I move between the worlds of opera, theater and film. When I perform, I am looking for connection and intimacy, for immediacy, for the embodiment of my most instinctual desires. I am looking to inspire and to be inspired. I am a mezzo soprano, actress, improviser and teacher, a Russian-Azerbaijani raised in Latvia and living in Los Angeles, and a true Californian at heart.
Described as an "emotional magician on stage" Roksana Zeinapur is a Russian-American mezzo-soprano and performance maker who has forged a unique and multi-faceted path as a performer in the worlds of opera and theater.
Upcoming engagements include Barnett Cohen's Approach Gesture Response at REDCAT Studio, Persephone in Dionysus in Hell with Open Gate Theater and Vocal and Glass with Sonic Open Orchestra.
Her recent engagements include a studio artist residency with Teatro Nuovo in New York, an emerging artist residency with Bel Canto in Tuscany in Italy, concerts as a winner of the Beverly Hills National Auditions, premieres of Vena Cava with Sonic Open Orchestra and the title role of Rizpah with Open Gate Theater and a collaboration with Barnett Cohen in the premiere of SOMETHINNNGISALWAYSSSWRONGGG at Joan in Los Angeles.
Roksana holds an MFA in Collaborative Piano from California Institute of the Arts and a BA in Piano Performance from Pepperdine University. Born and raised on the Baltic Coast in Riga, Latvia, she now makes her home in Los Angeles. When not performing, Roksana shares her commitment to the performing arts teaching voice at Z Vocal Studio and piano at Dickens Music.