Finals Performer | Rada Tochalna

Soprano Rada Rochalna returns to perform in round five of the finals for Season 3 of  The Talent. She will be joined by associate artist Janis Cook. Together they will present a set of repertoire broadcast live from 7pm.


Melbourne based soprano, Rada Tochalna was born in Sevastopol where she began her musical career as a pianist. Rada graduated with Honours from the National Music Academy in Lviv (Ukraine), and later graduated with a Bachelor of Economics. She then undertook her Master degree of Arts in Music Performance at the Zurich University of the Arts with world-renowned mezzo-soprano Cornelia Kallisch.

Rada has appeared in numerous operatic roles, including Caroline, Constance, Amor, Fairy Godmother, Foreign Woman and First Lady in Melbourne during 2014. In 2016 Rada has sung the role of Micaela in Bizet’s Carmen for the BK Opera production in Melbourne.

In 2014 she was the recipient of the Henkell Family Young Artist Fellowship at The Opera Studio Melbourne, and the Alice Amy McDonald Trust Travelling Fellowship. She took part in Nagambie Lakes Opera Festival in 2015.

Rada is a regular soloist with the Melbourne Classic Orchestra. She was a guest soloist at the Spring Street Beat at Parliament House and the Melbourne East Arts Festival last year. This year she has sung at the esteemed Wesley Music Centre in Canberra.

Tonight Rada and Janis will perform the following works:

  • Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante from Carmen by Georges Bizet.
  • Nixe Binsefuss by Hugo Wolf
  • Midsummer daydream by David Horowicz

Can’t listen live? Don’t worry! There will be a podcast available from November 9.


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