“I believe very strongly that it is of the utmost importance to find the “right manager” – someone who “guides and nurtures” careers, and helps the artist understand what is necessary in order to advance at the various stages that happen in the course of a lifetime career. This “marriage” between artist and manager is perhaps the most important professional decision that the artist will have to make alone – and this choice will shape what happens and when, in the natural evolution of a career. I maintain a very small and select group of singers and conductors, so that I can have the time and energy necessary to accomplish these goals.” – Matthew Laifer

ROSTER 2018-2019

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Grigory Soloviov, bass-baritone


Zoya Gramagin, soprano

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Dilara Unsal, soprano

Singer Natasha Novitskaia

Natasha Novitskaia, mezzo-soprano


Anastassiya Kozhukharova, soprano

The National Chorale Concert on April 19th 2018

Everett McCorvey, conductor, artistic director

Sanchez, opera artist

Sanchez, Cesar

BIOGRAPHY || REPERTOIRE || VIDEO Born in Mexico, tenor Cesar Sanchez is an exciting new artist who is praised for his heroic intensity and rich passionate voice. He is a full lyric tenor whose voice is particularly suited to the late Romantic operas, especially the music of Verdi and Puccini. Cesar began his music studies as a … Continue reading Sanchez, Cesar

Formisano, Giovanni

BIOGRAPHY || REPERTOIRE and ENGAGEMENTS Italian lyric tenor Giovanni Formisano began vocal training in the U.S. where he was recognized for his sense of legato and interpretation of classic Neapolitan repertoire. Winner of Talents of the World Vocal Competition, he was featured alongside many internationally recognized singers in a tribute to world-renowned baritone Dimitri Hvorostovsky at Carnegie Hall, In … Continue reading Formisano, Giovanni

Perchikova, Alla

Relatively new to the United States, dramatic soprano Alla Perchikova is well-known in her native Russia and in Germany, her current residence, for interpretations of Tchaikovsky’s Tatiana, Maria, and Lisa, Wagner’s Elsa, Venus, Freia, Gerhilde, Rossweisse, and Adriano (Rienzi), Verdi’s Amelia, Leonora (Il Trovatore and La forza del destino), and Lucrezia (I due Foscari), Leonore (Fidelio), and the title role … Continue reading Perchikova, Alla

McCorvey, Everett

Everett McCorvey is a native of Montgomery, Alabama. He received his degrees from the University of Alabama, including a Doctorate of Musical Arts. Maestro McCorvey has performed in many cities around the world and theaters across the country, including the Metropolitan Opera, the Kennedy Center, Aspen Music Festival, Radio City Music hall, Birmingham Opera Theater, Teatro … Continue reading McCorvey, Everett

Shin, Dongwon

BIOGRAPHY ||  REPERTOIRE || CRITICAL ACCLAIM || ENGAGEMENTS || VIDEO Korean-born tenor Dongwon Shin has been singing the dramatic operatic repertoire for the last several years, including Tabarro with Opera Carolina, Manrico in Dresden and with the Arizona Opera, Fort Worth Opera, and Opera de Montreal, Radames at Covent Garden and at the Vienna Staatsoper to glowing reviews. He has … Continue reading Shin, Dongwon

Kozhukharova, Anastassiya

BIO || ENGAGEMENTS || VIDEO || PRESS & MEDIA Soprano Anastassiya Kozhukharova has sung throughout her homeland of Kazakhstan and in Italy, Luxemburg, Austria, Germany, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia, South Korea and Japan. Highlights of previous seasons include performances on the stages of the Abai Kazakh State Opera Theater, the Kazakh Concert Hall, and the “Zhas … Continue reading Kozhukharova, Anastassiya

Conductor Rudolf Piehlmayer

Piehlmayer, Rudolf

BIOGRAPHY || REPERTOIRE || CRITICAL ACCLAIM || VIDEO Rudolf Piehlmayer was born in Straubing, Germany, and studied piano, clarinet, and conducting at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in München. In 1986 he won the sponsorship of the C.M.v. Weber Contest as well as the Felix Mottl Competition in Munich, and in 1987 he won the International Weber Contest … Continue reading Piehlmayer, Rudolf

Gramagin, Zoya

BIOGRAPHY || REPERTOIRE || VIDEO || PRESS/MEDIA Soprano Zoya Gramagin, who hails from Moscow, has been praised for her beautiful, vibrant voice with characteristically warm Slavic colors, while maintaining a very Italianate sound. The Petersburg-Concert (Russia) called her a “true Verdian soprano, [with] fascinating richness of the voice and fiery musicality.” Following a performance at the … Continue reading Gramagin, Zoya

Soloviov, Grigory

BIOGRAPHY || REPERTOIRE || CRITICAL ACCLAIM || VIDEO Russian-American bass-baritone Grigory Soloviov was recently praised for his portrayal of the title character in Jay Reise’s 1988 opera Rasputin: “Grigory Soloviov’s deep booming bass is truly hypnotizing; it puts you into some kind of trance. It is chillingly beautiful.”  For the same role, another reviewer said, “The character … Continue reading Soloviov, Grigory

Singer Natasha Novitskaia

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BIOGRAPHY || REPERTOIRE || ENGAGEMENTS || VIDEO || PRESS/MEDIA Russian-born Natasha Novitskaia just debuted in August at the Mythos Festival in Taormino in her first Amneris after being chosen as a winner of their competition this past January in Rome, Italy.  Last April she made her Carnegie Hall debut where she was featured guest artist … Continue reading Novitskaia, Natasha

Unsal, Dilara

Spinto soprano Dilara Unsal was born in Mersin, Turkey. She received her degree from the Opera Studies Department of Istanbul University State Conservatory. During her tenure there she was in Ayse Sezerman’s vocal studio and received the Conservatory’s High Achievement Award for Opera Studies. While still at the Conservatory, she performed Hannchen, her first leading … Continue reading Unsal, Dilara