Russian-American soprano Inna Dukach has been praised for “an immediately appealing, youthfully rich and velvety voice.”
Most recently, Ms. Dukach made her house and role debut as Matilde Neruda in Virginia Opera’s Il Postino, gave her role debut as Antonia/Giulietta/Stella in Les contes d’Hoffmann with Nashville Opera, sang Countess Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro with Inland Northwest Opera, and appeared on the concert stage as a soloist for Rachmaninoff’s The Bells with the Portland Symphony (Maine).
Ms. Dukach made her London debut at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Musetta in La bohème, and her Metropolitan Opera debut as the title role in Madama Butterfly. She created the role of Ina in the world premiere of Steal a Pencil with Opera Colorado, and was chosen to sing the role of Mimì in La bohème for two consecutive seasons at New York City Opera, a role she has also sung with Opera Colorado, Pensacola Opera, Kaohsiung Symphony Orchestra, Lubbock Symphony, and the Rochester Philharmonic. Ms. Dukach has also appeared as the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro for Hawaii Opera Theatre; Zemfira in Aleko with NYCO; Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly with Atlanta Opera and Anchorage Opera; Amelia in Simon Boccanegra with Kentucky Opera; Violetta in La traviata with Opera Omaha and Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra; Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with Toledo Opera; Walter in La Wally with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam; Pamina in Die Zauberflöte for Opera Hong Kong; Liù in Turandot for the Savonlinna Opera Festival; Tatiana in Eugene Onegin with Opéra Lyra Ottawa; Violetta in La traviata with the Croatian National Opera; Dorotea in Conte’s Don Chisciotte with the Caramoor Festival; Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with both Orlando Opera and with Opera Carolina; Xenia in Boris Godunov for San Diego Opera; and Caroline Gaines in Margaret Garner with Opera Carolina. Previous seasons also included debuts with the Israeli Opera, as Nedda in Pagliacci; Dayton Opera, as Mimì in La bohème; Pensacola Opera, for her role debut as Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly; New Orleans Opera, as Nedda and the soprano soloist in Carmina Burana; Opera Colorado, as Rosalba in Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas; and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, as Mimì.
She made her Alice Tully Hall debut with the American Symphony Orchestra as Aljeja in Janácek’s From the House of the Dead, and her Carnegie Hall debut in a program of Rutter’s Magnificat and Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem. Other concert highlights have included a concert of Gluck arias with Opera de Oviedo in Spain; the Beethoven Missa Solemnis with the Hartford Symphony; Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder with Theater Pforzheim in Germany; Songs of Yiddish Poetry, as well as the Verdi Requiem with the Brooklyn Philharmonic; the Dvorak Stabat Mater and Brahms Requiem with the Greenwich Choral Society; the Mozart Requiem with the Saratoga Choral Festival; Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Smith College Orchestra at Carnegie Hall; and Barber’s Knoxville: Summer Of 1915 with Bay Shore Lyric Opera.
Inna Dukach received her Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from Mannes College of Music, and her Bachelor’s Degree from Smith College.