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 lyric soprano, actress, improviser and teacher, a Russian-Azerbaijani raised in Latvia and living in Los Angeles, and a true Californian at heart.
Roksana Zeinapur is a Russian-American lyric soprano, actress and improviser. Her improvised opera works have been performed at The Blue Whale, La Bibliotheque Fantastique, Highways Performance Space, The Electric Lodge, Mimoda Studio and Unwrinkled Ear Concert Series in Los Angeles.
Highlights of her work as a lyric soprano include the roles of Mimi in La Boheme, Fiordiligi in Cosi Fan Tutte, Countess Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro, The First Lady in Die Zauberflote and Blanche in Dialogues des Carmelites. Roksana has performed with Long Beach Opera, Teatro Nuovo, Bel Canto in Tuscany, Repertory Opera, Classical Revolution, Symbiosis Chamber Orchestra and Open Sonic Orchestra, among others. Upcoming engagements include Antonia in Tales of Hoffmann with Opera By The Glass, solo recitals with Maksim Velichkin and Angelica Smirnoff and a Studio Artist residency with Teatro Nuovo.
Her recent performances on the theater stage include Food for Thought with The Walking Theater Group and Kharmful Charms of Daniil Kharms with Artel.
She has appeared in films Ghost Watch, winner of the Audience Award at the Inland Empire 48 hour Film Project, Sunset Empire, Rum Candy and Recovery.
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.