Fotina Naumenko earned a B.M. in voice at Eastman School of Music, M.M. at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Special Diploma in Voice at the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory of Music in St. Petersburg, Russia (supported by a Fulbright grant), and is now working on a D.M.A. at CCM. Fotina has sung with notable vocal ensembles around the country, including Conspirare (Austin, Texas), the Vocal Arts Ensemble (Cincinnati, Ohio), Voices (Rochester, New York) and the Patriarch Tikhon Choir (Waymart, Pennsylvania). In April 2016 Fotina was featured as a soloist and ensemble member in a production of Handel’s Israel in Egypt with the Queen City Chamber Opera. Recent operatic roles have included Amor in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice and Brigitta in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, both with the Theater of Opera and Ballet at the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory in St. Petersburg, Russia. Past performance highlights include Euridice in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo and Coridon in Handel’s Acis and Galatea with the Cincinnati Chamber Opera, as well as Blondchen in Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio with the Delaware Valley Opera. Fotina has a particular interest in contemporary music. In 2014, she performed the title role in Toshio Hosokawa’s Matsukaze, an ethereal new opera based on a Japanese play from the 15th century. She performed the role of Jean in Douglas Pew’s A Game of Hearts with the North American New Opera Workshop. Ms. Naumenko joined the Wittenberg faculty in fall 2016.