Ochakovski

Ochakovski, Manuela

Singing is not only art but also top sport.

Every part of the body is connected with each other. Working on the freedom of sound emission means connecting all the body parts and finding the right balance between them. This includes also spirit, soul and emotions. When this freedom and balance is achieved, singers are free to vibrate their breath and communicate the music, text and emotions.

Biography

1963

2 February born in Onesti/Romania

1977 – 1979

Music Study at the Music and Art Gymnasium, Pitesti/Romania

1980 – 1981 Private study Singing with Magda Ianculescu

1981 – 1986

Study Singing and Opera at the National Music University ‘George Enescu’, Iasi/Romania

1986 – 1990

Soloist at the National Opera Timisoara/Romania

1992 – 1994

Soloist at the Stadttheater Regensburg/Germany

1994 – 2001

Soloist at the Staatstheater Oldenburg/Germany

2001 – 2002

Free lance Soloist at the Staatstheater Hannover and the Zeitgenössische Oper Berlin

2002 – Now

Owner of vocal studio ‘il Portamento’/Netherlands and vocal coach in Brussels and London

 

Selection of works

Bach Johannes Passion

Bellini

Sonnambula

Berg

Lulu

Berlioz

Béatrice et Benedict

Cage

Europeras 1 - 5

Debussy

Pelléas et Mélisande

Dendrino

Lasati-ma sa cint

Donizetti

Don Pasquale, Lucia di Lammermoor

Gounod

Romeo et Juliette

Händel

Alcina

Hervé

Mam'zelle Nitouche

Hölszky

die Wände

Honnegger

Johanna auf dem Scheiterhaufen

Hummel

An der schönen blauen Donau

Humperdinck

Hänsel und Gretel

Kálmán

Csárdásfürstin, die Zirkusprinzessin,  Gräfin Mariza

Lehar

Land des Lächelns, Zigeunerliebe

Loewe 

My fair lady

Lortzing

Wildschütz

Martin

le Vin herbé

Monteverdi

l'Incoronazione di Poppea

Mozart

Don Giovanni, die Zauberflöte, Requiem

Offenbach

Orpheé aux Enfers, les Contes d'Hoffman

Orff

Carmina Burana

Paul Abraham

Ball im Savoy

Puccini

la Bohéme, Turandot

Reimann

Lear

Rossini

Barbiere di Seviglia

Schubert

Dreimädlerlhaus

Strauss

Elektra, Rosenkavalier

Strauss

Wienerblut, die Fledermaus, Eine Nacht in Venedig, der Zigeunerbaron

Verdi

Rigoletto, Aïda

Wagner

Götterdämmerung

Wolf-Ferrari

il Campiello

Zimmermann

Weisse Rose

Organizing masterclasses together with George Emil Crasnaru, Marie Angel, David Freeman, Hilary Summers, Waltraud Österreicher, Roberta Alexander and Alan Herdman.

 

(Stand: 20.04.2022)