Bio: Oxana Arkaeva, the winner of numerous international competitions such as the "Operalia" Placido Domingo World Opera Contest in Mexico and St. Hertogenbosch International Vocal Competition in Netherlands, studied at the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory in Moscow and at the Manhattan School of Music in New York, USA. The Ukrainian-born soprano began her artistic career as a member of the International Opera Studios at the Opera House in Zurich and is actively present on international concert and opera stages for over 20 years. Oxana Arkaeva´s permanent “fest” engagements included the Municipal Theater in St. Gallen, Switzerland, Frankfurt Opera, the Saarland State Theater in Saarbrucken and at the Municipal Theater in Ulm, Germany. International guest appearances led her to the USA, the Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, Austria and a. o. to Mannheim, Bonn, Augsburg, Leipzig, Münster and Detmold in Germany. There she has sung leading roles of lirico-spinto and dramatic soprano repertoire including operas by Mozart, Gluck, Verdi, Puccini, Strauss, Wagner, Janacek, Poulenc, Britten and Hindemith. In 2015 she achieved great success in the demanding role of Médée in the new production and international live broadcast of L. Cherubini´s “Médée”, marking the world premiere of the newly composed recitatives by Alan Curtis. Oxana Arkaeva holds a teaching diploma from the University of Music in Saarbrucken and became a German citizen in 2008. From 2014 till 2017 she has been studying to achieve the Executive Master in Arts Administration Degree (EMAA) at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. In addition to her stage career, she helps public figures and speakers to optimize their presentation skills and appearance. Since July 2016 she also acts as an opera-critic for the Mexican magazine "ProÒpera" and runs her own Opera Views Blog at https://oareviews.com/. She is fluent in English, German and conversational Italian. As a performer, she has always been referred to by the press as a remarkable stage personality that moves the audience with homogeneous ensemble play and expressive performing. Her solo recitals enjoy great popularity covering vast vocal repertoire from baroque till 21st-century music. More information about this versatile singer can be found on her website www.arkaeva.com.