AMDA Faculty since: 2021
With a "timbre of melodious, bell-like clarity" (Rochester City Newspaper), Armenian-American soprano Natalie Buickians is a burgeoning young talent with immense vocal versatility and musicality. She is a winner of the Metropolitan National Council Competition, Los Angeles District and a participant in SongStudio 2020 at Carnegie Hall under the direction of soprano Renée Fleming. She competed in the Aram Khachaturian International Competition where she took top jury prizes, 2nd in the Friends of Eastman Opera Aria Competition, and 3rd in the Jesse Kneisel Lieder Competition.
In 2018, Natalie made her European debut in the role of Suor Genovieffa in Puccini's Suor Angelica. Her previous operatic engagements include the role of First Lady in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte with Vivace, Giulietta in Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann at the Napa Music Festival, Elle in Poulenc's La Voix Humaine, Susanna in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro and the Governess in Britten's The Turn of the Screw, with Eastman Opera Theater.
D.M.A., Performance and Literature – Voice, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
M.M., Performance and Literature – Voice, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester