B i o g r a p h y

Savanna Sokolnicki (Soprano), has established herself as a successful international performer and voice teacher. She has many credits to her performing career including, most recently, the world premiere of Ron Beckett’s “The Wide Waters” with Arcady Opera in Ontario, Canada where she is an emerging artist. 

 

Ms. Sokolnicki's performing resume spans worldwide, including Asia, Europe and all over North America. She recently performed with Nashville Opera in their productions of Les contes d'Hoffmann and Amahl and the Night Visitors.  In 2018 she sang her premier with the renowned Canadian York Symphony Orchestra on their Holiday concert series. In the spring of 2018, Sokolnicki sang as the soprano soloist with the Belmont University Oratorio Chorus for their performance of the Brahms Requiem. Other performances include the role of Mrs. Peachum in Threepenny Opera (Street Theatre Company),  Carlotta in Phantom of the Opera (UK Opera Theatre), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni - Opera Orvieto), Juliette (Roméo et Juliette - UK Opera Theatre), Lily (The Secret Garden - Eastman Opera Theatre), Freulein Schneider (Cabaret - Eastman Opera Theatre), Olga (The Merry Widow - Eastman Opera Theatre). Sokolnicki also presented two successful lecture recitals; one focused on the German lieder surrounding the literary character of Gretchen from Goethe’s Faust as well as a chamber recital featuring the works of renowned Canadian composer John Greer.

Savanna's dissertation entitled, Gretchen's Soliloquy "Ach Neige Du Schmerzenreiche" from Goethe's Faust:  A vocal performance analysis and set of performance guidelines for various solo voice settings, was published by the University of Kentucky.  In 2010 Sokolnicki completed a Master’s Degree in vocal performance and literature at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester NY and completed her undergraduate work at Eastman in 2008, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Voice Performance.
Ms. Sokolnicki is currently on faculty at the world acclaimed Belmont University in Nashville, TN where she teaches private voice as well as Italian and English diction. Sokolnicki frequently travels to various universities and conferences as an expert lecturer in the fields of music and language and dialects.  

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