Known for her interpretations of operatic arias, Natalja Sticco is emerging as a powerhouse classical crossover artist. She is a favorite of the concert-going public for her enchanting on-stage persona, and voice of uncommon richness.
The Latvian-born mezzo-soprano launched her singing career in 2009 as a chorus member of the Latvian National Opera, eventually breaking-out as a soloist and concert performer in the United States in 2018. She has appeared in over 200 performances of 30 operas in 6 countries within Europe, the Middle East, and North America.
Natalja appeared in LNO’s major productions for seven seasons, including those featuring Opera greats Tenor Jonas Kaufman, Soprano Kristine Opolais and Mezzo-Soprano Elina Garanca. Her touring experience includes performances at Teatro Calderón, Vallladolid, Spain (Macbeth, 2010); National Opera and Ballet of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus (Traviata, 2010); Rahvusooper Estonia, Talllinn, Estonia (Eugene Onegin, M'dame Butterfly, 2011); Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Russia (Eugene Onegin, Lucia di Lammermoor, 2013), Monte Carlo (Carmen, 2013), and the Royal Opera House Muscat, Muscat, Oman (Der fliegende Holländer, 2013).
She has trained in Master Classes with Axel Everaert (Belgium), Paolo de Napoli (Italy), Margarita Gruzdeva and Anita Garanca (Latvia, LNO). As well as private vocal coaching from Soprano Hanneke de Wit (Netherlands).
A rare “Verdi-Mezzo” Natalja enchants audiences with a scorching beauty and personal warmth which exemplifies the elegance and sophistication synonymous with classical music. Her thoughtful investigations of Baroque music is also garnering considerable recognition, even among the non-opera-going public. As directors and admirers attest, her vocal talent is immense. In 2019 Natalja further reinforced the changing perceptions of classical music vocalists when she created a haunting legato for director Martin P. Stevens’ film, “The House of Schudder.”