Guest of the Opera
The Macedonian soprano Milena Arsovska has graduated from the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Faculty of Music in Skopje and has acquired a Master’s Degree at the Vienna Conservatory Private University. At the age of 17, she had her operatic debut with the role of the Shepherd in Tosca at the Macedonian Opera and Ballet (MOB), where she was accepted as a young soloist. While working at MOB, she performed the following roles: Rita (Rita), Elvira (L’Italiana di Algeri), Ester (P.Kimper: The Captivation of Eunice Williams) , Flora (The Turn of the Screw) and First boy (Die Zauberflöte). In 2007/08 season, she achieved a great success with the multimedia project Dorothy - Disconcert of Oz with Fanny& Alexander Theater Company, while touring through Italy and Germany. During her studies in Vienna, she took part in several productions as Eurydice (Orpheus in der Unterwelt), Pamina and Papagena (Die Zauberflöte) and Lauretta(Gianni Schichi), followed by solo recitals and Chamber music concerts. The same year, she had her debut in Theater an der Wien with the episode role in Die Fledermaus. She had the second guest engagement in the production Il Trittico singing Seconda Cercatrice in Suor Angelica (2012) at the same theater. In 2012 she made her debut at the Semmering Summer festival as Blonde (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) and as Zerlina (Don Giovanni). The following year, she was invited to perform the role of Adele in Die Fledermaus (2013). As a winner of the second prize at Dostal-Operetta Competition in Korneuburg, Milena Arsovska has been invited to perform at several concerts. It must be mentioned that she won the second prize at the International OEJAB-Music competition in Vienna in 2010. She received a scholarship from Herder-Stipendium (2010), and was also a finalist at the Leyla Genzer Singing Competition in Istanbul (2012) and at the Crossover Competition-Heinrich Strecker in Baden bei Wien (2013). One can hear her voice on the CD with the Wiener Kammerorchestra singing the soprano solo in Chichester Psalms by G. Bernstein, conducted by Erwin Ortner. Her voice was used also in two soundtracks for the motion pictures The Great Water and The War is Over. She has had numerous concert tours and recitals throughout the world, namely in Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Netherlands, Malta, Spain and France, as well as in New York and Japan.