Online Concert

Dear All!

This year we could not do our traditional "Russian for Singers" concerts life in Sydney. So we decided to go online.

Preparing this event was a great experience for all of us and we hope that you will enjoy watching it!

If you would like to participate in our future online recitals, please send us your expression of interest to

In Part 1 of the concert my wonderful teenage students will sing art songs by Glinka, Varlamov, Yakovlev, Listov and Rimsky-Korsakov.

In Part 2 you will hear beautiful professional singers and pianists from Australia and Europe performing works by Rachmaninoff, Mussorgsky and Pauline Viardot.

Singing: Pamela Andrews, Natali Boghossian, Wendy Dixon, Suzi Stengel, Natalia Melnik, David Kless, Veronica Broustinov, Gabriel Gitman, Svetlana Rotenko, Vanessa Purnama, Yulia and Olesia Radzievskiy

Piano: Benjamin Burton, David Miller and Hans van Beelen


Part I: M.Glinka (1804-1857) "Ne Poj, Krasavitsa!" / "Oh, never sing for me again". Singing - David Kless, Piano - Benjamin Burton

A.Varlamov (1801 - 1848) "Na Zare Ty Yeyo Ne Budi" / “Do Not Wake Her at the Dawn”. Singing - Veronica Broustinov, Piano - Benjamin Burton

M.Yakovlev (1798 - 1868) “Zimnij Vecher” / "Winter Evening”. Singing - Gabriel Gitman, Piano - Benjamin Burton

A.Varlamov (1801 - 1848) “Krasnyj Sarafan” / “Red Sarafan” Singing - Svetlana Rotenko, Piano - Benjamin Burton

N.Listov (1873 - 1952) “Ya pomnyu val’sa zvuk prelestnyj…” / “I Remember The Charming Sound of The Waltz…” Singing - Olesia and Yulia Radzievskiy, Piano - Benjamin Burton

N.Rimsky-Korsakov (1844 - 1908) “O Chyom V Tishi Nochey” / “In The Silence Of The Nights” Singing - Vanessa Purnama, Piano - Benjamin Burton

Part II: S.Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943). “Siren" / “The Lilacs” Singing - Natalia Melnik, Piano - Benjamin Burton

S.Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943) “Ne Poj, Krasavitsa!” / "Oh, never sing to me again" Singing - Suzi Stengel, Piano - Benjamin Burton

S.Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943) “Uzh Ty Niva Moya!” / “The harvest of sorrow” Singing - Pamela Andrews, Piano - Benjamin Burton

S.Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943) “Zdes’ Horosho” / “How Fair Is This Spot” Singing - Pamela Andrews, Piano - Benjamin Burton

P.Viardot (1821 - 1910) “Zaklinaniye” / “The Incantation” Singing - Natali Boghossian, Piano - Hans van Beelen

M.Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881) “Gde Ty, Zvyozdochka?” / “Where Are You, Little Star?” Singing - Wendy Dixon, Piano - David Miller

M.Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881) “Kalistrat” / “Kalistrat” Singing - Wendy Dixon, Piano - David Miller

M.Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881) “Gornimi Tikho Letela Dusha Nebesami...” / “A Soul Was Flying Quietly In The Skies…” Singing - Wendy Dixon, Piano - David Miller

Thank you very much for watching!

To find the scores and diction audio guides on Russian opera arias and art songs, please visit

Our Performers:

Pamela Andrews - Soprano is an experienced performer and has appeared as a soloist with The Metropolitan Orchestra, Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, Penrith Symphony Orchestra, SCUNA/National Capital Orchestra, Hobart Chamber Orchestra, Derwent Symphony Orchestra, Hobart Orpheus Choir, Tasmania University Musical Society, Hobart Festival of Voices Choir and City of Launceston Carols by Candlelight.

Repertoire performed includes Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Mozart’s Requiem, Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, Handel’s Messiah and Dvorak’s Stabat Mater. Pamela enjoys performing new works, and has premiered new repertoire by several Australian composers.

Recently, Pamela has enjoyed much competition success, and was a Semi-Finalist in the Sydney Eisteddfod Operatic Aria, and a Finalist in the 3rd Sydney International Song Prize adjudicated by Richard Bonynge AC CBE.

Opera roles performed include Donna Anna in Don Giovanni (Opera Hunter), Arminda in La finta giardiniera (Operantics), Countess Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro (Pacific Opera), Natasha in The Gondoliers Dream Getaway (Pacific Opera), Belinda and Second Woman in Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas (various companies). Professional chorus experience includes fully-staged productions of Aida, Anna Bolena, Attila, Carmen, Faust, La Boheme and Turandot with Opera Australia, and Carmen, La Traviata and Tosca with Melbourne Opera. Pamela looks forward to a busy summer season with Opera Australia.

Natali Boghossian @nataliboghossian.mezzo is a mezzo-soprano based in Amsterdam. Drawing from her cross-cultural as well as literary background, she researches new colours, original themes and repertoire for her concerts with special respect for contemporary works. She also attracts attention as a multi-talented singer by also playing the piano on the stage. She is now under the vocal and artistic tutelage of dramatic soprano Elena Vassilieva.

Boghossian has made her Paris debut at the International Association “Dimitri Chostakovich” with Shostakovich’s works. With her musical collaborator Hans van Beelen, she regularly gives recitals in various venues in and out of the Netherlands. She has recently received a Performing Arts Fund grant from Dutch Fonds Podiumkunsten for her trio project in January 2021.

Her current operatic repertoire includes trouser roles like Komponist (Ariadne auf Naxos/R. Strauss), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro/W. Mozart), Urbain (Les Huguenots/G. Meyerbeer), Stephano (Romeo et Juliette/C. Gounod) and mezzo-soprano roles like Carmen (Carmen/G. Bizet), Nancy (Albert Herring/B. Britten) and Lola (Cavalleria Rusticana/P. Mascagni).