers." - Ann Arbor Press

"When guest conductor Kamal Khan (visiting from South Africa) first emerged, baton in hand, he announced that Antonina Chekhovskaya, the soprano scheduled to sing the part of Ariadne, had a head cold and might not be able to perform the entire show. Since the opera has been double cast, another Ariadne was available if necessary, but the show went on as planned. And if that is how Ms. Chekhovskaya sounds when she’s sick, one can only wonder at her full powers. As the lovesick Ariadne, abandoned on the desert island of Naxos by Theseus after helping him defeat the Minotaur in the labyrinth, her scenes are mesmerizing. Shrouded in black fabric, sometimes projecting from a completely prone position, she begs for death to the accompaniment of melancholy violins. She is attended by three dreadlocked sea nymphs whose voices blend like rolling waves, while shades of the underworld reach their hands up around Ariadne from the floor. Chekhovskaya’s desperate longing is entirely convincing."

To read the rest of the article:
Ann press review

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Ariadne auf Naxos

I will be performing the title role of Ariadne auf Naxos Friday, March 29 - 8PM and Sunday, March 31 - 4PM at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre with the University of Michigan opera theatre, directed by Kay Castaldo and conducted by Kamal Khan. 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Soprano Soloist with UPO

Chekhovskaya will be performing Mendelssohn's "Hear my prayer... O for the wings of a dove" with the University Philharmonic Orchestra and University Choir conducted by Dr. Eugene Rogers on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 8PM at the historic Hill Auditorium.

Interesting fact: Hill Auditorium celebrates its 100th birthday this season. 

Winner of the Ann Arbor Friends of Opera Voice Competition

Saturday, February 2, 2013, Antonina Chekhovskaya was named the winner of the Friends of Opera Voice Competition. In addition to the award, Chekhovskaya will be represented by the Friends of Opera in a public recital that will be held sometime in late Spring at the Kerrytown Concert House. Check back for the recital date. 

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Conducting Recital = Success

I had an amazing time preparing and conducting some of the best musicians at the University of Michigan School of Music. I learned so much and we had many great moments of real music making!

Dress Rehearsal: Mozart Coronation Mass

Concert: January 29, 2013