Petra Sovcovova is a first-generation American of Czech descent, born and raised in Seattle, Washington. In her youth, she performed at multiple baroque festivals as a lead soloist for Faure's Requiem, Mozart's Requiem, and John Rutter's Requiem, Gloria and Magnificat. Soon after, she began studying more advanced oratorio works such as Mozart's Exsultate Jubilate, which she performed at local venues and in the Slovak Republic.
While attending Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Petra's roles of Gertrude and the Dew Fairy in Engelbert Humperdink's Hansel and Gretel were well-received by the faculty, as was her compelling scene work from Antonín Dvorák's Rusalka, which had not been performed at the school for nearly ten years because of the linguistic difficulty of the opera. Other scene work while attending Cornish included Fiordiligi from Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, Zerlina from Mozart's Don Giovanni, and Rosina from Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro.
After Cornish, Petra focused on intensive role study with a fourty-five year veteran of the operatic stage. Over the past year, Petra has worked tirelessly to gain and perform the roles of Micaela, from Georges Bizet's Carmen; Musetta and Mimi, from Giacomo Puccini's La bohème; Rosina, from Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro; Liu, from Puccini's Turandot; and Marguerite, from Charles Gounod's Faust. Extensive scene work with her current mentor includes Salome, from Jules Massenet's Herodiade; Violetta, from Guiseppe Verdi's La traviata; Lakmé, from Léo Delibes' Lakmé; Dorabella, from Mozart's Cosi fan tutte; Pamina and the Second Lady, from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte; Susanna, from Mozart's Le nozze di figaro; Cio-Cio San, from Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly; and Liu, from Giacomo Puccini's Turandot.
During her current studies, Sovcovova has performed pieces outside the operatic canon; she has worked with British composer Andrew Keeling, has sung for humanitarian benefits for the homeless at multiple venues in Seattle, and has even had the honour to perform for the First Secretary of the Czech Embassy, the Honourary Czech and Slovak Consuls, and the Czech Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
Petra recorded eight operatic arias with Canadian Juno nominated and award winning artist/producer Tom Keenlyside and also made her international debut in Italy singing Rosina in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro and Dorabella in Mozart's Cosi fan Tutti.
Recently, Sovcovova performed at the Moore Theater in Seattle as the Widow Corney in the musical Oliver! and will be making an encore appearance in the same role this year.
Currently, Sovcovova resides in Vancouver BC, Canada with her wonderful husband and two cats, she is also an active teacher to young opera and classical artists.
Aleesa Sutton: Collaborative Pianist
Any successes I have had could not be possible without the love and support of Phyllis Allen and Robert Petersen (Petersen Opera Studios), Pamela Casella-Nim (Lyric Opera Northwest), and Heidi Klassen (Vancouver Opera Project - Vancouver BC).
Artistic Influences: Leontyne Price, Renee Flemming, Virginia Zeani, Kiri te Kanawa, and Renata Tebaldi.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 20 - 120 minutes
A wonderful evening of entertainment by Pacific Northwest Artists. Should you like to come to a production, feel free to contact me for ticketing information.
I will require access to a piano, or one can be provided for a fee.
As a professional musician I am constantly working with other performers - specifically, I have hand picked accompanists (pianists) who attend all small venues with me (This does not include full music productions and/or opera productions). Please know that though I am very eager to make your event wonderful, I will need access to a piano in order to offer you the full extent of my arias and songs (I can supply a full size electric piano for an additional fee). Unfortunately, I do not sing to previously recorded music, everything I do is live and of exceptional quality.
Thank you for your understanding.
I am more than happy to learn and collaborate any piece you have in mind. However, for the sake of simplicity, here is a current list of all pieces and/or operatic roles which are ready to go.
Mimi - La Boheme
Musetta - La Boheme
La Ciesca - Gianni Schicchi
The Countess - Le Nozze di Figaro
Micaela - Carmen
Fiordiligi - Cosi fan tutti
First Lady - Die Zauberflote
Violetta - La Traviata
Flora - La Traviata
Gertrude - Hansel and Gretel
The Dew Fairy - Hansel and Gretel
The Mother - Amahl and the Night Visitors
Liu - Turandot
Operatic Arias and a few art songs:
Ach ich fuhls - The Magic Flute
Addio del passato - La Traviata
Ah! Je veux vivre (Juliet's Waltz) - Romeo et Juliet
Ah guarda sorella (duet) - Cosi fan tutte
Amarilli mia bella - Caccini
Art is calling for me (Primadonna Song) - The Enchantress
Barcarole (duet) - Les Contes d'Hoffman
Caro nome - Rigoletto
Casta Diva - Norma
Chi il bel sogno di Doretta - La rodina
Come Scoglio - Cosi fan tutte
Donde lieta usci - La Boheme
Dove sono i bei momenti - Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Duetto buffo di due gatti (Duet for two cats) - Rossini
E'strano - Follie follie! Sempre Libera - La Traviata
Ebben? N'andro lontana - La Wally
Flower Duet - Lakme
Il est doux il est bon - Herodiade
Je dis que rien ne m'epouvante - Carmen
Jewel Song - Faust
La ci darem la mano (duet with baritone) - Don Giovanni
Mi chiamano Mimi - La Boheme
Mnesicku na nebi hlubokem (Song to the Moon) - Rusalka
O mio babbino caro - Gianni Schicchi
O soave fanciulla (Duet with Tenor) - La Boheme
Piangero la sorte mia - Giulio Cesare
Quando m'en vo - La Boheme
Signore ascolta - Turandot
Un bel di vedremo - Madama Butterfly
V'adoro pupille - Giulio Cesare
Vissi d'arte - Tosca
Voi lo sapete o mamma - Cavalleria rusticana
(To be Added)
Musical Theatre, Pop, and all the rest:
(To be Added)
Past Booked Dates:
01-27-2013 — La Traviata (Violetta) - Vancouver BC
01-26-2013 — La Traviata (Violetta) - Vancouver BC
12-16-2012 — Vancouver BC - Christmas Event
12-09-2012 — Vancouver BC - Christmas Event
10-28-2012 — La Boheme (Mimi) - Vancouver BC
10-27-2012 — La Boheme (Mimi) - Vancouver BC
10-26-2012 — La Boheme (Mimi) - Vancouver BC
10-25-2012 — La Boheme (Mimi) - Vancouver BC
06-10-2012 — Gianni Schicchi - Vancouver BC
06-09-2012 — Gianni Schicchi - Vancouver BC
06-08-2012 — Gianni Schicchi - Vancouver BC
06-07-2012 — Gianni Schicchi - Vancouver BC
03-20-2012 — K S Studios - Masters Performance
12-03-2011 — Mozart's Exsultate Jubilate - Seattle
09-22-2011 — Oliver! The Moore Theater - Seattle
01-23-2011 — La Boheme
01-21-2011 — La Boheme
01-20-2011 — La Boheme
10-17-2010 — Oliver! The Moore Theater - Seattle
2010: 30 gigs
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Birthday Party, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Dinner Dance, Festival, Fundraiser, Studio Session, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception
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