Julie Anna Gulenko is praised for her graceful soprano voice and sensitive musical interpretations. The northeast Ohio native is an alumna of Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Marlene Rosen and performed in several Oberlin Opera Theater productions. ClevelandClassical.comnoted the singer’s delightful approach to the role of Serpetta in Oberlin’s modern staging of La finta giardiniera by Mozart. Ms. Gulenko has made multiple appearances with both Canton Comic Opera and the Summit Choral Society, and has recently collaborated on performance projects with the Cleveland Ballet, the Western Reserve Historical Society, and the Tuesday Musical Association. The young artist has participated in master classes with Serbian mezzo-soprano Milena Kitic and Venezuelan soprano Inés Salazar.
Olenka Slywynska (Mezzo-soprano)
Olenka Slywynska has been praised with having “a lush, honey-coloured sound filling the hall, singing everyone else under the table” (Opera Canada). Ms. Slywynska performs in opera, oratorio and does recital work. She has enjoyed interesting recital opportunities at the Tanglewood Music Festival, Hamilton Philhamonic’s What’s Next festival, and ARC festivals. Olenka has performed oratorio with the Hamilton Philharmonic Symphony, Toronto Classical Singers, Vesnivka and many others. Ms. Slywynska has enjoyed singing in operas with the Highlands Opera Studio, Opera Chai and operas at the Glenn Gould School of Music. She has also sung in the Canadian Opera Company Chorus. Olenka has recently earned a Masters in Pedagogy from the University of Toronto and is presently teaching voice.
Alexandra Beley (Mezzo-Soprano)
Katherine Mayba (Soprano)
Teryn Kuzma (Soprano)
Andrew Skitko (tenor)
Andrew Skitko earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Music at Westminster Choir College. Through Westminster, Skitko has performed with the world’s leading conductors and orchestras at venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Skitko sings regularly with the Opera Philadelphia Chorus, The Philadelphia Symphonic Choir, The Same Stream Choir, and participated in The Oxford University Choral Institute as a member of the Grammy-nominated ensemble, Williamson Voices. He is a professional cantor for the Byzantine-Ruthenian Church, and is also the artistic director of Theoria Chamber Choir, which performs Slavic choral repertoire. Additionally, Skitko is an assistant producer, singer, and member of the Ukrainian Art Song Project.