Fotina Naumenko is an engaging performer who has been praised for her commanding stage presence and “sweet” (Music in Cincinnati) soprano voice. She is active in a wide variety of repertoire, including opera, art song, choral and chamber music, and has been featured as a performer and soloist with Vocal Arts Ensemble (Cincinnati, OH), Voices (Rochester, NY), and the Patriarch Tikhon Choir. This spring she will perform with the Queen City Chamber Opera as a soloist in Handel’s Israel in Egypt. Recent engagements have included Euridice in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo with the Cincinnati Chamber Opera, as well as Amor in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice and Brigitta in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta with the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory Theater of St. Petersburg, Russia. Fotina has also sung with the Delaware Valley Opera, NANOWorks Opera, and the Opera Theater of Pittsburgh. She completed her Master of Music Degree at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and earned her Bachelor of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music in her home city of Rochester, NY. Fotina is a scholarship recipient of the Bel Canto Vocal Scholarship Foundation and was awarded a prestigious Fulbright grant to St. Petersburg, Russia in 2014.